mr_h (6215) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at The Laurieston, Glasgow - very dark brown, medium tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma, chocolate, liquorice flavour, herby hop dry finish, good temperature BenH (3423) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2012
Tap at southern bar. Black with little tan head. Nice thick aroma, molasses, toffee and dark fruits, plum and cherry. Taste is heavily roasty, coffee, chocolate, bit of licorice/molasses and dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, quite complex. Served completely flat and a slightly sticky sweet finish with a lingering chocolate taste. I think I’d prefer a bit of carbonation, not sure where this responsibly lies, pub/brewery? All in all a very tasty beer meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
[email protected]allmyvinyl (11394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Milk chocolate aroma mixed with blueberries. Opaque, brown head, good lace. Loads of chocolate, hints of pepper, very malty, light sweet, light bitter. Nice soft and full body. Flavourful, powerful yet still easy to drink.
Really good porter. Pours very dark brown with pale tan head, lasts well. Some fruit-cake-mixture aromas, like helping to stir when making a christmas pudding. Coffee there too. Pretty much everything you’d want in this kind of beer. Finishes medium-long, gives you something to think about. Good. Beersiveknown (5324) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
AshtonMcCobb (7132) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
camp coffee, lactose and a tart almost bretty edge makes for complex nose.dark wood with tan head, tobacco, molasses. low carbonation, full bodied, dry and woody at first then sweet notes, sweat and leather, ash, roast barley. long finish. Fairly complex, almost in imperial porter, stock ale territory enjoyable but unexpected!
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Re-rate - not in the fridge this time, so more nuttiness on the finish of the taste - lovely!
Previous rating 07/09/13 = 7+4+7+4+15=3.8
33cl bottle in the Scran and Scallie. It’s a shame this was in the fridge as I had a good idea of what it was doing but a lot of aromas and tasting notes were muted somewhat. Plenty of the typical chocolate and coffee going on but also with a fruity element. I will have to try again but not chilled this time. ShivanDragon (4859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts 2013lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2013
zwart met minimale bruine kraag, voor mij iets té koud ingeschonken
aroma: koffie, toffee, chocolade, gebrande mouten, caramout
smaken: sterke koffie, laurierdrop, toffee, chocolade
redelijk bitter, afdronk bitter en koffie/laurier
330 ml bottle.SaintMatty (7691) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a black colour with a beige head which settles quite quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, biscuit and some cream notes. Rich flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, roasted coffee, wood and high bitterness. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a warming, lingering bitter, wooden finish. Lingering bitterness just keeps going and going with only a hint of alcohol. Excellent.
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, coffee, fudge and a hint of blackcurrant in the aroma. Roasted, chocolatey and smooth taste with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, treacle, liquorice and fudge. Really nice and very easy to drink for its strength. A great recipe brewed by a fantastic brewery. flying_pig (1701) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Lighter than expected on the nose with some rich chocolate notes and a creamy smell with some raosted malts and a nice amount of coffee. There is a milky, caramel aroma with some earthy malts in there. The smell is a very nice, standard porter smell.
Dark, ruby red colour with a half centimetre tall, bubbly head that is a medium tan colour and leaves some lacing around the sides of the glass as it is drank.
Milky chocolate and roasted malt taste to begin that is coupled with some some coffee and an earthy hop taste that is light but noticeable. There is a minor alcohol taste and some sweet malts along with a touch of caramel and a light bitter finish.
Smooth and with a slight alcohol kick to things. There is full, slightly creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.
A very nice beer and one that I feel was better than the Impale IPA that beat it in a hombrew competition that lead to both being commercially brewed.