prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016 Mjp12 (2119) - York, North Yorkshire, - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really tasty bottle conditioned porter. Pours with a nice head, and full of berry flavour.
On draught some time ago at the Nags Head in Reading. Black with a bubbly light brown head. Lovely light chocolate roast, a beer that is smooth and almost creamy. A decent porter. zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a thin tan head of foam. It has a very tart, sour plum and red fruity flavours with chocolate notes and a roasted, spicy, tart berry finish. Ok, but too much tart red fruit for me. gegwilson (3827) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours mahogany with a frothy cream head that fades to nothing in a minute or two. Mild aroma of coffee and berries. Nice malty flavour. Some sweet fruitiness alongside smooth coffee. An enjoyable porter. SilverfoX (879) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, was black with no head, Taste is coffee, quite smooth. but just lacking... i dunno... somthing AshtonMcCobb (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely crema head.
Nose - dark chocolate or coffee with a berry note,maybe blackcurrant.
Taste - chocolate, burnt flavours them some sweetness.
Palate - medium bodied but then the texture is thin and the finish is a bit sudden. And then it comes back.
Overall - decent. Promised more than it delivered.
allmyvinyl (11181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Get to Norfolk Tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, stone fruit. Taste is coffee, light sweet. Creamy texture. Started well, but fell off. ManVsBeer (11148) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival. Mirfield. Black with an off-white creamy head. Has a very heavy but decent roasted malt aroma and taste. jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Cask at the Blacksmiths Arms, St Albans. Very dark brown with a thin creamy khaki head. Raspberry, chocolate and roast chestnut on the nose. A hint of chimney smoke as well. Sweet and fruity taste throughout. Long warming finish for this ABV. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a slight tingle providedby natural carbonation. Sweet/tart aftertaste. An excellent discovery. The_Osprey (9673) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Gravity cask at the Rake. Black, no head. Aroma is liquorice and molasses. Body is medium, smooth, very low carbonation. Taste is sweet, under-ripe banana, some berry fruit, astringent in the finish. Too sweet for me, but it’s fine.