Grumbo (4587) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2018 Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Sweet roasted malts, chocolatey coffee. Dryer in the mouth than aroma would suggest but with the flavours continuing. Slightly empty mouthfeel. Nice flavours but not very satisfying.
Bottle at Cobbetts, Dorking. Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and dark fruits. Medium plus sweetness, light to moderate roasted bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft to flat carbonation. Chocolate finish. Rasmus40 (22689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle @ Cobbetts, Dorking. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 140218 saxo (20028) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2018
Drink in bottle @ Cobbetts, Dorking. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and hops. Nice licorice finish. SilkTork (5946) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Some pub in Southampton - possibly one of the St Denys pubs with Ian in Nov 2016. Slightly greasy but very tasty and satisfying dark roasty beer. john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2010 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; bitter roast (almost burnt) malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; sour fruit (berries), raisins. Hoppy; earthy. Bitter roast malty throughout. Dry finish. Nice Porter! (2010-02)
BeardedAvenger (1336) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Light malt aroma. Oil slick black, more cola like in the light. Crescent moon of a beige head. Slightly sour with a wide sweet streak. Sugar, treacle, berries, but all understated. Medium bodied, if somewhat watery. Softness. Short finish. Easy drinking. Didn’t really get any bitterness. An overly polite porter. Scopey (16550) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask at The Claret. It pours dark ruby with a small beige. The aroma is toasty, roasted malt, wood, cardboard, rye bread, cocoa and cake. The taste bitter, roasted malt, charred wood, liquorice, treacle, fruit cake, cocoa and coffee with a dry, toasty finish. MediuM body and soft carbonation. Decent porter. mr_h (6117) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 24 Nov 2016, roast malt, earthy aromas, near black with a thin tan head and excellent lacing, chocolate, coffee, roast flavours, a bit herbal, creamy, quite bitter. ianwelby (1593) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Black beer with a thick beige head. Tastes and smells of bitter, earthy malt with some coffee and dark chocolate and the flavour has a splash of tart, zingy fruit as well to make an interesting combination DIBBLE (167) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Pallant of Arundel. BB Sept 2015. Roast malt, licorice aroma. Fine tan head with loads of lacing over black beer. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness of herbal hops upfront then complex flavours come to the fore. Burnt licorice, cocoa, rich roast malt, leather, spruce. Dry, resinous, dark malty finish.