hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Appearance- like dark coca cola, foamy beige head which slowly dissipates to leave a covering. Aroma- chocolate, malts, slight roast, cocoa, hoppy hints. Taste- smooth, chewy, roasty, lots of chocolate, milk chocolate, dry finish, coffee hints, medium to full mouthfeel. Very good. joe19612 (2995) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a large beige head, malt and roast aroma with coffee, the taste is medium bitterness with roasted malt, with a short sweet finish. kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Light does not escape this beer. Thin white head. Woody treacle malts. Sweet coffee. Some brambly fruit. Chocolate cake. AshtonMcCobb (6774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
On tap at the Southern.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice crema heas.
Nose - dark chocolate and coffee. Some creaminess.
Taste - more of the same. Chocolate coming through more.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry refreshing finish.
Overall - good example of the style. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottled 10/01/14. A black beer with a grey wisp of head and a bit of beige in the lace. A bit of smoke in the otherwise thin nose. Decent dark malts in the mouth. Chocolate and, again, smoke. Easy to drink and pleasant enough but a bit underwhelming really. Score 3.3
CraftBeerNick (2669) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8, 3.4, 3.8 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.6
Keg at the Rake, 16th January 2014. Lovely porter, deep brown, black, nice ash and coffee aroma. Taste us smooth and fresh, good stuff john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, hints of smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, prunes, raisins. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Decent malt/fruit/hop balance. Smooth; subtle, tasty. Sweetish roast malty, quite dry, some hop bitterness in the finish. Liked this a lot. Nice Porter! leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Metallic coffee aromas. Nice black, with minimal dark tan foamy head. Flavour underwhelming at first but then gives way to an old ale like taste followed by a rich fruitiness. Not hugely characterful though. Very tingly. Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Pours black. Nose of caramel, chocolate and coffee. A bit funky on the palate, quire fruity for a porter but also dry with a hint of smoke. (Rating backlog tasted on or around 02/06/2013) mr_h (5740) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - very dark brown near black, non-existent head, roasted malt and coffee aroma, sweet, caramel, coffee, flavour, smooth