jfb (6830) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
(draught) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of brown sugar, coffee beans and sugar icing, with a hint of chestnut honey, earth and grain. flavour is mostly roasted malts, milk chocolate and brown sugar, quite starchy, with more grain, some alcohol and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Dry chocolate roast, , light fruitiness, bitter, sweet. allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Roasted malt aromas, chocolate and red fruit. Taste is more of the same, light roasted bitterness. Light body. cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dry woody roast nose... Dry blackcurrant roast... Light bitter malts Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co. It pours deep brown with a small light tan head. The nose is soft, roasty, dark chocolate, toast, coffee and a touch of dark fruits. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, coffee, dark chocolate, light peppery notes and faint dark fruits with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not quite as hoppy as I wad expecting from these guys. Rather smooth and well rounded. Easy drinking given the abv. Nice.
leaparsons (10804) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask, Leicester Beer Festival 2014. Very dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aromas are chocolate and earthy coffee with blackberries. Dry and woody with raisins and yeast. Bourbon barrel with marzipan alcohol. Flavours are chocolate with vinous, dry red wine and woody oak barrel. Hints of cherry with very peppery alcohol. Good. MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma: smokey, dark fruits, some dark chocolate. Appearance: dark brown, black, clear, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: dried fruits, coffee again, low carbonation. Overall: nice porter. Pint at the Southampton Arms, Highgate. madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
10th March 2014 Theydon_Bois (20920) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Clear deep red - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Very modest carbonation. Light touch of dark malts that bring modest smooth roast with whispers of coffee and dark chocolate. Subtle smoke. Light dry finish, slightly tangy. Not bad.
Cask at Craft Clerko, 10/03/14. Garrold (5689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Light black with a good sized tan covering.
Nose carries a good roasted malt blast, cocoa, dark berry fruit pangs.
Taste comprises roast malt, earthy tones, dark toffee, cocoa powder, dark berry fruit, light tobacco notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, semi drying finale.
A solid porter.
Tap at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Just about black. Bubbly, thick, lasting, tan coloured head. Coffee beans. High cocoa content chocolate. Some dried fruit, too. Taste is roast bitterness. A hint of sweetness, in a dark chocolate fashion, underlies. Bit of chew on the palate. Big, dry, roasty finish. Quality. (Looks like I got it in good nick?).