Idiosynkrasie (8430) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy, fading, minimally lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malt aroma with all the flavours the label reads: chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, a lactic touch. Taste is even more intensive and displays the identical spectrum. Really good. RichTheVillan (8646) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has coffee and plain chocolate, taste involves rich coffee and chocolate, some dark fruits, dirty malts. evergreen0199 (3674) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a huge beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, bitter coffee and bitter chocolate, some caramel, rich tasting porter from Howling Hops. Very nice indeed. mR_fr0g (14430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Keg at the Euston tap. An opaque black coloured pour with a lasting tidy creamy mid tan head. Aroma is dried chocolate, earthy hops creamy smooth coffee roast, praline, peanuts. Flavour is composed of bitter dark chocolate roast, milky smooth coffee, praline, caramel. A bitter woody roast and faint earthy hop in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, with high carbonation that stops it from being cloying, semi drying finish. There is a lot going on but it remains pretty drinkable, solid. Leighton (23401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Keg at Howling Hops Tank Bar - Hackney Wick. Pours deep brown with a light, foamy tan head. Huge coffee aroma, underscored with rich chocolate and well roasted malts. Medium to big sweet flaovour with strong baking cocoa, burnt sugars, espresso, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Bittersweet coffee and baking cocoa in the finish, with faint toffee accents. Wow, robust character to this one. Really true coffee notes. Excellent.