ianwelby (1521) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
Pours a near-black red, with a thin creamy head. Scent is strong chocolate malt. It’s a full-bodied beer, with a deep chocolatey taste and a toasty edge to it and the malt lingers on the tongue. A very hearty beer. Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a modestly cloudy brown with a light, tan head. Lovely, roasted malt nose with mocha and coffee beans. Flavor is sweeter than I had expected, which is good. Subtle hints of brown sugar and caramel malts, with plenty of chocolate, along with faint bitterness. Medium in body with average carbonation and a fairly creamy consistency. Great finish with lingering roast and charred cocoa, with light drying. Really superb. worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Dark Black with a red tint and a lasting tan creamy head. Smells of soft roast, chocolate and berry. Creamy full oily body. Strong taste of berry,sweet malt with a dry roast finish. Not much chocolate in here. More nutty. Very drinkable and smooth. I really liked it. kerenmk (5153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2013
Cask at the Marble Arch, Manchester, September 2013. Black with a frothy, cream-coloured head. rich, a little burnt chocolate aroma, sweet and bitter chocolatey taste. Sweet, cake-like aftertaste, very smooth and cakey. ladnewton (2032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask at the Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield on 7th February 2010. Dark brown with an off white head leaving strong lacing. Caramel and roast malt aromas. Bournville bitter chocolate burst along with a few raspberry notes before a bitter, dry finish. Well crafted and never overly sweet.
LazyPyro (1583) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a dense beige/tan head with great retention, looks perfect to me. Aroma: mostly chocolate with a good dose of coffee, some liquorice and dark fruity notes, roasted malt. Taste: mirroring the aroma with dark chocolate dominating and nice coffee notes, dark fruit, liquorice, bitter roasted coffee malt finish. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. An outstanding porter. diabel (1722) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2011
Deep black body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate with a smokey and winy touch. Flavour of malts and hops: heavily bitter, lightly sweet. Very interesting. I think this is one of the first beers I had that combine chocolate malts and hops as well as this one. Very nice. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
On cask at the Marble Arch. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with choc milk upfront and roasty malt. Nice and bitter with lingering chocolate. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.