john44 (2605) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Pint at The Crosse Keys (JDW), Bank, London in Apr 2009 - Virtually Black in colour. Very malty; toasty/roasty malts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Hoppy; grassy hops. Good malt/hop balance. Full bodied. Roast malty throughout but with a slight bitter grassy hop edge. Tangy. Nice beer! (2009-04)
madmitch76 (23650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
15h April 2009
Opaque black beer. No head, no carbonation! Rich dark malt with a trace of dark chocolate. Somewhat stronger in tone is coffee. Smooth. Some dark fruits coming through at the end and even a little port. Complex nice beer. Some condition on it would have been nice!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask handpull at Baker Street íSporks.
Pitch black with a thin but good beige head. Massive toasty chewy malt. Loads of liquorice, tangy bitterness and lots of dark fruit. Good smoky peaty notes too. Really good actually. Only thing letting it down is a hint of diacetyl in the aroma. Despite that, itís an easy second best of the cockily titled "Worldís Biggest International Real Ale Festival". Mainly because pretty much all the others are shite but whatever.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at HBF 09. Black, tiny coarse head, fading out quickly. Berryish licorice nose, raw coffee beans, mostly just acidic and straightforward licorice syrup. Very bland, simple flavor with charcoal, stale coffee, licorice, tangy unpleasant hops and gluey notes in the finish, overall feels like a bad homebrew. Watery, almost flat palate. A shadow of a man.
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Black with a thin tan suddy head. Burnt rather than roasted malt appologetically balanced by sickley sweetness. Not what Iíd call a decent porter.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask 200ml as left over gift on Urhoís Sahti dayís 2009 murky black no head. Strong roasted malts body. Round almost smooth if I start to compare it to Koff Porter bottled version. Dash of sulfur decent hops. Tasty anyway.
fonefan (46526) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1Ė3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.
Clear meddium to dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dšnemark, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with sweet roasted malt and coffee. Flavour had roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Finished sweet. Not bad.
leaparsons (10200) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are coffee and liquorice with herbal notes and rich, dark chocolate. Flavours are rich coffee with dark chocolate malts. Dry and moreish with an oily palate. Bitter grapefruit towards the finish. Some light berry notes. Woody and dry on the aftertaste. Slightly gritty but strangely all the better for it.
mjs (6823) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at St. Urhoís Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-05-15) Black. Hardly any head. Roastedness and coffee in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate. Burntness, roastedness, liquorice, cough mixture, bitterness and smoke in taste. Burnt and bitter aftertaste.