RobBestwick (983) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottled sample. Roasted coffee and chestnut aroma. Classic dark porter appearance with a dark yellow head. Flavours are black coffee, with undertones of nuts, cherries and strawberries. Syrupy texture with a pleasant cough medicine like finish. Superb. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle. A dark beer that poured with a small head. Nutty and slightly smokey.Quite complex flavours with maltiness shining through. A very pleasant winter warmer. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
My bottle is different the one on the picture. Same brewery though. Best before 17th December 2010. Poured from a 500ml bottle bought from Sainsburry’s (whilst I could find it) into a Budvar tankered glass.
No smoke from the bottle. Pours a thick red/brown colour. Lovely red texture. Like Newcastle Brown Ale x300%. Really nice touch. The head is creamy and raised but simmers down to a lght creamy head similar to Budvar Dark funilly enough.
Aroma is good, dark chocolate roasted malts, chocolate, burnt toast and biscuits. Leather, vanilla and raisen texture. A very nice winter warmer. I recommend. I’d love to have this at the brewery. This is a fantastic beer by one of my favourite domestic breweries. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with very little head. The aroma is very smoky burnt. Like a winter fireside. The taste is roasty with deep dark fruits. Plenty of burnt malts. Very nice and a suitable beer with the snow falling outside. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a slim beige head. Aroma of fruit and smoke, liquorice and roast malts. Interesting mix of flavours, coffee, smoke, fruit, hops liquorice, spices and chocolate with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated. It works - nice.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2008
Rubyish brown, almost black with small tanned head. Nose is milky, chocolaty with some smoky aroma and hoppiness. Flavor smoothly burned with coffee beans and a little dark chocolate. Finishes bitter with some salty smokiness, dry. Medium bodied with soft and quite creamy carbonation. Nice stoutish porter. Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle. High creamy good looking light brown head. Very dark red almost black body. Roasted barley malt aroma with coffee notes. Coffee also dominates the flavor which does not have much hops bitterness and feels creamy in the mouth and has vineous notes. Low carbonation, long coffee aftertaste. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö - shared with Mette. Almost black - offwhite head. Smokey taste & aroma. Chocolate, burned, roasted, brown sugar, caramel, dark bread, dried dark fruits, smooth body, portwine in the finish.,