Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2009
On tap @ Man Of Kent.had this r after their Chocolate Porter.lotta chocolate and roast stuff.Textures are overweight.Big and hench.Coffee sharp bitterness.little dry.Good’un. hawthorne00 (4072) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Dark brown, rapidly dissipating beige head. Mild roasted malt aroma with caramel and some port and lemon. Taste is chocolate sweet with some dark fruit backed with a gentle but insistent bitterness. Just slightly oily/ sticky body, but it’s pretty light. Dry finish with some smoke. Draws you in. thomat (4097) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2010
Dark amber with a thick tan head. Malty with chocolate notes. Hops, coffee and hops. Medium body with dry finish. MikeKeller (956) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle from Alko. Dark cola brown colour, off-white staying head. Very smoky malty aroma. Smoke malts also in the taste which is not as sweet as Schlenkerlas’. A bit watery ending, a bit more body would be nice there. Quite nice smoky schwarz. Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle - Very dark. Tan head. Roasted malts. Sweet and fruity at first followed by loads of smoke/ash and coal tar. Low to medium bitterness.
planky84 (3388) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Smoke and fresh tobacco aroma with a hint of raisin. Chocolate, smoke and some coffee flavours. Roasty, smoky-dry finish. ralphdot (1100) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
5.4% light brown colour with a good head, dark chocolate aroma, chocolate stout taste, a nice warming beer. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from ShamansburysTBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Opaque very dark red brown with a head that vanishes much to quickly to just a rim of off white foam. Decent coffee malt aroma but a slight soapyness lets it down. Flavour is better with lots of coffee and heavy dark chocolate. Slight lick of hops in the otherwise bitter choc finish. Decent overall but seriously lacking complexity.
Bottled (BB 10/2009)Dedollewaitor (16359) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nose has toffee, caramel, whiskey barrel kind of vanilla. Aroma is similar to Highland Park -whiskey (sniffed side by side with this). Medium-bodied. Sweet chocolate, some smokey notes, overall quite soft. Flavors are not attacking or overwhelming. Nice beer to sip and as it is "only" 5,4 %, not alcoholic (as "winter warmers" often are).
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown with off white creamy head. Strong malty roast aroma - coffee/chocoalte/dark fruits & a bit of smoke. Body is medium and soft and all around this is very pleasant & well made. Carbonation is quite british - rarely noticeable.