mecafilo (219) - Perugia, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark brown colour, big frothy off-white head. Aroma is at first rich in chocolate, but then turns sharply into vegetable territory; odd. Taste is the same: you would say it to be a porter at first, but then it becomes something pretty unusual, rich in spice territory, tea especially (?!); medium sweet, medium sour. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Surprising beer, it might even work! imdownthepub (15326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
On Keg at The Beer Cellar, Exeter, Devon. Black with tan head. There is a juicy orange aroma right from the start and this does follow on into the beer. It has a slightly sharp character, almost saison like and a pleasing tartish note. It finishes with a cherry hint. Very pleasant. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Draught at Hardknott’s tap room, Millom, Cumbria. Black with a short cream coloured head. Aroma reminds me a little of chai spices. Interesting taste with blackcurrant, liquorice root, roast and treacle notes plus spices to round it out. Soft mouthfeel, gentle carb. Works pretty well. stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Cellar Blackrock 
Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 17, 2014
Pitch black, frothy beige fluffy head, good lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, soft spicy, herbal note in there, dab of root ginger
Taste - Very odd initially...herbal, bit minty, spicy, dark malts underneath, some ginger-like flavour, tasty, very spicy...I like it
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth, fairly sweet. Finish - more dark and some plain chocolate comes thorough to offset the craziness.
Overall - Good spicy porter...found it got less odd with the drinking
Bottle at home from hardknott online
daniele (9660) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
opaque ebony with fluffy frothy pale tan head. Dusty cocoa, slightly sour nose, sultanas. Soft carbonation, full body, strange herbal notes, fennel? Orange peel, sage, tannic, slight chilli, nutmeg, mint. Interesting, complex a bit oxidised perhaps. Dry cocoa.
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Bottle from Martins. Reddish black with a film of head. Aroma is coffee and roast. Flavour is chocolate, cold tea, spicy fruity on a long bitter finish. Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Tap at B&C Dublin. Dark brown, small tan head. Notes of spice and chocolate on the nose, some roasted notes too. Taste gives chocolate, some odd spices (fairly astringent), woody notes, and a touch of dark syrupy fruit. Odd spice in the finish. Medium bodied, Lasting chocolate and spice. Strange, not my thing, but not bad by any means. ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 25, 2014
Cask at The Headline. Pitch black, sudsy off white head. Interesting nose - roasted coffee malt, a red wine note, some woody characteristics. Flavour is roasted malt, a hint of whiskey. Big body, almost flat on cask. Long, roasted bitter finish. Interesting. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 24, 2014
on draft @ B&C. Dark ale pour, some light allowed through, medium off white head that stays throughout the beer, not a lot of lacing. Aroma is mild chocolate, lemons, toast. Flavor is odd with the tea added in, I’m not sure what I was expecting but as the beer warmed up, the tea made it cloying to the point where the end of the beer became a bit of a chore. Interesting idea, but overall I’m not sure if it works.