Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2014
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing speckling the sides of the glass.
The smell had a malty sweet chocolate to vanilla setting over top of a pervading roastiness that ended up having a nice smooth toffee and balanced with a nice blend of bitter coffee.
The taste was mainly malty sweet to bring back the bitter coffee to combine with the toffee nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and smooth to leave a fairly decent stickiness melding to my tongue.
Overall, good English Porter I could have again. jamesie1857 (2186) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Deep black body, frothy tan head. Spicy fruit nose, smoky raisin and citrus peel. Good robust mouthfeel, sweet warming taste and a lasting fruity finish. Not a bad little winter warmer this. SaintMatty (7422) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
500ml Bottle - Black in colour. Orange peel, figs, roasted malt and raisins in the aroma. Roasted and spicy taste with orange peel, dried fruit, cloves and cinnamon. McNeillR (2322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Dark brown with a ringed beige head. Lightly toasted bread, nibbled chocolate and malt. Dry throughout in a slender bitter thread, maybe coming out of the fridge didn’t help. Form moderate carbonation only aids a Steely tea vibe, light oaty oily toward the finish. Lean and squeaky finish, lacking in any Christmas sprint. zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This black beer has ruby red highlights and pours without a head. It has chocolate and sweet red fruity flavours, notes of raisin and a slight roasted and sweet fruity finish.
Beersiveknown (5295) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2013
[email protected]DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
from beer Ritz
full bodied, dark brown, sweet, slight marmite nose. Sweet chocolate...strong mild?
500ml bottle. Glossy mahogany with slender cappuccino collar. Aroma of redcurrant jelly, rusted iron and mocha. Decent rusted flavour with grilled aubergine, doppelbock chocolate and honeyed shrub. Floret of steamed broccoli. Damp and infused with English coalsmoke at its core. Easy to get cheerless this time of year but this makes me feel like I’ve got a nice warm woolly hat on. I actually have, but that’s besides the point. Fin (10609) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from ?Jacks? Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at the Old Vicarage, Merton, Oxon on Friday 20th December 2013 Very dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is chocolatey with cocoa and some spiciness. Some sour fruitiness, bit of chocolate in mouth, it is tangy with a little tart edge. Nice but not that exciting. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3 snowdog140 (58) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Very dark, almost black in appearance with a little head, with that earthy aroma you'd expect from a stout. Taste is very appealing, a deep earth taste with the hints of fruit which offset it nicely. A thoroughly pleasant seasonal drink. Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
(Bottle): Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is fairly weak but theres a choco-malty background and some fruitiness coming through. Flavour has a bit more umph, quite fruity - some berries and cherries, some light roasted malt, chocolate, toast. Quite thin body and not much lingers. Very drinkable though and reminiscent of christmas type flavours.