fonefan (53411) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2018
madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ chriso & Boudicca's pre- GBBF Shindig 2016 ] - Chris and Ruth's House, London.
[ As Surf Scientific Series B-03: Robust Porter Aged in Merlot Barrels ].
[ Bottle # 2037/2724] Clear dark black - red bronw colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, roasted, chocolate, tart, grape, wine - red wine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, oak, peat, wood, grape - wine - red wine, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 Idiosynkrasie (8428) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2017
20th January 2018
Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth, mildly dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth tangy dark malts, a whisper of chocolate, quite tangy. Good Berry fruits from the wine barrel, but also quite tangy. A touch of bretty bitterness. Smooth semi-dry finish leaves a tangy berry linger with a whisper of smoke. Decent.
750ml bottle [#2047/2724]. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, dense, frothy to creamy, very slowly osteoporosing, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Vinous fruity and dark malty aroma, notes of red wine, blue grapes, red currant, oaky overtones, a minimally bretty touch, some dark chocolate in the background. Taste is dry, vinous and chocolately dark malty with subtle sweetness, notes of red wine, blue grapes, red currant, minimally tannic, oaky overtones, a minimally bretty touch; dry and tart-ish finish with fruit acid touch. Theydon_Bois (22090) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle split at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF Shindig, 07/08/16.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan head.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, hint of red wine, light roast, toffee.
Taste comprises soured dark fruits, punchy red berry, light wood, roast, chocolate, toffee, spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid porter. The_Osprey (10000) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle share at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, Day 1. Thanks! As ’Surf Scientific Series B-03: Robust Porter Aged in Merlot Barrels’, 7.0%. Black with a red hue, opaque, foamy tan head. Aroma is redcurrant, merlot, chocolate. Nice aroma. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is twiggy, tonic, earthy red berry, oaky, touches of sherbet with some metallic and tannic notes. OK overall. The body is a let down here. A rounded, smoother body would lift this a lot. (3.5)
Leighton (23399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre GBBF Shindig 2016 - London. Day 1. Pours deep brown with a creamy, tan head. Big burnt wood in the nose, some red wine, charred malts, tangy berries. Light to medium sweet flavour, with further strong burnt wood dominating, further dried berries. Medium bodied with massaging carbonation. Drying on the finish, with more leathery berries. Not bad. anders37 (28157) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle @ Chriso pre-GBBF Shindig 2016. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and caramel flavor with weak hints of wine. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody caramel finish. EdKing (2703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle at Chriso’s pre-GBBF 2016 Shindig. Opaque very dark brown, with a cream to tan head. Nose is earthy, dark choc, red wine, little old wood, roasted malts. Taste is very vinous, red wine, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 19, 2016
Pre-GBBF 2016 tasting at Chris&Ruth’s, Day-1. It pours a brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is tangy and sweet with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste is also tangy sweet with red berries, porto, chocolate and vanilla pods. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2016, Saturday. Black beer with a rich beige/offwhite head. Roasted chocolate aroma, vinous, grapes, licorice, some cocoa. Sourish roasted flavor, coffee, chocolate, grapes, some licorice. Slightly strange combo.