Grumbo (3844) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Bernies Real Ale Off Licence, Shirley. Pours dark brown with an average sized off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, hop and a hint of vanilla. Medium sweetness and moderate roasted bitterness. Medium plus body, oily texture, soft to flat carbonation. Lord Quas (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017 does not count
Not my kind of thing at all, but grew on me throughout the experience.
Aroma: Dark Fruits, Milk Chocolate, Roasted Malts, Coffee
Taste: Fruity, Raisins, Light hops, Citrus, very light smoke, wheat, barley.
Somewhat Bitter, dry finish.
Palate: Oily little to no carbonation, slightly sticky
Cunningham (8282) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2016
Black color with a tan layer on top. Some dotted lacing down the sides of the glass. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Mostly some roast and coffee in the flavor. Felt a bit weak. Easy drinkable. Not bad, not good.Mr_Pink_152 (5429) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
[Handpull at Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham, England]
Tried at the Newark Beer Festival 2016. Black colour with a light tan head. Aroma is dried stewed fruit, coffee and chocolate. Taste is fruity sweet. SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
arms, Birmingham. Black beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and prunes. Taste is cocoa, some light coffee and dark fruit. Decent.
Bottle. Black with a small head. Low carbonation but slightly sulphuric which was a real turn off. Probably much nicer in cask form. Disappointing. BlackHaddock (7584) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
8th Feb 2014: hand-pulled pint in the brewery after a tour around: one of three beers available in cask form on the day.
Black with a good beige head on top.
Roasted malt nose with both chocolate and ground coffee esters within.
The taste follows along with the coffee and chocolate flavours ruling the mouth. The finish is semi-bitter and dryish.
Good if basic brew. RichTheVillan (8151) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Cask at North Birmingham Beer Festival; black pour with a medium beige head, roasted malt aroma, dried fruit in the taste and roast coffee a hint of dark chocolate and some dried fruity action in here. martinrumsam (571) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle pours deep brown with big tan head typical porter aroma of coffee toasted malt and hint of chocolate
Taste is espresso ,a hint of chocolate ,burnt sugar and green fruit. Nice juicy bitterness at the finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jmgreenuk (9868) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. Lots of coffee and malt in the aroma, Liquorice and coffee notes in the flavour. The beer seems a little carbonated and is quite bitter for a porter, but that's quite agreeable and delivers a very refreshing ale. Some bitterness on the palate, but not longed lived. A very nice and extremely popular ale from Two Towers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone