Theydon_Bois (21503) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2018
Cask at the CP&K, 15/01/18.
Black with a decent light tan covering that thins to edging and a swirl over time.
Nose is liquorice, dusty fruits, light roast malts, fuggy jam, plummy depths.
Taste comprises light chocolate, pinch of spice, mellow roast, fruit slice, dried red berries, light charr, faint smoke.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light roast and dryness in the close.
Decent enough porter. allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle from the Brewery via eebria. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice and coffee, some dark fruits. Taste is bitter liquorice, burnt toast. Roasted bitter finish. kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
8 4 8 3 16jjsint (3609) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle shared at The Silverback Alehouse, Bournemouth. Black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, roast and licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Handpull cask from Broood @ Vin Quatre, Leicester. Dark brown bordering on black with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma, with light notes of molasses, Bovril and forest floor. Taste: man, this is ridiculously sweet but I dig it. It comes together so nicely in the finish with just a wisp of hop bitterness for balance. Cinnamon sticks in the aftertaste. Special. kwik-lime (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Cask at the Antelope in Surbiton. Not that strong in flavour but a great balance of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and vanilla.
blackisle (2893) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle 50cl. poured into a pint glass. Opaque dark brown, small frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, licorice; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasty, malty, dark chocolate, coffee; lingering malty sweetbitter aftertaste, coffee, spicy and earthy notes; medium body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation; nice andwell-made porter. Svesse (8982) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2017
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden, London, 24 April 2017) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and a sweetish finish with a balanced roasty bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made porter with lots of chocolate and coffee. Very nice. imdownthepub (15526) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival ’17. Very dark brown with cream head. There is a heavy cigarette ash character to this from the start, burnt tobacco then a plummy fruitiness. Not sure what has happened here as my rating is very different to previous but I wasn’t that keen on this. Grumbo (4293) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
From cask at the Fat Cat, Ipswich. Pours dark mahogany brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, roasted coffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Moderate sweetness, medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, and bitter roasted. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London in Apr 2017 - Opaque Very dark brown / black in colour. Average foamy tan head. Roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Dark fruit notes. Good hop bitterness. Slightly spicy. Moderately bitter roast chocolate malty throughout. Dry bitter roast finish. Easy drinking. Decent. (2017-04)