DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Cask, Hinckley 08. Faint roast, cask wood and ruby tints. Distant chew of currant, buttery vanilla, mild-like roasted barley, milky nuttinesss. Creamy with milk chocolate sweetness and not enough roast. Tasty but lacks presence. leaparsons (10551) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2008
Cask, Hinckley Fest 08. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy, light roast malts with hints of chocolate. Smoky with some berries and molasses. Flavours are dry and smoky with sweet molasses. Coffee and chocolate with liquorice. Bitter on the finish. Decent. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
[email protected]DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Hinckley Beer Festival, 2008. Black beer with a milky white head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is milky and dry. Overall an average porter.
Cask at the market porter. Aroma is small roasty character, but lots of chocolate and darker fruits. Taste is seriously chocolaty, with the dark fruit adding some tartness, making iv very drinkable. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Cask at the Trafalgar with Mes, 25th April 2008. This is a cracking porter. Pours a dark brown with a persistent cream-colour head. The intriguing aroma of tar, TCP, chocolate malt sets things up and then the smoky, tarry malt flavour delivers the punchline on a balanced, smooth, suprisingly light palate. Very good indeed.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Trafalgar.hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Dark cloudy mahogany with a very good beige head and good condition. Rich cereal and malt aroma with loads of chocolate. Good tarry chocolate malt flavour with a nice light bitterness giveing it really good balance. Very good porter.
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark red brown. Faint chocolate aroma. Quite a restrained taste: a little chocolate and sourness, but the overwhelming impression is smooth, drinkable and slightly bitter. imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
Cask conditioned at Adderbury Beer Fest ’07. Black with red hue, malty beige head. Lovely quaffable porter with a divine, blackberry fruity aroma, I know because as I was serving this the aroma made the juices flow. Deep chocolatey flavour with a autumnal fruitiness, sweetish finish. Great stuff and my beer of this festival. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2007
Cask @ St Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Pours a dark brown almost black color with an off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Roasted malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
BF. A weak porter. Some light roasted malt notes and some subtle licorice. Finish is sour, and flat, dissapointing.