DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from Ruprai, Kings Heath. Glossy, glistening black. Smooth body, sweet, light, easy drinking Porter. Subtle booze builds gradual incline. Some nice hop flake notes. Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2017
Can. Pours a dark cola brown with a classy, small, beige head. Aroma is roast, slight coffee and tropical fruit, some earthiness. Taste is roast, coffee, slight citrus. Light salty liquorice. Earthiness. Good. L_Lovecraft (609) - - APR 9, 2017
Good roasted notes with hints of coffee, resin and hoppy, dark brown with a good head, light body, medium carbonation, not too hoppy with a good balance with roasted malts...simple but quite intense and good. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Tan head. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Good hop bitterness. Hint of citrus fruit. Sweet roast chocolate and caramel malty throughout. Some hop bitterness. Quite dry. Liked this. Nice Porter. (2017-03) Towey1989 (2836) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Keg at Spout Cafe, Leek. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, some orange, maybe pine/spruce, a little liquorice, a hint of treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, some chocolate, slight coffee, burnt caramel, a little orange, pine, a hint of grapefruit, treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dryish, juicy dark fruit and grassy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A lot fruitier and hoppier than I expected. Juicy dark fruits and traditional, roasty porter characteristics with slight citrus, pine and grassy, herbal hops. Very good.
Bijl (637) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Zwart/zeer donker bruin, crèmekleurige schuimkraag, troebel, ongefilterd.
Aroma: Hoppy, wrang, bessen, fruitig, aards, droppig en zoethout.
Smaak: In begin zoetig en ook wrangheid van donkere bessen, fruitig en citrus/mango. Dit gaat over in donkere mout, chocolade en volle roasty koffie. De NZ hops zitten echt in het begin...idd een black IPA. Of een gedryhopte porter... what ever. In ieder geval lekker.
Moutig, medium bitter, wat koolzuur prikkelig en aards grassige hinten.
Medium body, afdronk is roasty, koffie met een fruitige / hoppy lange smaak.
Zeer goed. matstrange (209) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Deep black with a brown thin head. Treacle notes with a little hoppiness. a little nutty too. Slightly too carbonated for me but otherwise nice. hohops (998) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Can. Appearance- very dark, just about black, a small beige foamy head, not much light escaping. Aroma- coffee, milk chocolate, roast dark malt, vanilla, caramel, chocolate biscuit. Taste- creamy malt, bitter roast, biscuity caramel malt, hop undertones, coffee. Fluffy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness in the finish. PotjeBier (3351) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
Small sample from tap @ In De Wildeman, thanks Jelle! Dark, almost black color. Light brown head. Aroma’s: grassy hops, resinous, wth some drop/licorice retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter with light hoppy sourness. Light to medium bodied. Moderate bitter finish. Wouldn’t mind a full pour. radassace (333) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a tan head. Roasted malt, treacle, licorice, coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. Smooth, slightly carbonated mouth feel. Roasted malts, treacle, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter orange peel and grapefruit peel on the taste. There is a definite yeasty character and slight smokey bitterness to the beer all the way throughout. This is some impressive brew!