BeardedAvenger (954) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017 Pdubyah (759) - Auckland, - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I Think that there is a melange of things going on all of which add up to a sum of less than the parts.
£1 at M&S Brooklands. Coffee and malts. Sour berry edge. Dark and glossy, brown tints. Thick frothy beige head. Starts off quite smooth before the bitterness peaks. Quinine kick to the taste which mirrors the aroma. Medium bodied. Slick,.a.certain creaminess. Soft carb. Dry finish. A very good hoppy porter. wantednz (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
On tap @ Hasigo Zake. Dark, creamy taste with dry after taste. Coffee, malt, dark chocolate with very mild bitterness.
tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Tasted this at the Shilling Brewery, Glasgow on the 28th July 2017. Keg dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Malty aroma with hints of coffee and liquorice. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark complex chewy malts deliver a strong maltloaf backbone with strong black coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate notes present in the mouth. There is a slight hop prickle present in the slightly dry aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry flavours of bitter dark chocolate and liquorice more dominant on the palate. A decent porter - just a pity it wasn’t on cask! Cokemonkey11 (998) - - JUL 25, 2017
Can. Black with a fat residing foam. Scent medium toasted malt. Taste mature roasted malt and caramelised flavors. Mature but fairly simple. Very good. pictoman (1172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
Poured from the tap. Very dark brown with beige head. Lots of dark chocolate with some mild roast malt and light grass hops. Interesting blend, decent, but not complete harmony. Good nonet-the-less. The bar (Roundhouse Hong Kong) wrongly advertises it as a Black IPA which I disagree with.
Vighals (4224) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2017
Svart med høyt beige skum. Lukter animalsk, lakris, krutt og kaffe. Middels fylde. Søtlig lakris, mørke frukter, noe kandis og mørke frukter. Palme (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2017
0.33l can. This one pours a brown, dark brown colored body with a nice medium sized beige head on the top. Nice small dots down the glass. On the nose it’s mild roasted. A little bit of milk chocolate, some elder hoppy citrus tones. Doesn’t smell bad at all, well hopped. It has a thin oily texture in the mouth and it’s above average on the carbonation. Big bubbled. Tastes very old. Dusty and a little roasted. Old tea, it’s very minerallic and mouthdrying. Almost a little tart woody. Roasted dusty and dryish tail with hints of coffee. Absolutely drinkable this, though I don’t feel a huge needs for seconds. 29.06.2017 MonsterMagnet (1518) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Can, pours black with an off white head. Aroma is like walking in a spruce forest on a rainy morning. taste is a bit thin, dry roast with pine and resin. Firm bitterness, low sweetness, dry cocoa powder finish.
lebermilz (295) - GERMANY - JUN 26, 2017
Can. Nearly black, caramel head.
Toasted, caramel, peach,
Quite bitter, burnt, very dry. Gerbeer (3847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
On tap. Pours black with full head. Aromas of vanilla cream and roasted malts. Flavors of chocolate and powdery roasted malts with light fruity hops. Smooth and creamy