monkeychugg55 (1086) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013Gerbeer (3697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
Black pour with an over-carbonated, rocky light tan head. Thick lacing. the aroma is very porter-like. Mostly roasted malt, with some crystal in there as well. Unnoticeable yeast, and might have a touch of earthy hops. I assume this has been sitting for a while. Flavor is similar, and well balanced. Nice palate, too. Will try to re-rate a fresher one.
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 labeerinthum (832) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 14, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso trova liquirizia, orzo tostato e caffè. L’intensità olfattiva è elegante e lunga. Il cappello color marrone chiaro di schiuma abbondante ha una buona tenuta. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. Il dolce è medio e l’amaro è medio: non si surclassano. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevolissimo. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di birra beverina. Il finale è dissetante e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di cereali, cioccolato, liquirizia, frutta secca, agrumi e marron glacé. dynamiteninja (1853) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle from M&S. Black body with a large cream head with excellent retention. Nose is milk chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, iron, coffee and grapefruit. Bittersweet fruity taste with a dry finish. Fairly full bodied. planky84 (3214) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Keg at the Rake, Borough. Dark reddish- brown pour with a beige head. Nose of sweet spice, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Flavours of smoke, vanilla, caramel, licorice. Quite nice. MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2017
(can, 33cl) Almost black colour with a beige and firm mid-sized foamy head. Mildly roasted and slightly earthy malty aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, as well as present piney, herbal-spicy and subtle fruity hops. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Mildly earthy dark and slightly roasted malt character with notes of chocolate, coffee, backed by drying herbal and piney hops, lingering into the moderately hop- and roast-bitter finish with a whiff of acidity. Solid. 30.VI.17
Mr_Pink_152 (4884) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep mahogany colour with a tan head. Aroma has roasted malt citrus. Taste light sweet to deep roasted bitter. Full rich body. Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Can - Fresh hoppy and dark roast. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Hoppy and a nice roasty note. Not quite a black IPA, but something different and good. DavyK (132) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Can from Redmond’s. Love this stuff. Aroma is coffee and hops, lively fizz in the mouth - a lovely middle ground between a porter and a black IPA, for me. It’s got a sharp kick to it. Very impressed. sephyrott (104) - - MAY 6, 2017
330ml from bottle at home, bought at M&S. Rich porter, hoppy and bitter. Pours a nice and significant head Davros IX (329) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home from M&S - This was definitely a porter IPA and I am not sure if I particularly liked it. The porter flavour overwhelmed the hops and I didn’t think it was particularly great.