AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty with some caramel hints. Taste is roasty and somewhat sweet. Light hoppiness at end. Body is black with a beige head that retains moderately.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.
[ As Alameda Black Bear XX Stout ].
ABV: 7.0%. Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty malt, sour dark roasted, shoe polish, plastic smoke notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, shoe polish, yeasty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a beige head. Definitely getting the chlorine others mention. Odd. Doesn’t linger though. Chocolate and coffee take over. taste is light sweet, but nice roasty bitter finish.
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma has some kind of weird menthol or chlorine. Taste is roasty with a little chocolate. Slight bitter finish.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edinburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Pours nearly black with filmy beige head. Some chlorine on nose only slight, but also in mouth. A slight harsh edge, its ok but summat ain’t quite right. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...dark black ... big bubbly tan head ... soft toffee roast ... dark malts ,.. soft roast ... dark malts ... dark roast soft sweet toffee ...
Jimmythespoon (455) - CYPRUS - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours a thick black, lots of coffee and chocolate but very well balanced. Good beer!
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Oatmeal, toasted malt, lots of soy, cocoa, and a touch of coffee. It’s black with a very thin caramel coloured head. First impressions is caramel, but that disappears almost instantly and is replaced with toasted malt and chocolate. It has the bitterness of coffee, but not quite the taste of coffee. This is highly drinkable.
exeter (286) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty black, almost impossible to see through, very thick light brown head forms, slowly drops to a thin layer and ring leaving a ton of lace chunks stuck to the glass. Smell is nice, lightly lactic, lots of caramel, chocolate milk, very roasty, quite fruity, some vanilla, light orange peel, cherries, some coffee, pretty neat. Taste is similar, some lactic sourness, milky, chocolate, very roasty, maybe dark fruit, more chocolate milk, pretty interesting stuff, lightly toasted. Mouth feel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, pretty silky, Great Stout
Hophaze (172) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours jet black with thick head that stays for a bit. Aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Velvet mouthfeel. Would have judged higher but the finish left a little to be desired. Lacked depth. Thin.