fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, hop bitter, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pitch black colour, brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity, nectary and also has some mild liquorice. Flavour is spicy with hops, liquorice and more hops.
ladnewton (1234) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London on 13th April 2012. Thick black. Rich fruity aroma. Roast/burnt malt and spices in mouth; very bitter with smoke notes. Bitterness and rich fruits in the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel with good body. Great stuff!
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 cask at reading ... dark black ... thin tan bubbly head ...huge pine hop... big dark almolst charcoal roast nose... dark malts ... big solid roast ... deep chocolate charcoal ... huge pine hop ... light zezt
bottle at home ... deep dark black ... thin tan head ... dark roast and lots of pine ... little more soapy than i remember .... dark heavy roast ... big pine ... 3.8
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2012. Black beer. Tasty intense dark beer. Thats quite spicy good mouthfeel good hot hops on finish. Pretty drinkable
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours black-brown with a very tight, creamy tan head. Lovely aroma, lots of rich roast, charred malts, pine and dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor with well enough roast and hops to balance it out. Very roasty with charred wood, grass, sticky pine, dry chocolate, some dark and burnt sugar and earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Mild warming finish with lots of dry and roasty malts, scorched earth, charcoal, ash, dark chocolate, tobacco, light grapefruit, heavy grass and pine. Has a good bit of sticky, resinous bitterness. The dark, roasted malt character is very complex with lots of nice angles to it. Burnt wood, grass, roasted malts and baking cocoa linger on. Very solid beer on all fronts.
downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 9/04/2012. Near black in colour with a slight tan head. Big, hoppy aroma of citrus and green herbs. Flavour had a touch of sweetish chocolate, roasted malts and citrus fruit, with a lingering, dry finish. Very good.
madmitch76 (12082) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Opaque black beer, little pale tan head. Mild dark malts with a little lacto and coffee. Mild chocolate. Nice hops - juicy grapefruit orange and lemon. Semi dry finish. Unsurprisingly well hopped given the Steel City boys involvement. Lets hope we get some more Steel City in Laaaaaahndaaahn soon. Tom Cadden says ’Hello Boys!’
Scopey (4574) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours jet black, with a decent off-white head. The nose is leaf, raw hop, manure, lime, kiwi, passion fruit, nectarine and roasted malt. The taste is leaf, raw hop, manure, roasted malt, high bitterness, charcoal, burnt malt, salted liquorice, passion fruit and espresso, with a very long bitter finish. Like eating raw hops - a palate wrecker! Medium body and soft carbonation. Perhaps too bitter for me to drink more than one glass, but you can’t deny its flavoursome. Good stuff.
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 On tap at Nags Head, Reading. Pours dark with a coffee coloured head. Aroma is citrus grapefruit. Taste starts with sour citrus flavours leading into sweetness and quickly bitter chocolate, raisin and finishing with a strong dry hoppy bitterness with some berry sourness. Very complex, very interesting, absolutely delicious. Best black IPA I’ve had by a long way, and one of the best beers I’ve had too.