flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle as a gift from the brewery shop:
Roasted malts and a bit of oats in there initially, along with some sweetness and toffee. It smells quite lively on the nose and has some chocolate as well as hints of fruit and berries too.
Dark brown with a thumb-sized, bubbly head that is an off-white to light brown colour and holds for about a minute or so.
Sweet malts and oats with more chocolate and caramel than was suggested by the aroma. Creamy tasting around the middle to end with some good hits of chocolate and toffee plus some fruits coming through. A nice beer but not one that seems overly stout like in its taste.
Light medium bodied but strong and very lively carbonation with a lot of fizz, particularly for the style but doesnít seem gassy, whilst somehow makes the beer an easy one to drink.
Not a bad beer at all and not your typical stout either, this one was definitely more lively although the usual mix of roasted malts and chocolate was present but there was also a nice, fruity taste lurking in the background.
gunnar (4305) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark ruby, small tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, toffee. Taste is soft,light roast and burn,moderate sweet, shy dry end.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Booths Penrith. Sweet medium roast aroma, not the deep black it claims to be, more a ruby black colour. Nice fizz midway, reasonable body, maybe a touch one dimensional, but as a fan of oatmeal stouts, this is fine enough.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh 
Dark caramel brown, dense off white head, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, touch ashy, dab of burnt toasted bread
Taste of roasted malt, dab of plain chocolate, some dark berry fruits on sides of tongue, bit restricted in flavour but the fruits come out in the finish
Palate - thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour with red berries dunked in plain chocolate
Overall - Not really a stout to me - more a light porter/premium bitter/dark lager hybrid - mishmash of styles. Itís meant to be an oatmeal stout....???. Itís not bad, itís actually the best beer iíve had from this brewery - the finish is flavoursome but itís rather flat in the middle
mighty_meadow (116) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Douglas Hotel on Arran. Pours really dark ruby with small head. Smells and tastes roasty with fruitiness making an appearance as the beer warms in the glass.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rate. Bottle from Boothís, Kendal. Dark ruby with a honeycombed tan head subsiding to a slick. Good chocolatey, well-toasted aroma scattered with rust and reminiscent of a black Czech/German lager. Rusted, sweet chocolate, digestive and iron filing flavours with a dunk of Twiglet. Thin bodied for a stout- again more of a dark lager vibe. Black cherry hints as it approches room temperature. It didnít make it. Pretty good.
Stuartyboy (341) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from the brewery clear Black appearance and malt aroma sweet tasting but with some. Sharpness a little thin in the body
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a thick buff head. Slight note of roasted malt in the nose with sharp green apples. Thin but light creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with overipe brambles coming through. Hint of dusty, slightly spicy hop resins evident in the really short aftertaste. Finish is slightly dry with vinous fruit still present in the mouth. Reminded me of Fyne Wagtail in some aspects. A decent session stout and a nice flag clip to boot.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest í12. Dark brown with cream head. A touch sweet and fruity, seemingly not particularly stout like really, it does dry through later in the glass coming through with a deeper maltiness. It finishes quite decent.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Teviot. Black pour, no head. Think there might be something wrong with this... massive liquorice, tart berries in the nose. Dry liquorice front, hint of oatmeal, berry flavours and just a hint of piney hops. Meh.... further down the bottle, actually this is pretty horrible. Cidery. Massive liquorice, mould flavours even. This is not ok.