fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012
Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, butter. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, vanilla, chocolate, butter - toffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, dusty, light vanilla. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long to average duration, chocolate, vanilla, cheap vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Clear amber beer, little white head. Light dry palate. Tangy sweet chocolate and vanilla and a fair bit of coffee. Dry finish. Ok.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby - 16/05/12.
Dark brown with a small white head.
Roasted notes, dark chocolate and a little vanilla present on the nose.
Chocolate and roast malt in the taste, less sign of the vanilla.
Lightish bodied, a little to watery.
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2012. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of chocolate ice cream and toffee. Caramel, chocolate and toffee flavour. Ok.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pre GBBF shindig 2012. Dark brown lasting beige head. Stale choc on aroma. Not great thin flavour some choc. Rubbish to be honest.
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisO ... deep black ... thin white lacing .... soft roast ... light vanilli chocolate roast nose ... light roast .. sweet vanilla ... light chocolate ... no depth
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours clear, light brown with a fine, tan foam head. Semi-dark malt nose with burnt leaves, faint cocoa and toasty bread. Light sweet flavor with some further pieces of toasty bread, light cocoa and some dirt. Light in body with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness in the end with more dirt, weak roast, faint dry chocolate, mild toast. The character is just pretty weak overall, kind of thin. Nothing bad, per se, but nothing exciting, either. (3.0)
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours light brown, clear, with a moderate foam head. Leafy, musty roasty malt nose with hints of vanilla. Nice flavor, medium sweet with good vanilla and sturdy chocolate character, some gritty earth, light tangy dark malts. Light to meidum bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some chocolate, light caramel and vanilla, and soft roast. Very solid, though not outstanding. (3.6)
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to Jack at Bruce’s Housewarming Tasting. It pours deep brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, cola and a touch of balsamic vinegar. The taste is caramel, cola, roasted malt, tanginess, treacle, dark fruit and vinous notes. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty smooth. Quite thin and not really that flavoursome. Not actually that much chocolate coming through for me either!
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s Housewarming Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is bright artificially sugary fudge and spicy chili flakes. Light vanilla. The taste is mildly vinous red fruits, some vanilla. These flavors give over to a sweet chocolate body. The finish feels thin and undistinguished. A bit water, light(ish) bod. Soft carbonation. Overall, not great.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter and medicinal with little to no chocolate, and therefore little to no sweet. Not a huge fan.