Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms Derby Beer Fest. It pours darkest brown, with a foamy tan head. The nose is charcoal, salted liquorice, maple syrup, varnish and ask. The taste is soy sauce, charcoal, varnish, salted liquorice, toffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, seaweed, boozy and dark cherry, with a big roasty finish. Full body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Big flavour and good balance. Nice.
jamesie1857 (854) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On gravity, at Barrow Hill Beer Festival - black body, tan foam, festival look really. Nose is chocolate, licorice, black cherry, coffee. Heavy cloying sweetness, all the flavours coming from the nose carry on to the taste. Oily, sticky, thick mouthfeel, long finish. Great one to start a festival.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are roast coffee and dark chocolate with winter berries. Soy sauce with cola and almond alcohol. Peppery with raisins and some smokiness. Flavours are molasses with spicy hops and warming alcohol. Fruity and earthy with dry roast coffee and dark chocolate and grapefruit bitterness. Really well put together.
markas101 (1677) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, The Rutland Arms, Sheffield, UK. Black, roasted malt and cherry aroma. Creamy, mellow with some alcohol and molasses. Sweet on the finish.
DanielBrown (3220) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Festival 2011. Beautiful dark, with a brown head. Smells strong and malty. Rich, smooth strength. Canít really pin down the flavours. Very easy drinking and tongue pleasing. Some toilet hop and maybe some rum. Not my usual taste, but ... like a lot.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Bricklayers Arms Derby BF. Pours dark, brown-black with a slight head. Nice sugary, dark malt character with mild roast. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly warming finish, lightly roasty with dark sugar. Very good beer.
fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, berries, coffee, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, burnt, acidic, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Handpump at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 14/05/2011
Fruity roast aroma. Beige head. Black very strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter warming burnt roast finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival on 27 April 2011. Very dark colour - almost black. Thin tan head. Plenty of chocolate in the aroma and flavour. A touch of bitter coffee on the palate too. Firm and relatively dry. None of that fat malt stickiness that can be found in imperial stouts. On the other hand, perhaps itís just a touch short of weight and body for a big beer but thatís just a minor quibble. Overall, very enjoyable and satisfying.