bobinlondon (1214) - Harrow, Greater London, - JAN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled cask at JDW Hatch End. Deep ruby brown with a modest beige head. Fairly sweet for a stout with more milk chocolate notes than roastiness.
Restrained dusty english hops in the finish but increasingly enjoyable over a half gallon session.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090401.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of milky chocolate, malts, caramel and some fruity notes. Flavor of caramel malts, chocolate and cocoa. A bit watery.
Beerheart65 (677) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has licorice, coffee. Black with short and thin head. Dry, roasted taste has licorice. Lack nuances.Light body, almost watery feel, low carbonation. Bit plain and flat, not much personality.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 17.03.2012
Tasted in vertical with Bath Dark Side, this was worse
Looks a lot like cola drink with big-bubbled and disappearing head. Slightly sour aroma has toffee, goldings-like hops, coffee, some roastiness. Palate is too thin and a bit watery. Flavour is rather light with coffee, harsh roastiness and hints of toffee with goldings. Unlike Dark Side, this was too watery and light.
beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark blackin colour,offwhite head that quickly dissapated. Smooth fruity flavours with rasin/coffee hints. Nothing adventerous, just a great stout.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark red at edges. Roasty grainy prunes aroma with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweetish earthy chocolatey taste is very mild. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry roasty mineraly spicy aftertaste with earthy notes. Delicate and rather elegant. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle from BeerMerchants.)
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cL bottle. pours a coffee brown. smells of roasted barley. tastes of roasted malt and a slight bit of chocolate and coffee. smooth, but a little thin at the offset. A pretty drinkable stout.
sm89walt (1582) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a quickly fading beige head. Buttery, toffee & roasted malt aromas. Toffee, diacetyl buttery-loaded again backed by a dry, powdery chocolate sweetness & roasted malt bitter finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation with a dry, relatively short malty bitter end. Wouldn’t have had this down as a stout but it might’ve been due to the dominant butter character.
gunnar (3581) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head.Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste is smooth roasted malts,light bodied, watery mouthfeel. A bit too thin for my likings, but enjoyable .
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, cold coffee, light toffee. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th January 2009
Very dark brown beer - just about clear. No real head. Nice dark ale - smooth, subtle toasty malt, subtle chocolate. A distinct nutty flavour and a little porterish tang. Not bitter or dry. Low carbonation but goes down easy.