Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A casual observer could be easily misled by the appearance of this beer as it has been poured into the glassware of a well-known Irish competitor. Having had a few of these in my time and in various forms, the appearance is all but indistinguishable: black body with ruby notes and a good, thick persistent covering of cream coloured head. The aroma is roasty and chocolately with perhaps a modicum of marshmallow. It might just be my soft spot for stouts, but it does smell appetising. The mouthfeel is thicker than the Irishman and while there is similar roastiness, this example isn’t quite as bitter and has strong emphasis on milk chocolate. The finish brings out the roast barley in good handfuls and promotes the desire for another taste. In this respect it is more similar to Murphy’s than Guinness. So there are two fundamental questions to be answered: did I like it and is it truly set to become a classic stout? Yes. I liked it. Will it become a classic stout? Perhaps, given marketing and a strong macro distribution partnership, time and money it might.
vipinvelp (1617) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, black once setled with nice creamy off-white foam head, leaving drink rings in glass. Aroma and taste are not that strong, that outstanding. Good beer, but not a wow feeling. Enjoyed it with my fish and chips. (Swansea 201312)
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Oslo Ølbestival 2013.
Lovely aroma of tasat and malt. Very dark, creamy head. Soft, smooth. Coffee, bitter chocolate. This could be a fine standard stout instead of G. Not in any way extreme, but very pleasant.
rehbritton (15) - WALES - OCT 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, fruits and hops. A little watery.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Oslo ølfestival. Very dark brown with a reddish hue an a beige head. Moderate roasty aroma with hints of dark chocolate, dark fruits and caramel. Moderate sweet and roasty with a light bitterness. Light to medium body with quite average bitterness. Refreshing stout, but nothing special.
Westkyoto77 (336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Easily the thinnest stout that has ever passed my lips. Went down like a bottle of sports drink. Acidly bitter, not very subtle. Watery metallic flavours. Slightest hint of burnt chocolate. If you're looking for depth and richness, look elsewhere. But if you need a stout-flavoured drink in a pinch, it will do.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ [ DOE - Olfestival Kobenhavn 2013 ] @ Tap1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, 1760 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear dark black - red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted, light chocolate, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, burnt - roasted, sweet malt, roasted, ash notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
bax (973) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap 24/08-2013) Lasting medium beige head, black color, light roasted aroma, light co2, fit body, creamy head, slightly slim taste.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(can - 440 ml) Clear black pour with red highlights and a creamy nitro tan head. Mild chocolate and malt aroma with some sweetness under it. Flavor is very mild. Some lightly roasted notes with some roasted chocolate and then it dies quickly leaving a mildly bitter finish.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had@CPH BF 2013. Deep rubyish brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, ashes, toffee and some mild sweet wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild nectar and some ashy notes.
allmyvinyl (1069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the crown, tenby. Pours dark reddish brown with creamy white head. Smells has the whiff of an old ashtray! Tastes better, roasted malts, slightly sweet finish. Not bad.