ration (1661) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
110812. Botte at home. Pours black with a white frothy head. Aroma chocolate, nuts. Smooth slight malty taste. Very nice for the ABV amount. Not Bad.
stouby (3213) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlies Bar.
Black with a brown head. Aroma light to medium malty (roasted, burnt, smoky). Flavor light to medium sweet and light bitter. Light body, watery,quite flat.
jfb (2612) - GERMANY - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a darkest clear ruby colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of hazelnuts, light toasted malts and chocolate icing, lingonberries and a light hint of yeast. flavour is mostly chocolate icing and brown sugar, with a hint of green leaves and a light roasted-bitter finish. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Hansen (5449) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black. Clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and malty, notes of caramel and some roasted notes too. Flavor starts moderate sweet, more roasted notes, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Zita (3498) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4,1%; chocolate, bread, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, long finish,
Stout4stout (4) - neath, WALES - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not many ales can beat Brains Dark!
Simply a masterpiece amongst fine beers, (draught).
BeerCast_Rich (1692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500ml bottle at EBBC12] Black pour, almost no head. Thin scuddy lacing around the glass. Styrian Goldings in this, but they take a back seat so much it’s like they’re in the car behind. Thick molasses on the nose, more sweet molasses and coffee on the flavour. Ashen finish. Mouthfeel pretty good for a dark mild – smooth, and with plenty of flavour 
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Mild flavour of roasted malts, milk chocolate, hops and some sweet English toffee. Light bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and a roasty, chocolatey finish. A really smooth and mild beer, yet packed with flavour.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at #EBBC12
Dark brown. Caramel and barley on the nose, chocolate, very smooth, slight earthy/blackberry hops in finish.
TheCametron (1296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a cream head. Mild aroma and flavour. Roasted malt. Like a weak milk chocolate drink. Pretty tame.