Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable stout. Black as the ace of spades. Nice nose, sweet cocoa smooth swallow. Maybe slightly over roasted but a great stout.
Maris (1025) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 10/7/2010. My 100th beer rated on here! This is a nice full on stout. Has a massive aroma of molasses and coffee, with some chocolate and dark berries. Flavour wise, the roasted malt is really pronounced, with some dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Has a nice long bitter finish to balance the sweet elements. Good stuff!
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic. It looked fantastic. Black and silky. Off white head which disappeared. Heaps of lasing. Complex aroma and taste. Dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nuts, smokey. Little bit of bitterness. Clean and smooth on the palette. Great great beer.
davidm (1955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and raisins. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is silky, with medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy off-white head that disappears.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, courtesey of nate2g.
Excellent stout. Aroma is packed with malty coffee and more dominant chocolate. roasty flavours with a bit of fruity esters although the fermentation characters are very clean. Slightly hoppy tart finish. good bitterness but a bit overcarbonated. Really enjoying it.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Black body, tan head. Sweet and sugary, faint fruity notes, lots of cardboard and liquorice. Lots of chocolate in the finish. Over carbonated for me.
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Black, thin tan head. It’s fine. Some choc, bit of bitterness. Metallic from the carbonation.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is ashes, some roasted malts, mild liquorice and some slight vanilla as well. Flavour is liquorice, mild ashyness as well as roasted notes. Also some mild vanilla and caramel.
hawthorne00 (2553) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Opaque and very dark brown. Small, tight tan head. Very nice coating all the way down the glass. Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate aroma. Very singed taste, persistent but moderate bitterness. I don’t mind the level of roast malt, but I’d like hints of other flavours lurking behind it. [3.5]
Almost black with a large tan head that fades to a lasting coat. Strong roasted malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate and some coffee. That’s pretty much how it tastes too, with some licorice as well. Carbonation a little on the high side for me. Bitterness is very nicely judged. Some astringency at the end too. Have had better bottles than this one, but very solid.