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 (29292) - 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 Oís 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 Oís 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 (10911) - 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. Itís fine. Some choc, bit of bitterness. Metallic from the carbonation.
oh6gdx (18576) - 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 (1860) - 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 donít mind the level of roast malt, but Iíd 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. Thatís 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.
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liked it a lot. Well constructed stout, albeit a tad too much roast malt. Would like to see a little more crystal to balance it out. Nice bitterness, good head & lacing, good lingering flavour. In the depths of winter would I go another? Most likely, yes, but iíd probably rather an Imperial...
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours thick and syrupy and is a midnight black colour with a fine smattering of tiny bubbles skimming across the top. Burnt malt, coffee and dark chocolate aromas fill the nose. Lively in the mouth and zings across the tongue. Burnt flavours indicative of the style. Well brewed and tasty.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Would have picked this as an IS going off the pour alone; dark brown with a choc-orange head. Chcolate and roast on the nose althought with a tingly mineral note. More chocolate to taste however the palate structure is more astrigent than expected. Some dark cooking chocolate lurks as well. Not sweet, but not dry either. Iím not as enthusiastic as some of the other raters below.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nearly jet black with a short lived tan head. Nose is fairly light with aromas of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, a little mocha-like sweetness and a hint of caramel. Flavour has more roasted malt, milk chocolate and a hint of cherry. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel with a bit of fizzy carbonation, full bodied with some bitterness at the end, this is close to being an imperial and would have made a good one.