fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). First rating of 2013, because Bristol is a nice place, and I long to a warm summer day (which turned into rain, but it was sunny while Chriso and I were at the deck of the Grain Barge!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, some toffee, mild fruityness as well as some slight notes of roast. Flavour is mild roast, some slight toffee,
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... Dark black ...thin tan head ... soft mellow chocolate roast nose.. again its too fizzy .. dark chocolate roast ... mellow roast ... dark malts ... soft chocolate
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Massive thanks to Jack for tracking down the ever-elusive 5% version. How does he doe it? Pours clear brown with a frothy beige head. Chalky, dry and dusty cocoa in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some sweet cocoa, toasty bread, light dirt. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Dirty earth to finish, dry cocoa, toast. Very nice stout. Good balance, reasonable depth.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Classic English stout. Looks the part. Super tich roasty aroma. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Great roasty taste. No ashiness. Mellow, and damn tasty. This is stout.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second up out of the 12 stouts selection crate....creamy, very deep ruby appearing pitch with a well-retained yellow-tan collar. Decaying leaves, iron, puffed rice, light burnt toast and sulphur aroma. Good solid, well-roasted, chocolatey dry stout with hints of soapiness, (very) dark orange chocolate and roasted nuts. Something slightly maritime and salty in there too. Wholesome, easy-drinking, well roasted stuff.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as part of the Twelve Stouts of Christmas. Almost black with a tight, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate, with a touch of fruity sweetness. Flavour had more plain choclate, toasted grains and a lingering, dry finish. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 12 stouts BBF online, 24/01/13 (Happy 70th Mum!).
Pours a light shade of black, almost extremely dark mahogony brown, with a patchy tan head.
Nose is dark roast malts, toffee, light coffee, dark fruits, touch of liqourice.
Initially too cold as straight from the outhouse so returning later to continue the rate.
Far better flavours after 45/50 minutes warming.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark plummy fruit, mineral tones, molasses, touch of liqourice, hint of chocolate.
Medium bodied, moderate caronation - perhaps a touch OTT here, dry finish.
lusikka (4993) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some licorice and tar. Flavour of rich roasted malts, licorice, tar, grassy hops, mild sweetness and hay. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, malty and high bitter finish. Very well balanced and enjoyable. Pretty close to a dry stout.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 29.10.2013.
Pours black color with a nice two-layered thick head. Aroma of milky chocolate, toasted dark malts, some cocoa powder, caramel, hints of dark fruits and some ash. Some dry dark chocolate on the flavor, dark fruit notes, mild caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, creamy and chocolaty sweet palate with a dry and somewhat bitter finish. Nice.