Leighton (14695) - London, Greater London, - 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.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with decent beige foam. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, hoppy notes. Taste has milk chocolate, roasted coffee, malts, hint of vanilla. A bit sweet. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew.
madmitch76 (18948) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12th January 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Very mild dark malts. Touch of mild lactose. Dry finish. Wishy washy.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 5%Vol, as Bristol Stout (from the 12 Stouts series), exclusive English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly sweet, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
Idiosynkrasie (5151) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has cautious hints of red and dark berries, a touch of nuts, coffee, roast, dry hints of fruit parings and herbal hop. Taste is dark malty, hints of red and dark berries, milk chocolate, a touch of roast, dry and minimally tart hints of fruit parings; mild bitter finish, light body. Mild, cautious, round, well-balanced, very drinkable.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to my BBF homer, jackl. It pours near black with a medium beige head. The nose is earthy, faint roasted malt, toast, liquorice, treacle, dark fruit and faint hint of jam. The taste is roasted malt, spice, earth, toast, coffee, varnish, ash and some dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Decent.
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. 5% version, baby. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is brown bread, red fruit, light cocoa, smoked tea. The taste is lactose, cream, chocolate, some nut. Roasted ashy finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.
fonefan (39787) - 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. 
lusikka (7594) - 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 (8059) - 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.