fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisOs.
Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolare, wood, oak, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dried fruit, oaked, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, drunk on 4 December 2010. Best before December 2010. Black. Lively. Generous tan head. Very rich flavour. Chocolate and licorice. Also some suggestion of Irish coffee. Full, but smooth mouthfeel. Just a bit prickly from the carbonation, otherwise excellent. Not sure when this one was made but it seemed to me to have plenty of life left despite the imminent expiry date. I’m not always convinced that oak aging lends too much, sometimes dominating too much, but in this instance it really complemented the underlying beer. A cracker.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th December 2010
Opaque black beer, frothy light brown head.Coffee minerals nose. Slightly soft and slighty dry palate, a modest amount of carbonation. Subtle vanilla wood (nothing like a US Oak Barrel beer). A whisper of bubblegum sweetness. Rounded off by coffee - smoothing out everything. Turns soft and creamy with a trace of fruit and minerals. Coffee again in the soft finish. Nice!