Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough. Colour is pitch black with brown head. Aroma is fruity / smoky / nutty / chocolate. Taste is caramel like / smoky / nice hops. Not bad at all.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Roasty earthy linoleum aroma with spicy caramelly notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy caramelly taste with plasticky notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny earthy prunes aftertaste with burnt chocolatey notes. Nice, drinkable, pleasant. (0.5 bottle, from Clarkes, Whitby.)
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black colored beer, with a small foamy beige head. The aroma of some chocolate, with hop, wheat and malts. The taste dark malts, fruits and wheat and dry bitter notes, The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little chocolate notes.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from...oop north. Deep and oily with imaginary ruby glints at the edges and a dirty tan collar. Arresting, appetising aroma wafting with seashore brininess, coffee dolloped with butter, pippy black currants like you sometimes find added to an Indian dish, dark sticky dried things, musty old port. Slippery, complex dark brew with layers of sticky sweet sherry and port, chocolate yoghurt, kippery single malt stirred with liquorice falling into place. Smoke, butter and ink. Not often these days my descriptors really get pushed...but there are odd, unameable flavours swirling about here...all of them good. Deep, characterful porter with glints of complexity borrowed from a much stronger beer.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are dark chocolate with liquorice and nutty, fruity coffee bean. Light berries with medicinal notes. Flavours are dark chocolate bitterness with coffee and quite sharp blackberry. Herbal with some oily notes. Dry and fruity on the finish.
BeerCast_Rich (1811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at the Guildford Arms, Edinburgh] Black from the cask with a decent creamy white head, which gradually dissipates. Roasty chocolate aromas, quite inviting on the nose. Very nice dark roasted malt flavour, reminded me of something between milk and dark chocolate. Slightly smoky aftertaste as well, with a touch of hops at the end. Went back for a second pint, just as good as the first which is always a good sign! 
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 cask ay white swan july 13...deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry chocolate roast malt nose... Dry malts... Chocolate.. Soft sweet easy.. Stick 3.8
cask at guilford arms .... black ... soft light chocolate fruity roast ...little thin ... little green but from celar ... soft charcoal rast
White swan rayong.
Nice multi area pub... Plrnty of deeting. Griendly wrlcome... But no kids...
:-(... 6-7 beers on but a few extra tsps. 2 of their own... All round fevent. 70
Rune (6905) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well kept cask conditioned ale at Cask & Barrel. Beige-brown head on top of a more or less pitch black body. Smell of slightly roasted, sweet malts. Taste of creamy chocolate, hints of lactose. Very much on the sweet side, but one half pint was alright (weatherbound in Edinburgh, 01.12.2010).
RichardW (1300) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle BF. Medium roast, mid-bodied jet black ale. Slightly acrid aroma, but again, improved with a 2nd sample the following day.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, peat - smoke, soap notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild roast, coffee, smoked wood and dry fruits. Flavour is mild dark fruityness, some nectar and roasted malts. Bigtime roasted malty aftertaste.