tommann (3002) - Dudley, West Midlands, - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is slightly sour, woody, coffee and dark fruits. Taste has woody coffee to start. Dark fruity coffee finish.
johndoughty (4273) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4.4 per cent rather than 5. Black with a small head. First flavour was chocolate followed by a gentle bitterness. Well rounded and easy to drink. Not a memorable one but still worth trying.
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bottle Bank in Falmouth - my bottle was 4.4% rather than the 5% noted above. Very dark but looks a little dull once the head has disappated, which happens quite quickly. Medium body. Aroma and initial taste has chocolate and biscuit, which reminds me of those chocolate Bourbon biscuits which still frequent our family biscuit tin. Some fruit content which seems to me to be closest to apple, and then a fading weak coffee finish. Doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warm roasted malt, woody, caramel, licorice aroma. Cola coloured with short lacey head. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour much like aroma. Sweet malt finish.
realalereview (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours well with a medium off-white head. chocolate, smokey oak and vanilla. Taste is smokey dare i say ash like, oaky with chocolaty tones and a dry after taste with some hops. Surprisingly this is is a really nice drink that gets better with every sip.
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Selfridges.
Pours dark brown with a tinge of red in it. Single finger off white head to things. Aroma of malt, coffee, dark fruits and even a touch of alcohol. Initial taste of sweetness, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Nice fizz too.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
[ As Curious Porter ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, coffee, vegi coffee, vegetables, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Renobob (1180) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue à la pression. Plutot effervescente, remonte jusqu'au marais. Pointe acide et café léger sur la finale. Plutot aqueuse en général.
Mr_Pink_152 (1913) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the MailBox Lincoln. Dark almost black colour with a off white head. Aroma has toast and caramel, the taste has this too with chocolate and grains. A touch watery on the palate.
zacgillbanks (3179) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Fenwick, Newcastle and Darts Farm Shop, Topsham, Devon. A very dark brown, ruby ale with sweet red fruit and oak flavours, nutty and chocolate notes followed by liquorice on the finish.
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear, mahogany colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Dry-ish, roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of cocoa, some red fruit, some fruit parings. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, dry cocoa, subtle sweetness, a fruity touch of red fruit, red berries, a dry touch of fruit parings; slightly light bodied and minimally watery.