tommann (2699) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Courthouse, Dudley. Pours a dark ruby brown with a medium head. Aroma was dark fruity malt with some Coke. Bread and Coke to start with a medium bitter coffee finish.
fonefan (34743) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
[ As Dark Star Original ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dry malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Leighton (10767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Harp, London. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a medium, foamy, light tan head. Malt aroma with bread and some sweat. Fairly sweet, with a prominent roast character. Also some mild fruit notes and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and mild alcohol warmth. Finishes sweet with some light drying and earthen bitters. Good stuff.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with a bitter aftertaste.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Harp. Dark nutty brown. The aroma has light toffee and unfortunately a little pedio (which so often the English punters don’t seem to notice or mind). Hints of toffee and chocolate. Perhaps a bit tart.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Harp. Near-black, frothy cask head. Aroma is disappointing with some pedio and random bugginess. Is it the taps @ the Harp because several of the beers have had this same flaw in the aroma? Palate is a bit sticky but is quaffable nonetheless. Nice roast in the finish. The malt is gorgeous and it gets better with every sip. Would like to try again.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Comes as "Dark Star Original". Dark brown with an orange hue and an off-white head. The nose is rich with nuts and dried fruit. Medium body, nuts, raisins and an edge of wood. Dry finish with both alcohol and hops. Delicious. 220110
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton, on 5th April 2010. Almost black with short-lived grey-white head. Thick roast malt and some citric hop. Delicious bitter chocolate, slightly smoked finish on a lightly carbonated mouthfeel.
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Nag’s Head, Reading. Roasted malt, notes of coffee and celery. Jet black, with thin tan head. Bitter. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@The Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. Very dark brown colour with a minimal off white head. Sweet malt and dark fruit predominated in the nose.
Flavour had quite an old skool bitter quality to it, with more dark fruit apparent, quite earthy. Dryish bitter finish. Not really my thing, but there is some quality lurking here.