downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Gryphon, Bristol. Near black with a sight, off-white head. Sweet, black treacle and chocolate aroma, with plenty of toasted malts. Flavour had more sweetness, alongside black coffee, some liquorice and a touch of dried fruit, before a lingering, dry finish. Good.
planky84 (1865) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2013. Black pour with a beige head. Bonfire toffee, caramel and butterscotch aroma. Toffee and caramel flavour. Light, bitter approach. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh (thanks to an IP trade with Craig Garvie) - 08/12/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that escapes to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is dark roast malt, touch of chocolate, dark toffee notes, dark sugars.
Taste comprises roast malts, liqourice, mineral tones, pinch of chcocolate, touch of molasses.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish.
ianwelby (309) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a thick, brown head. A malt/chocolate aroma and the taste is similar with a (obviously) strong chocolate taste. Surprisingly light, crisp finish makes for a very drinkable stout.
PieMan70 (25) - - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
while not chocolaty very fullsome tasty stout without being too heavy. very easy to drink. a very good beer
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handpull at SRAF 2012. Deep black brown, thin beige head. Nice chocolatey nose, chocolate milkshake!? Sweet coffee, big liquorice, some milk sugars. Thick viscous mouthfeel, lots of rich dark chocolate, liquorice again, some subtle roasted barley, some light vanilla. Light milk sugars. Soft roasty finish. Very nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Bow Bar Summer Beer Festival, 2011. A black ale with a thin tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. Tastes a little sweet with flavours of caramel, toast, roasted barley and espresso coffee with one sugar. Lovely thick, malty mouth-feel.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[cask at SRAF’11] Black beer with a beige head that reduces pretty quickly. Lovely roasty, smoky aromas of burnt malt and damp straw (in a good way). The mouthfeel is also impressive, very smooth and really well-balanced. Long bitter roast finish with again that slight edge of smoke. Excellent stuff 
Blairgus (2339) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 June 2011, tap at SRAF. black and thin. no bubbles, bit of bubbly lacing. neat nose! reminds me of old oyster shells. a bit salty and oysters, some dried twigs. very nice. thin and a tad syrupy, almost flat. tastes of a coffee stout w/ some dried twigs. a really nice stout! a tad sweet and a bitter finish.
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at 2011 Deeside Beer Festival. It pours jet black with a thin foamy tan head and soft carbonation. The nose is smokey bacon, bonfire, dark chocolate, sesame seed and perhaps a little soy sauce. The taste is smoke, charcoal, sesame seed, soy sauce, liquorice, bitter chocolate and a little caramel, with a surprisingly bitter finish. Good quality stout but, which is perhaps a bit too thin to handle the bitterness.