JohnRMurdoch (2255) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Almost black colour, big head. Mild smooth coffee malt aroma. Fruity coffee chocolate malt flavour. Smooth but it is nothing special. I thought this one would be better than this.
BenH (1335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at southern bar. Black with little tan head. Nice thick aroma, molasses, toffee and dark fruits, plum and cherry. Taste is heavily roasty, coffee, chocolate, bit of licorice/molasses and dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, quite complex. Served completely flat and a slightly sticky sweet finish with a lingering chocolate taste. I think Iíd prefer a bit of carbonation, not sure where this responsibly lies, pub/brewery? All in all a very tasty beer
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Looks perfect - black with a thick tan head. Sweet boozy aroma. Big flavour with chocolate, toffee, roast and background fruit sweetness. Excellent thick palate. A great beer.
mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump at The Laurieston, Glasgow - very dark brown, medium tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma, chocolate, liquorice flavour, herby hop dry finish, good temperature
jamestulloch (477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Liquorice, treacle, toffee and coffee.
Appearance: Jet black body with a large tan head that holds right to the end. Good lacing.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, full of flavour. Slight burnt taste and quite boozy. Great balance of flavours.
Palate: Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Very flavoursome and has the best holding head of any beer Iíve ever tried.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh 140912
Black, thin ruby edges, tight tan head, good lacing
Aroma - deep dark roast, coffee, deep dark malts, complex
Taste as aroma, nice fruity deep malts, plain chocolate, deep soft roast, bit of booze noticeable, background of bitterish fruity hops, great flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly sweet with nice balanced soft bitter roast, finish as main flavour, little dry, nice rich deep chocolate malt tail.
Overall - Really nice stout (It isnít a porter to me). I just like Sublime Stout a tiny bit more.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Red Squirrel. A black beer with a fair tan head. Aroma of whisky liqueur, roasty malt, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a velvety, smooth mouth-feel. Lovely lingering roasty malt, chocolate and oak with well balanced alcohol. Great name, great beer!
TheCametron (1296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Holyrood 9a for launch night. Black with a generous tan head. Aroma is of toffee and booze. Flavour is milk chocolate, plummy fruit sweetness and more booze. Very smooth integration of the roasty malt edges. A luscious thickness on the palate. Had this side-by-side with a bottle of the winning homebrew entry. I think the original was better. Well played Jake and Chris. A fine achievement.
BeerCast_Rich (1687) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[cask at launch, Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Very black pour, with hints of brown somewhere in the beer. Off-white head. Aroma of dandelion and burdock, chocolate and woody alcohol. The flavour begins with that slightly oaky flavour, then becomes very roasty as the chocolate and cocoa come out. Alcohol and damson/plum on the finish. I didnít get much liquorice, but itís got a lot going for it, no question. Really nice 
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 cask at 9a ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... sweet rich toffe roast nose... sweet toffe roast ... big malt ... big blackcurrant ... light mellow ... little licorice ... nice
cask at red squirelll ... deep brown black ... sweet toffee roast malt nose ... dark malts ... sweet toffee ... soft licorice ... light blackcurrant ... juicy malts .. nice 3.9