McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 A strong perculator-still-warm-steel roasted wholesomeness to the nose, full blow coffee aroma without bedding of cocoa dust and sticky liquoice. There’s not an ester of the nose that is rushed or wasted - this is smelling more than 7%. More than some 11% beers have tried. Branchy, handover carbonation throughout with an oily edge.Steadfast malt is what makes this beer - smoothly dispersed inky hop jabs, purposeful sweetness. Bollocksing bitterness and an earthy moreishness, the only drawback is the credits roll before you realise. No cliffhanger here, buzzing cinnamon and precise clean bitterness.
As a Porter this could mule kick a grittier bitterness more, but the exhaust dribbled malt complexion is suberb - only a heightened ABV could dial this up. A phenomenal receipie that I hope steers Fyne into the ’darker’ ages more.
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh 6 months aged
RichardW (1342) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Coppers, Newcastle. Pours a beautiful deep jet black, with a dark coffee coloured head. Rich chocolate and leather aromas and flavours, traces of woodsmoke, sherry and vanilla. Exceptionally well balanced with a bittersweet finish that lingers nicely. Doesn’t drink like a 6.9% beer, up there with their sublime stout, one of my favourites of this year.
TheCametron (1563) - 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.
Fin (6937) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jacks Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Monday 23rd December 2013 This is bloody great, its up there with a stonger Impy Stout/Porter. I love the label ’Its the end of the world and I feel Fyne’ excellent. Soft in mouth, smooth with a nice slick creamy coffee and wonderful roastiness and even a bit of burnt toast. Some tart tangy fruit with a warmth from the alcohol. Loz just gave me a little bit of camemebert whilst I wait for me tea which was lovely but thats rather scuppered the rest of me rating. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
gegwilson (531) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Mark B. Pours black with a fading tan head. Lots of flavours evident. Quite a bitter brew with liquorice and treacle flavours at the forefront. Some nice coffee and chocolate in there too. This is very drinkable and it my kind of beer.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at launch, Holyrood 9A. Black inky pour. Thick creamy tan head. Nice soft barley, dark chocolate, light vanilla nose. Lovely smooth soft dark chocolate. Soft chocolate malts, soft fruity roast. Really great velvety body but not cloying at all. Super smooth chocolate and roast, soft roasty finish. Hides the ABV very well. Really lovely.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee. Good body with nice deep malty flavours. Sweet at first on the tongue and then a good balance of bitterness and chocolate and coffee. Really good beer.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - 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 didn’t get much liquorice, but it’s got a lot going for it, no question. Really nice 
MalcolmTucker (643) - 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.
Scopey (5309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Fyne Ales. It pours near black with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, salty edge, coffee, plastic, bitter chocolate and earth. The taste is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, ash, liquorice, dark fruit, berry, burnt toast, salted caramel and treacle with a dry, roasted finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour, well balanced and highly drinkable. A well-crafted brew and one of Fyne’s best.