olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/3 pint at GBBF. Very dark brown (black) with a few brown bubbles. aroma is licorice, chocolate, coffee and dark malts. decent texture. smooth. coffee and chocolate. burnt toast. nice.
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small head.Creamy malty flavour with a medium body. Well bottled and pleasant to drink.
daniele (7203) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap scura naso caffe leggere astringenze nocciola poco corpo amro mediio
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at GBBF 2015. Reminds me of primary school trips running up the Great Orme! Very dark almost black, off white foam. Smells great, lots of coffee and chocolate. Taste doesn’t quite follow through, sweetish dark malts, some coffee and chocolate, but still pleasant. Chewy. Good stuff.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Ludlow Spring Festival. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some coffee, touch of caramel. Good stuff, a proper Welsh black bitter.
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Picture House JDW, Colwyn Bay 
Black, ruby light through at bottom of glass, dense beige head
Aroma of soft dark malts, soft roast, dab of dark toffee
Taste as aroma, mellow roast, no burnt notes, soft dark malts
Palate - Medium light body, soft sweet. Finish of soft bit sweet dark malts
Overall - Comes across as a mild. OK light drinking
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of my 2013 backlog. Colour is almost black with a thin off white head. The aroma has toasted malt and coffee. the flavour has roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a caramel sweetness.
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @Cwellyn Arms, Snowdonia, Wales. 14-08-2014.
Pours clear amber, little off white head. Resins, amlty aromas. Malty taste, some fruity and liquorice. Smooth and enjoyable.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Wyevale Llansamlet, 4.0%, BB 2016. Pretty much pitch black with a small scummy beige head. Aroma is treacle, touch of gravy, slightly floral. Body is medium to light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is treacle, soft malty sweetness, a little raspberry bubblegum, no real bitterness. A decent easy-drinker, nothing off-putting.
ianwelby (869) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near-black, red-tinged beer with a strong, smoky chocolate aroma and not much head. Flavour is milder than you’d think from the smell, with an initial fruit tanginess settling down into light, malty chocolate. Leaves a pleasant smoky aftertaste and a sort of airy chocolatey-ness.