fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2015
2015-09-15, bottle from One Pint AS, bb Dec 2010 (6+ years old?), batch CIL, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Black color with excessive brown head, extra fermentation in the bottle. Roasty, pungent, lightly sour, some dark chocolate, some astringency, a lot of character. Not too old, still good.
2012-10-07, bottle from One Pint AS, bb Dec 2010 (4+ years old?), batch CIL, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Pitch black color with majestic brown head, compact and persistent. The aroma is very interesting, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and cacao nibs, light tobacco and vanilla, light sourness, very light phenols. Smooth mouthfeel, still quite round; very good flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, with a light touch of Christmas spices, some molasses, tobacco, very light sour touch; correct bitterness.
2012-05-11, bottle at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen
bb Dec 2010, batch CIL, 8-4-8-4-17=41
The botle is gushing a bit; black color. Sourish chocolate aroma. Smooth and rich chocolate flavor, with some light sourness; it has a vinous character.
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
275ml bottle from an Offie in Hastings. Pours like used engine oil, a deep, shiny, luminous black colour with a ring of beige head; the aroma is full of sweet toffee coated nuts and earthy, sozzled, raisins; on taking a sip, the flavours explode in the mouth - tawny port, bitter chocolate, anchovies, moscavodo cherries, italian coffee - finally subsiding to a rich, chocolatey, licorice finish. An astounding beer.
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
275ml bottle from wine shop in Brighton. Bloody gorgeous. Black as hell - and deeply delicious. Soft as pillows, creamy stout with dark bitter notes. Splendid array of flavours. This is easy drinking beer, inviting, almost compelling, and ends too soon. I love this beer with a passion, and want to die drinking it.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Bottle Shop, Canterbury)
Very dark, a brief dark head. Burnt caramelised aroma. Toffee retronasals. Similar taste, but fuller and richer than even the aroma foretells. Sweetish, a little sticky. Some yeastiness too. Has a nice bitter bite. Could probably do with some aging to reduce the sugariness. However, it’s a nice caramelly sipper.
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque solid black that no light passes through. No tint and a light thin brown frothy head. Smells of a deep rich roasted malt with a strong burnt caramel, chocolate notes. Also soy berry and liquorice elements. Full smooth oily body. Flat. Sweet chocolaty roast coffee wood burnt taste that moves to a bitter dry malty alcohol liquorice finish. It feels a bit old fashioned and not refined. A few years in a cellar would clear this alcohol taste up.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[275ml bottle, the Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Black, thin beige lacing. Slightly chalky, pungent aroma. Primary flavour is vegemite - huge umami component. Meaty. Coffee at the end. Despite all that, it’s quite soft in terms of mouthfeel - interesting stuff 
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Rich for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and alcohol. Mildly bitter with soy sauce and Marmite flavours dominating. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at benjii ... thanks to Richard ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow roast malt nose ... little meat ... sweet roast ... hint of marmite ... big soft meatyness ... juicy roast ... deep blackcurrant meaty malt ... little saly ... rich body ... cracking
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28cl, at 7.5%Vol, exclusive English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly sweet, balanced, clear, good head, very good brew
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Full body with a long, bittersweet aftertaste.