DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Rake, Southwark 02/08/2010 (Thanks Chris O)
Big whisky aroma. Black very strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
tdtm82 (674) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Ola Dubh 30 year cask, tap, half, at the Rake. Distinct caramel; oak, leather, woody mouth feel and vanilla. Similar oak reminscence of St Julien. MM. Much better on cask. Better than the 12 year. A complex winter brew to keep you in steamin shape all night long.
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@The Rake. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild smooth whisky along with caramel malts, some wooden notes as well as vanilla and some mild toasted notes. Flavour is whisky, wooden notes, vanilla, mild fruityness, roast and some slight alcohol as well. Extremely pleasantly balanced and drinkable.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Black brown, totally opaque, no head what-so-ever. It still looks pretty inviting though. Amazing aroma. A truck load of burnt caramel and chocolate, hints of vanilla and leather and a good 30 year vintage undertone. The flavour is full on creamy chocolate and whisky. The caramel and vanilla are there along with some dark fruit. Slight peaty hit in the finish and a good deal of the Highland Park showing through. Hints of seaweed and over ripe plum in the aftertaste. Actually, the aftertaste is what makes it. It’s sublime. Amazing length and giving up more of everything it has to offer. Certainly better than the bottled version. Bloody excellent stuff. Really smooth and dare I say it, downable. I’m really struggling to get this rate out quick enough. Sod it.
swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. Dark brown/black pour. Peaty, smoke, scotch, wood notes along with rich roasted maltiness. Not so much boozy at 10%. Fuller mouthfeel thats packed with flavor. A real treat
Imaena (1869) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Edinburgh at the Guilford Arms: 1/2 pint was plenty of this big and intense brew. Lovely whisky and burnt malt flavor.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London England SE1 9AG.
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate malt, smoke, tar. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. 
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 CASK @ guilford solid black ...bubbly tan head ...light sweet toffee ... soft vanilla toffee roast ... def whisky linger ... rich soft deep ... little meaty
Bat. Deep black... Light. Whisky... Solid riast dark malts.. Sift smooth silky body.. Mellow roast... Nice 4.1
DerWeg (1514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cloudy brown. Wow. Mild sweet aroma with scotch-like sweetness ans a whiff smoke. Taste is bigger than expected with a nutty-toffee sweetness, and some gorgeously balanced peaty-smoky scotch barrel flavor. Perhaps the best OD overall?
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky aroma. Roasted malty licorice and smokey whisky flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky finish.