mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
chocolate, roasty, coffee, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, thick feel, full body, average carbonation, bitter,
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes, in ’Spoons Real Ale Festival, at which there will be few better beers. Very dark brown with a trace of off white head that suggested saliva. Roast malt aroma. Taste is burnt, ashy and cindery, like a grate where cheap anthracite has been burning. Bitter, ugly and good.
Wisecow (2) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. I first tried it out of a cask and ever since have been searching for it. Recently found it bottled.
SarkyNorthener (1311) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@thebell, walsall. Almost black with large creamy head. Aroma of chocolate. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits and licorice. Full bodied. A very good beer.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice surprise! Just a plain nice chocolatey taste. Wonderful beer for sitting and sipping. Highly recommend for a nice treat
jamesie1857 (1187) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield - Dull black with a thick tan laced head, very thick and lasting. Fruity aroma, in the mouth it’s oily (erm... naturally), with fruit, liquorice and aniseed; the finish is long and bitter with a touch of coffee. Excellent and the reason I love this brewery.
mighty_meadow (144) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Salt Cot in Ayrshire. Finally found this after a lot of searching but on first taste I was slightly disappointed. A bit watery with nothing much to distinguish it from other ales of it’s type. However as I drank more I got a lot more from it. Very bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Slight aniseed taste. There is something else lurking there which I can’t put my finger on but adds another layer. Only had time for one but I will definitely try again. And in response to a previous review ... There were definitely NO mushrooms in mine ;-)
TATE (257) - Lubec, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Nocturnem Brewhaus. Pours black with a thick off white head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, carmel. Mouthfeel is creamy. All lof of roasted malt comes through. Very easy to drink, very enjoyable.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Rieger Hotel in Kansas City. A tan head that doesn’t linger with a pitch black color. The aroma is mostly coffee and toffee with a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is the same with the coffee staying strong in the aftertaste. A great ale.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival, 2012. 4.6%. A black beer with an aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with a lovely oily mouth-feel. Lingering chocolate and caramel flavours. Very nice.