chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at the Irwell Works brewery tap, Ramsbottom, on 27 December 2012. Dark brown. Thin but lasting beige head. Vaguely buttery aroma but not too intrusive. Lots of groundy, somewhat stewed coffee in the flavour. No sweetness at all. Another decent smooth-drinking number from Irwell Works.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, dark pour, white head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some chocolate, smooth.
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the national brewery centre, burton. Dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of smokey malts. Taste is roasted malts, smoke and earth. Light bodied. Not sure if smoke is intentional after reading other reviews, but it tasted nice.
ManVsBeer (5671) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Bottle from Cheers Liquor Store, Todmorden. Very dark but loses its creamy head fast. Has a full aroma, but not quite a full taste.
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark beer, very small head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and a hint of dried fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, milk chocolate and bitter coffee in the aftertaste. Nice.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at The Venue, Miles Platting 19/01/2011
Fruit and some roast aroma. Mid brown dark coloured a little rich on the palate and spicy with a hint of bitterness in a dry slight roast finish.