cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in hotel room Leeds. M dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet caramel toffee chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft sweet caramel toffee chocolate roast malts.. Sweet toffee malts
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A very pleasant stout with a medium head that took time to dissipate. Some chocolate with a trace of vanilla. Quite smooth, easy to drink and all round a rather nice beer.
s_hartshorne (2635) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask O neals leeds. black thin head. Roasted malt coffee aroma taste same some choc good smokey bitters. Decent.
ManVsBeer (8684) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Black with an off-white bubbly head. Sweet aroma with a bittersweet dark fruity taste.
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby, 17/04/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized beige head.
Nose is dark malt, light sour fruits, dark toffee, hint of chocolate.
Taste comprises dark malt, earthy qualities, black forest gateux, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish.
Grumbo (1363) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpump from The Mark Addy, Salford, Manchester. Black beer with a coffee cream head. Coffee, chocolate aroma, and a hint of liquorice.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] [Badged as a Black IPA] Blackish, but with definite ruby edges when held against the light. Nice white head. Aroma is of chocolate malt and some citrus hop – on the flavour the roasty parts come over a little more than the hop. I guess if I were judging this on style I would mark it down, but as a beer it’s really nice. Personally I like a bit more roast in my Black IPA’s – they may be hoppy porters, but styles are meant to be blurred, after all. I’d definitely seek this one out again 
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the handpump at the Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival 2012, Crystal Palace. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla nose. Smoky-roast flavours of chocolate and coffee with the latter dominating. A bit of chocolate ice cream in there too. Malty, dry roast finish. Quite tasty.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at malt n hops, Fenton. Pours jet black with frothy tan head. Heavy, molasses, dark fruit, feint plum. Decent stout
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tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in March 1994. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull ruby black in colour with a dark tan but loose head which vanished. Slight note of treacle toffee in the short aroma. Oily texture to the smooth sweet mouthfeel and very poor lacing. Dark malts give a rich maltloaf base with hints of chocolate sponge, molasses and ripe figs. There is a very slight prickle of hop resins but this fades fast as malt dominates. Finish is malty with dry vinous port and bitter chococlate notes coming through. An unusual stout but highly recommended, unfortunately very difficult to find north of the border.