Theydon_Bois (5299) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (421) - 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 (1810) - 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 (1786) - , 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 (773) - 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 (1269) - 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.
markas101 (1747) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Jet black, tan head. Burnt molasses aroma. Some lingering hop resin in the background. Sweet with an immediate burnt chocolate herbal hit. Creamy then a little thin, long bright finish.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 7/03/2011. Jet black with next to no head. Aroma of plain chocolate, black coffee and dark fruits. Easy drinking for the ABV, with plenty more chocolate and a dry finish. Very good.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury, Oxon. Black with white head. Sweeter than expected, but still fully flavoured heavy Stout. Roasty notes throughout with a smooth maltiness, background bitterness. Really quite good.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Church Inn, Ludlow, Salop ,24-09-01 Pours black with a creamy head. The aroma is nutty with a light coffee touch. Some creaminess, bit fruity, dark chocolate its a fine stout. A6 A5 F7 P4 OV14 3.6