JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Cask at Craft Beer. Deep black colour, aromas strongly of coffee and some black chocolate. Taste is smooth, lots of roast, coffee again, very complex yet without excessive bitterness. Very long finish. Alcoholic but not aggressively so. Excellent.
shoulderbroken (2330) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask. Dark brown with small beige head which soon fades. Aroma is roasted malt, bit of coffee and a touch of booze. Taste is oaty, and a bit of chocolate milk. Not so much bitterness, but a bit of vanilla. Lovely!
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Cask at CPK, London. Pours dark brown with a frothy, beige head. Moderate coffee aroma with hints of cocoa. Great roasted malt character, some earthy and lightly grassy bitterness, chclky cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Lightly sticky, sweet and dry finish, lightly sweet chocolate, some mocha, burnt wood. So, so easy to drink. The balance is there, the flavors are cohesive. Great beer all around. I have to say, Magic Rock has killed it with each of their beers so far. Definitely one of the top three UK breweries for me.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark as night and indulgent as might be expected with a high beige head which dissipates fairliy quickly. Aroma is licorice and coffee with a faint fruitiness. Not a chewy mouthful but heavy on the coffee with licorice, a hint of dark rum, raisin and fig with a lovely dryness. Finish is very long and dry and the flavours still remain quite pronounced, drawing you back for another sip. Lovely.
NapoleonSolo (4) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours as black as could be expected, with fairly substantial brown head. Rich malty chocolate and hint of raisiny sweetness on the nose. Loads of coffee and dark chocolate in the taste. Definite hop presence accenting the bitterness nicely on the finish. Less substantial in terms of mouthfeel than I’d like.
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 [330ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Pours black with a half-inch tan coloured head, which reduces pretty quickly. Nice deep malty aroma, plenty of dark chocolate on the nose. Flavours are pushed through by slightly smoky dark chocolate malt, some fruit and then a smattering of hop on the finish. Body is thin, but this is something of a trait for MR at the moment in their lower abv bottles - they’ll definitely sort this out. Great beer  Re-rate from cask, Caley Sample Rooms, Edinburgh. There’s such a difference between the two - on cask there’s none of the body issues I got with the bottle, the rich, roasty chocolate flavours go on for far longer. The mouthfeel was superb, I had three pints and would have had more. Just an awesome beer on cask 
Christian (11326) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG August 2011, White Horse on Parsons Green. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate and toffee. Dry and rich malty flavour with lots of licorice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a dark ruby brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasty malt and alcohol. Alcohol is fairly prominent with roasty malt, chocolate and green hops. The hop flavour comes through at the back, quite juicy and grassy. Moderate carbonation and a nice oily mouth-feel. Very drinkable.
tommann (2923) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a large head. Aroma is yeasty, roast with a little coffee. Taste is roast and yeasty throughout. A little watery.
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was impressive stuff. Served from cask at the Rake, this beer blows you away with malted roastiness. Hops sneak through and the mouthfeel is dry. Chocolate is certainly noticeable as is a figgy undertaste. Beautiful beer.