Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at ICBF 13. Pours a chocolate brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa and hay. Taste is medium sweetness, with very light bitterness. Smooth chocolatey aftertaste. Deliciously creamy and flavoursome. Metalman should do dark beers more often!
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ The Black Sheep, Dublin 
Dark brown caramel, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Soft roast, some berry fruits
Taste of caramel malts, berry fruits, some dark roast, touch of chocolate, quite a lot going on here
Palate - Medium carb and body, sweet berry fruits with bitter roast, nice balance. Finish as main flavour, fairly bitter roast finish
Overall - Good well-made robust beer
garthicus (2813) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Farringtons. Appearance: murky muddy dark brown/black, tiny mocha head. Aroma: Slightly bitter, malty, chocolate, yeasty and hoppy too. Flavour: coffee, malty, bitter with a good amount of yeast, quite a lot of hops, medium length coffee and chocolate finish. Good
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Pint at bull and castle. Black brown, thin off white head. Must, dark malt nose. Bland enough flavour, hints of roast malt. Nice creamy texture, light body, short finish.Ok. Rerated - nice roasted flavour with a cleaner palette
culchiem (3104) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark brown to black with a thin head, excellent lacing. Thin dark fruity aroma. Flavour is liquorice, dark fruit, dry light burnt malt. First casuals were disappointing but it really grew as you go through it.
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Irish Craft Beer festival @RDS
Pours dark brown with fluffy white head. Lots of roast barley and burnt toast on the nose. Smooth bodied with chocolate, rast barley and a touch of bitterness in teh finish.