leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and creamy coffee with dark berries and raisins. Toasted oats with earthy notes. Flavours are chocolate milkshake with toffee and a nutty roast character. Blackberries with a gentle dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. Fruity, malty and with enough strength for it to be a winter warmer. Very nice.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark malt, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration, roasted, fruity, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... deep brown blak ... thin tan head ... soft meaty woody roast malt nose ... soft mellow chocolate roast ... soft malts ... sodft toffee .. mellow and soft roast