tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this stout at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Distinct aroma of mocha coffee in the long aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a chocolate sponge base with notes of black coffee, liquorice and roast grain. There is a hint of dusty hop flowers in the aftertaste but this is short in intensity. Finish is malty with dry liquorice flavours dominating the palate. Not as complex nor full bodied as I would like for 5.5% but a decent enough stout none the less.
Fin (6641) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2013 w/e of Friday 15th, Saturday 16th February 2013 Pours black with a tan head, in fact this looked quite superb in the glass. Tastes was pure indulgence, roasty and with a gentle seam of bitterness, but complimented well by a big dollop of chocolate or more particularly milk chocolate and then a little powdery good quality cocoa, a little dry towards the end, this is one excellent stout and my beer of the festival. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at Merton Winter BF ’13.
Dark black with a big frothy tan head.
Nose carries rich roast malts, chocolate, toffee, background hops.
Taste follows, roasty malt, chocolate leading the way, some hop presence.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dryish finish.
A solid stout.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Black with tan head. Big, burnt charcoal flavours, really bitter and dry, lots of depth, heavy on the palate. The bitterness lasts on and on, liquorice in the finish. Another big tasting beer, very good.
evergreen0199 (1643) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a decent beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, hints of chocolate and coffee. Very nice stout.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Black. Licorice aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lemony chewy licorice, some fudge. Salty finish. Compact and concentrated.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Pigs Ear 2011, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, beige head. Moderate roast and rich chocolate aroma. Delicious flavor, rich and creamy chocolate, medium roast, some dry earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Semi-dry finish, light mocha, chocolate chips, short bitter cocoa. Quite excellent. At first I thought this brewery was a bit cocky, but after having this beer they have some license.
BeerCast_Rich (1811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Black stout, with a decent cream-coloured head from the sparkler. Roasted, malty nose with a slightly nutty element. Very dry on the palate, lovely toasted malt flavours, some ashy tobacco on the dry finish. Had three pints of this, I was so impressed. Takes some balls to call yourself the Outstanding Brewery (unless there’s another meaning) – but based on this beer they pulled it off 
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at Cloisters. A black beer with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Nicely bitter with similar flavours and a long bitter, roasted malt linger. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very good stuff. Tobacco-ish, dry-roasted, dry, bit of nut, coffee, little oily in texture (would have preferred something thicker/creamier so this was a slight down mark) but a very good, and robust all-round stout.