RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours thick, deep black and looks like a stout should do. Strong cocoa and dark chocolate aroma, which comes through well, there’s also treacle and brown sugar deep in the mix, dark fruit and the expected rich roast. It drinks so smoothly, hides the strength so well and reminds me why I love stouts when they’re like this.
Rob_D_UK (177) - - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mid black with a tan head that clears to a film and bubbles. Nose carries dark roast malts, dark fruits, sugars, light soap, hint of smoke. Taste comprises roast malts, chocolate, a little coffee, liqourice, sugars. Full bodied with light carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Swaroga (789) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Black with small, tanned head. Nose : black chocolate with coffee bean. Roasted and smoky aromas of malt. Vanilla. Orange peel. Sip : oily and medium thick body. Light carbonation. Sweet, roasted and smoked with notes of cocoa. Gets bitter smoked and barnyard finish. Well hopped in the meantime. Bitter hops mingle with bitter, roasted malts. Quite nice.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh  Bottled 31/1/13
Black, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, deep roasted coffee grounds, dab of burnt toast, soft marmite, bit of smoke
Taste of roastred malts, some dark bitter chocolate, touch of liquorice, charred notes in there, alcohol well hidden, charcoal
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, oily creamy texture. Finish is creamy, bitter roast finish with some creamy dark plain chocolate, dryish tail with some charred roast
Overall - Well made beer that’s for sure, lots of high ratings here, for me it was rather over roasted - I’m more a fan of impys than foreign stouts
tiong (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 29/11/2012, BBE 29/11/2015 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of salty licorice, roasted malts, ash, smoke, hints of peat. Taste is smooth, salty and roasty with hints of licorice, ash and licorice. Finish is sweetish and mildly salty with some notes of roastiness, licorice and ash. Nice, quite tasty and balanced stout.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are toasted roast coffee with floral pine and blackberry. Light marzipan with earthy notes and smoky notes. Dark gritty chocolate with coal. Flavours are winter berries and dark cherry with rich roast coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Green pine notes with gritty cocoa nibs and warming alcohol. Great.
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich chocolate aroma with some booze. Flavour is chocolate leading to bitter coffee. Smooth and creamy like a mocha. Excellent.
BenH (1334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with dense tan head. Roasty ashy aroma with chocolate and coffee, also some weird sharp fruitiness, kind of like plastic. Taste again has weird plastic flavour mixed with some very nice roasty coffee and chocolate. Decent thick body and a slightly bitter finish. Something odd in here that im not in to, reminds me a bit of sorachi ace
brief_smile (100) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with a small tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, cocoa powder, coffee grounds, a whiff of ash. Taste: bold coffee notes come to the fore here, with plenty of bitter dark chocolate and a slight smokiness. Silky mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden. Excellent stuff.
Koelschtrinker (8479) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkel malziger Antrunk mit Espresso Noten. Schokoladig trocken, würzig, lang anhaltende Aromen. Der Espressoanteil verstärkt sich noch. Herzhaftes Bier. 12/12/8/12/10/12