Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th Aug 09. Black with a line of bubbles. Soft aroma of vanilla and coffee. There’s a violet hint that reminded me of Brewdog’s Coffee Imperial Stout. Very refined silky palate. Best enjoyed slowly and deliberately but it’s light enough on alcohol that you can enjoy it in quantity. Great stuff.
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with some hints of chocolate. Dry roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with some smooth milky hints.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a slightly acetone nose containing some damp coffee and cream. No fizz here at all. I’m not too keen on the initial taste (iron and cheap white wine) but the finish is long and divine.
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. 
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009
Fruity hop aroma. Black very smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a creamy burnt coffee roast finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at GBBF.
Jet black with no head. Excellent aroma. Lashings of fruit, lots of coffee plus some plum and chocolate. The flavour is even better. Huge black malt hits first followed by rich rich chocolate, amazing coffee and glorious boozy notes. Stunning chalky casky finish with so much character and balance. Absolutely fantastic. Even Tom liked it!
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GBBF 2009. Black, no head. Definite American hop on aroma. Strong roasted mlat aroma. It’s a decent roasted stout. Very prickly on tongue, quite dry. Almost slightly minty on finish. Not very milky, good though
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee and dark malts, with a hint of citrus hops. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavour
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 09 ... and the Non Yanks out weight the Yanks considerable just now on this one ... Deep black ... sweet toffee and molasis nose... light dry font ... big coffeee ... some roast malts ... little chocolate ... smooth
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black body with a shinning surface. Sweet aroma of dark malts. Taste of liquorice added by lactose and ending with coffee bitterness. Medium bodied. Pleasing, but maybe a bit too sweet. Third-pint served from gravity dispense at the GBBF, 04.08.2009.