DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Live rate. Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Glossy black with a filthy grey-tan cap going nowhere. Cool label, too: bonus point. Smells like burnt liquorice, scraped toast, Neopolitan ice cream, passing locomotive. Outstanding, deeply roasted, high cocoa melted in espresso taste reminiscent of a Struise or De Molen imperial twice as strong....great to get that intensity of flavour without the burn of alcohol. Maybe some softly spoken US hop presence in there, too. Dabs of blackberry and nosebleed. Beautiful.
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Black with a thin tan head. Rich dark chocolate and liquorice flavours with a roasted coffee and chocolate finish. Great!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog. A jet black stout with a great thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and burnt toast. Similar flavours with a little piney hop character also. Alcohol is quite prominent with moderate carbonation. Nicely bitter with a long roasty, burnt toast linger. Very nice.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle courtesy of dantheman278] Black pour, thick tan head. Nice coffee aroma, with some fruity hop. Bright, sharp flavour, goes into roasty malt. Pretty pungent stuff but nice enough 
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Black, bubbly brown head fades to a thin rim. Nice roasty nose, some vanilla, burnt toast, coffee grounds. Coffee front, bitter chocolate, pretty hefty hop flavours, well hidden alcohol, bitter finish. Bitter but tasty.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Dark roast nose with big char, burnt wood, ash and cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with dark malts, tons of heavy, fully brewed coffee, some dark fruits, dirt, tar, ash. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Earthy, burnt cocoa finish, some minerals, tobacco, dry burnt grass and dark, roasty cocoa. Nice.
Fin (6891) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 19.04.12 consumed at home Sunday 22.04.12 Pours black with large tan head, looks bloody great. Some coffee on nose. Soft in mouth with a good up front roastiness that really leaves a coating across the tongue, coffee and bitter, bitter chocolate, very nice stout. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Opaque black - brown beer, residual pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Low carbonation. Nice smooth dark malts. Sweetish berry fruits - blackberry most noticeable. Smooth finish.
cgarvieuk (12785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at craft ... deep black .... coffee ... dry coffee ... soft mellow roast ... dark dry malts ... decent enough...