Hanoi (558) - Greater Manchester, - JAN 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Nose is of cheap chocolate Easter eggs, it is chocolate but is unpleasant to me, bringing to mind cheap gifts from unloved aunts. Rich dark appearance without head. The taste of the malt and the chocolate does not blend well; sitting alongside rather than complementing. Taste is of cheap chocolate and dry malt. Too sweet. Far too thin for a beer of this style.
A real disappointment; it recreated the taste of bad chocolate and dumped it on a bland beer
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet chocolate, artificial chocolate, cacao. Flavor is light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, artificial chcolate, sweet chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
jamesie1857 (1559) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in December 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark russet in colour with no head. Strong aroma of Cadbury milk chocolate buttons and askit powder. Non existant lacing and thin mouthfeel for a 6%. Dark malt complex gives a dry vinous fruit with overipe berries, port and cocoa powder. Very slight prickle of dusty hops in the short aftertaste. Cloyingly sweet vinous finish with dark malt, chocolate liqueur and smooth praline notes. An old fashioned Chocolate Ale and well recommended if you have a sweet tooth.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at The Venue, Miles Platting 19/01/2011
Chocolate aroma. Amber bronze coloured a little rich and fruity on the palate with a chocolate flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Manchester Winter Ales Festival. Amber with a thick off white head. Lot of chocolate in the aroma. Flavour had chocolate but mild enough to give some bitterness and malty flavours.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th November 2008. A decent pint in the Crosse Keys! Lovely measured unsweet chocolate balanced by sweet plums/cherry. Not dry or bitter. Very nice - much nicererer than the bottle!
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Pommeller’s Rest, JDW. Bermondsey SE1. Pours a slightly hazy brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty chocolate aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly sweetish chocolate finish.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - The Pommeler’s Rest, London</i>
Dark amber color. Light aroma: caramel, chocolate and apples, it reminds me of some chocolates with red berries filling. It has a round body, with sweetish caramel flavor and cocoa powder. A bit strange but not bad.
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at JDW edinburgh ...deep red brown ... big cocoa powder nose ... smooth soft roast malt with a little tofeee... some chocolate but mostly cocoa poweder.