joe19612 (1721) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a complete black colour with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts, the taste is roast malts with chocolate with a dry bitter finish.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and liquorice with cola and winter fruit. Earthy and smoky with bready yeast and soft spices. Flavours are vinous berries with fruity coffee. Smoky with dark chocolate, molasses and citrus bitterness. Spicy on the finish. Decent.
RichardW (1341) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy roast aroma with rich chocolate flavours. Some hoppy notes and plenty of bitterness. The Sheps chracteristics are quite obvious. Ruby-tinged black beer, with a light coffee coloured head.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, milk chocolate, malt extract, toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, milk chocolate, dark malt, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at chriso’s. Dark brown, beige head. Some chocolate and caramel. Mid sweet with medium body. Caramelly with low hop rate anf bitterness.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Deep ruby red colour, small off.white head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, ashes and some other coffeeish and mild fudgeish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, ashes, coffee and some other stuff.
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Very dark brown, almost black. Aroma is subtle chocolate sweetness. Flavor is dark chocolate. Palate is thick, almost chewy. Finish is lasting cocoa and slight hops. Tasty dessert brew.
worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - OCT 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Soft roast smell and light coffee, maybe blackcurrant. Dark Brown with tan head. Dry light body. The carbonation is a little off-putting. Would be better as a cask. Black licorice, char middle, some bitterness with a coco dry finish. Its drinkable but my mouth feeling like ash doesn’t cut it.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Dark black "supermarket"brew, with an good dry bitter taste and hints of dark chocolate.
mile (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt, some coffee and faint licorice. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, roasted malt and some coffee with light chocolate. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, roasted malt, some coffee and bitterness. Sweetish porter with some coffee/chocolate - OK, but nothing special.