fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, very low carbonation. A little bit of dark malt. Mild mild piney hops. Trace of red berry. Finishes neutral. Inoffensive but seems a bit tired.
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at AGBell ... deep brown .... bubbly light tan head ... soft toffee hop nose ...harsh woody bitter tofffee mlats .... lighht chocolate ... light mellow pine linger ... very middling
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med brown. Aroma is basically toasty. Light, toasty character. Not much hop. Bit of nutty sweetness in the finish. Decent brown ale, but nothing cascadian.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Old Fountain Beer Festival. Pours clearish brown with a creamy, off-white film. Light citrus hops and roasted malts on the nose. Not to much IPA-ness in the flavor, and only moderate roast. Lightly bready and lightly bitter. Nicely balanced. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Nice finish, with some malty sugars, light drying and some citrusy, semi-sticky bitters. Good, but drinks a bit more like a mild or ESB, just a touch sweeter. Nice beer.
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, London. Dark brown with off white head. The roasted malt flavours are definitely there, maybe a little thin, but charred husk notes and chocolate, however; I didnít get the hops very much, there wasnít the prominence I was expecting. A touch disappointing.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Junction Inn, Otley 04/12/2010
Slight malt aroma. White head. Copper dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter full malt finish.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Cask conditioned air pressure Euston Tap London. A nearly black beer with a white head. A good citrus aroma. Oranges notes. The taste has decent hops and light roast. Itís a good dark hoppy beer but Iím sure Iíd call this a Black IPA. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.4
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, thanks to Rilester for the tip off, 19/03/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed light beige head, good lacing ensues.
Nose is floral hops, light tropical notes, perfumed twang, rose hip.
Taste comprises more floral notes, Turkish Delight, light roast, hint of tropicana, a little hoppage.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter linger at the close.
Looks and feels the part but doesnít really tick the boxes for this style at the business end of things, just not hoppy or bitter enough. That said itís an inoffensive easy drinking affair and better than a fair amount of the twig water Iíve encountered in recent months!