BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask at the Wellington, Birmingham] Dark ruby pour with a thin head that reduces pretty quickly to almost nothing. On the aroma, chocolately malt predominates – which leads into the taste before the finish becomes more coffee than chocolate. Good depth of flavour for it’s abv 
DanielBrown (3809) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Chestnut red brown, with speckled head. A flavour that reminds me of heaving myself through acres of UK ales at Olympia. Thin in gob. Some sweet roasted malts with some ghost of cherry liqueur; then glossy, icey nothing. On balance, disappointing.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham.] Deep tawny brown with a thin tan head - tar and tobacco aromas - lactic and rather thin to start, then becoming floury and dry before a sweeter finish. An excellent mild.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Cloudy, dark brown. Nutty with some coffee in the scent. Quite sweet but also bitter with a very dry end. Coffee in the mouth. Spoilt by a chemical-tasting end.