47574xeCD (762) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar JDW. Poured clear dark brown ruby with an off white head. Slightly smokey malt caramel chestnut.
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Near black with a firm creamy head. Earthy roast coffee with jammy blackberries and liquorice. Some medicinal aspects. Peaty smokiness with a peppery finish.
Towey1989 (969) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some liquorice, slight smoke, subtle blackcurrant jam, a little burnt toast and maybe earthy hops. Taste of roasted malts, blackberry, maybe raisin, some liquorice, light smoke, subtle caramel and blackcurrant. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, fruity bitterness in the finish. Surprising juicy, fruity sweetness to this. Balanced with smoky, liquorice. Quite thin for a 5%er but good.
jmgreenuk (6213) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light toasty malt, light smoke, dry coffee. The flavour is smoked liqourice with a light, slightly watery, coffee, malt, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
theprof (195) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark brown. Thick tan head. Earthy aroma. Pleasantl, swet caramel malt foreground with one raisin notes within. No chocolate or coffee conspicuous and the licorice is understated. Given the dark character and abv, the body is medium rather than full, and more watery than resinous on the palate. If this is a January -February seasonal ale, I may regret drinking it in late September on draft.
Don2711 (282) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 Peaty dark malt aroma. Ruby / black appearance. Coca with burnt chocolate taste. Also hint of licorice on the palate. Nice one though. Again I favour the dark ales.
mr_h (4033) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, faintest hint of peaty malt aroma, very dark brown near black, creamy tan head, very good film of lacing, dark berries, malty flavour, a bit watery, easy to drink.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 16 November 2013. Poured a clear dark ruby colour, near black with a dense beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark malt and grain. Medium to full bodied mouth feel. Dark chocolate flavours with grassy hops and toffee sweetness. Finish was dry grains, burnt sugar and hop resin. Pretty nice for a pint of cask at Spoons...
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Linen Hall JDW, Enniskillen 
Very dark ruby, thin tan head, some lacing
Taste of dark caramel malts, roasted malts, light soft smoked malts, some roast coffee, getting some dark fruits, dab of liquorice, quite complex flavour
Palate - Medium body, smooth texture, quite oily. Finish of soft bitter roast, some more nice tangy dark berry fruits come out in the finish, soft smoke
Overall - Decent porter/old ale hybrid.
ManVsBeer (6462) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with a small head and well smoked in its aroma and partly in its taste too. Has a slight peat character about it.