fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark roasted, peat - ash, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roasted notes as well as some mild dark fruityness. Flavour is liquorice, some mild ashes and dark fruity notes.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... heavy dry roast nose ... Little over fizzy ... dry roast malts ... dark malts ...light bitter linger ... litle cold ... Damn my winter cupboard
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 09. Also known as No. 2 stout. One of the best beers of the first day. Black, big lasting tan head. Very roasty aroma. Very roasted overall. I liked it. Good fullness, lovely dark choc and I would happily recommend this to any Raterbeerian
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Nottingham BF. A black stout with a nice beige head. The aroma is dry and roasty and particularly inviting, whereas there is some fruit in the mouth. A well brewed tasty stout.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Live rate. Bottle from Booth’s, Kendal. Reflective tar pour with a luxuriant tan head going nowhere. Full, soft condition; notes of biiter chocolate, iodine, stewed stone fruits and prunes. Fruity, lactic aroma wafting with an assortment of olfactory goodies including vanilla pod, carob, burnt malt loaf, raisiny high cocoa bitter chocolate and dark berries. Not especially dry. Lingers with roasted nut and mocha tones. A fine, full-bodied and satisfying stout I’m throwing down like cocoa...
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Oxford BF ’08. Very dark brown. Malty aroma. Spicy, sweet taste. Mid bitter. Delicious. No need to say more.
wimpyjoe (2269) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong stout and very dry in the palate. has a full aroma, slightly overbearing with a medium roasted malt taste. Black with a very small head.
Beersiveknown (2120) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black with thin brown head.Very complex nose chocolate, mocha, vanilla, roast barley and chicory. Initially a lot of roast barley and chocolate malt and a hint of smoke. Fairly smooth bodied, but perhaps a little lacking on texture that a bit of extra malt could pack in. Complex chocolate/coffee interaction with sweet malt and a dry, slightly bitter finish.
RichardW (1300) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Heady licquorice and coffee aromas immediately, chocolate flavours come in pretty quickly and mingle with the strong roasted malt taste. This is a great stout, yes there is some dryness, but I think it’s really well balanced and a great example of some of the fine beers coming out of Cumbria.