cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at hanging bat ... deep dark .... soft roast ... light cherry ... big chocolate ... big roast ... daek malts ... big chocolare roast ... mellow chocolate .... juicy roast tip top.
The_Osprey (3480) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Very dark brown, small off-white head. Aroma is treacle and light raspberry jam. Body is medium, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is smoke, vegetable, card, alcohol, twiggy. A bit thin, boozy and drying. Alright.
mR_fr0g (5824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush. Clearing up the last of the tap takeover. Dark caramel browm coloured pour with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is jammy fruits, earthy cocoa, cherry, roast, hint of campfire. Flavour is composed of nutty cheery, cocoa, soft roast and choc, black forest gateau. Palate is medium sweet, woody tanin, dry finish, fruit pips tannin. Long lingering choc and tangy berry fruit.
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD Sheps Bush. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is smooth, roasty, earthy, cocoa, jammy fruits and berry compote. The taste is bitter, roasty, charred wood, earth, dried fruits, berry, light smoke and ash with a very drying finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Interesting flavour profile, but just a touch too drying.
Leighton (14386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BDSB - London. Pours clear black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds lots of toasted dark malts, some dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dried fruit character, some old leather, bitter earth, raspberry seeds. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with dominant dried, leathery dark fruits. Not bad.
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily opaque dark brown. Firm cherry and burnt sugar, muscovado times. Soft smokey malt. Initial taste is silky cherry, soft roast and black pepper. Finishes a fair bit sweet. Linger is terse bitter roast. Hangs in there.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Black pour with a small, tight, beige coloured head. Huskily smoky on the nose, with plenty of roasted chocolate – very toasty, really, on the nose. Some slightly tart fruit from the cherry. On the taste, the roasted malts take over, some of the cherry comes out eventually, before the smokiness arrives on the finish. This was the beer they wanted to put cigar tobacco in, before discovering it was toxic. Tastes pretty good to me 
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Bat. Black pour, thick fluffy beige head. Very light fruity cherry, roast, deep dark chocolate, not really getting the smoke nose. Big deep roast, soft dark chocolate, slightest soft smoke, touch of booze, light fruity tartness, long pine bitterness. Very good stout! But possibly needs more cherry and smoke.
BenH (3078) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at bat. Black with short lived tan head. Aroma is mostly smoke, peat, slightly meaty. Similar taste, hint of chocolate and through faintest cherry on the finish. I wouldn’t have picked out the cherry if I wasn’t told it was in there. Decent body, slightly sweet with a clean finish. A good beer and well balanced