cgarvieuk (14973) - 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.
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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 (2445) - 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