fonefan (32823) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted - brunt, herbs - green hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, herby. roasted, dark malt, grassy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Leighton (9622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich brown with a bubbly, beige head. Smells like símores, with dubtle dark fruit notes as well. Medium to big sweet flavor, some poo, grapes, grapefruit and ripe melon, along with roasty malts. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sticky sweet on the finish, somewhat resinous, with burnt pine, dark sugars, marshmallows and tar. Very dynamic stuff.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF, 7/8/12. 7.7%. Black. Aroma - Choccy, sweet malt and some piney, citrus hops. Also a sort of fruity/raisiny & tobacco smell. Leafy hops. Taste - Lightly sweet, rich fruit, plum pudding, bit of aromatic grapefruit, some roastiness. Tasty. Body is mid-heavy. Hoppier & lighter than a normal stout/porter.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7th August 2012
GBBF. Opaque dark brown black beer, decent suddy pale tan head. Light dry palate. Mild carbonation. A little fresh hop sting. Lacto smooth dark malts with mild red berry fruits, strawberry prominent. Mild spice. Light dry finish. Very nicely joined up!
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at BSF GBBF 2012 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... huge dry roast malt nose ... chocolate malts ... hint of coffee mellow roast ... dark chocolate ... nice
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Autumn Brew Review, 2012. Dark brown with a thick palate. Low carbonation. Full flavored, much more so than modern Guinness. Roasted grain and a very light smoke character. Thick palate, a great stout.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF í12. The pourís deep brown with no head. The nose is nice sweet chocolate milk, some grass, and roasted cedar wood. Mildly floral and fresh aromas. The taste is more of the same. Rich chocolate malts balanced by charred wood, light delicate hoppy finish. Medium body, easy to drink. Very well integrated. Good flavors. Nicely played!
oh6gdx (19929) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small head. ARoma is fruity, roasted malts, some toffee and raisins. Flavour is quite similar in a sweet, but balanced way.
BeerViking (1989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2012, black - brown with coarse small tan head, gorgeous nose with treacle, coffee and green hops, the palate then delivers on the promise, with a dank hoppy body, rich and satisfying with burnt caramel and the bitterest cocoa. Burnt treacle and hops finish.