Beese (674) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Botanist brewpub on 7 September 2013. Poured a very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and Christmas pudding. Dark fruit flavours with assertive coffee and treacle. Lingering espresso, cocoa nibs and dates.
berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Botanist, Kew. An opaque black pour with a ring of cream head; aroma of heavily roasted chocolate malt; thin and watery with a chocolate malt taste; then a dry finish with lingering coffee grounds. A rather basic stout.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate to mild liqourice. Bitter, toffee, liqourice and dark roasted malty. Dry and roasted finish.
jackl (3475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common BF 2013. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is lactose, cream, some earthy dark chocolate and general roasted grain aromas. The taste is toasted brown bread. Mild chocolate, swiss miss mix. Burnt brown sugar, some dark fruits. Light body, fine carbonation.
evergreen0199 (1642) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Botanist, Kew Green. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hint of chocolate and a little dark fruit.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pakenham Arms, Clerkenwell 1 Nov 12. Svart. OK røstet aroma. Smaken er røstet malt. Også denne litt vassen. Røstet malt. Lite annet.
PaulW (89) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice, not too bitter stout. Black as your hat, this pours, with a good creamy tight head. There is little aroma, but the taste is of dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of coffee. There is good balance from bittering hops, but this is by no means a bitter, liquorice heavy variety, it focuses on being dark and smooth - and drinkable. Good stuff.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled from cask at Pakenham Arms, shared with Finn. Jet black body, almost naked at the surface. Smell of liquorice on a backbone roasted dark malts. Wood and chocolate taste. Dry and not too sweet on the swallow. Satisfying (London, 01.11.2012).
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Pakenham Arms, London. Pours clearish brown with a wispy, beige cream head. Nice roast coffee nose, some dirt and burnt leaves. Light sweet flavor with dusty, lightly roasted malts, toast, mild baking cocoa, light earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Modestly dry and roasty on the finish, some ash and tobacco, faint rubber, baking cocoa, dry dirt. Pretty nice stuff overall.