fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, coal. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, burnt malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
cgarvieuk (12785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... medium tan head ... soft sweet mellow chocolate toffee nose ... OVER fizzy ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate .. mellow and soft...little licorice ... little over cold(but thats the overall temerature just now) and definitly too fizz y but otherwise pretty good
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrison. Black beer touch of liquorice some choc and cold coffee. Yes a touch over carbonated which I couldn’t do anything about as I was drinking it from a bottle on the train. chocolate sponge cake flavour. Some sting on the finish. Pretty good actually.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the hotel room at the Premier Inn, Aberdeen. Pours a lightly oily black-brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Gives off a healthy, roasty, slightly lactic chocolate aroma. Pleasant flavor, light to medium sweet, with mild roast, burnt wood, cocoa, burnt leaves, minerals. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Finishes dry with lots of burnt wood bitterness, some light smoke, minerals, light chocolate. A very decent beer overall.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Black with off white head. There is a slight smokiness in the aroma leading to quite a rich, chocolate like flavour, some sweetness interlaced by a roasty bitterness. There is a fruity, berry flavour. A reasonably complex beer and a decent British Bottle Conditioned beer to boot.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 27/06/12. A black beer with a tiny beige coloured head. Dry burnt malts in the aroma with a hint of fruit. Roasty in the mouth with berry flavours. Definitely on the sry side. Pleasant enough.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are smoky, nutty coffee with caramel. Blackberry with leather and traces of leather and black marker pen. Flavours are roast coffee with toffee and caramel. Dark chocolate with cola and spritzy yeast. Herbal liquorice with a smoky, dry finish. Good.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Pours good as pitch with a low tan head. Aroma of brimstone, bitter choc, espresso and liquorice. Thick, mouth-filling condition slick with juicy bramble, liquorice, cold coffee and cigar notes. Lingers with ash and burnt nuttiness..black chocolate turning milky. Bittersweet, surprisingly lip-smacking beer and a very good, deeply juicy, well-roasted..whatever it is.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Hereford to Inverness, thanks to SP, 18/10/13.
Light black with a good sized tan covering of small bubbles.
Nose is roast malt, cocoa, light soapy notes, dark fruit, berry fruit.
Taste comprises berry fruits, cocoa, earthy tones, dark toffee, light roast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finale.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Morrisons. A smoky and very pleasant dark beer with licorice flavours. Good balance. Very enjoyable.