stravale (2059) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Cumberland Bar, Edinburgh 
Dark brown, dense off white head, dense lacing
Aroma of soft fruity hops with soft dark roast
Taste of roasted malts, bit of chocolate, slight puff candy, touch burnt, touch of orange citrus and piney hops, slightly custardy, not sure of the structure of this - wasn’t mad keen on the taste
Palate - Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, tail of chcolate and fruity citrus hop with a touch of burnt toast in the linger, bit gooey residue
Overall - I really like Black IPAs, but I wasn’t that keen on this - it’s not a hoppy Black IPA - I like stouty BIPAs but this didn’t ’work’ that well for me. I’m sure other drinkers will enjoy it....
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Deep mahogany brownish black, large white head. Aroma of woodsmoke and faint, tingling citrus. Tastewise, it’s like drinking the atmosphere in a fireside pub – lingering smoke, mingled with a faintly piney resinous bitterness. Tastes more like a hoppy ESB, than a black IPA, but I don’t really care – it’s fantastic 
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by Aitken Font at Bow Bar, Edinburgh - very dark red brown, creamy beige head, roasted malt with fruit notes, malty flavour, oily texture
jamestulloch (1268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Aroma: Roasted malt with muted lime notes.
Appearance: Dark brown body with a thin beige head that slowly fades. Good lacing.
Taste: Sharp, tangy fruit flavour. Hoppy but with a nice roasted malt character.
Palate: Medium body with a very oily texture. Flat carbonation.
Overall: Is it a Black IPA, as they claim, or a Bitter, as it tastes? I’m not really sure, but either way, it’s pretty good.
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at bow ... deep brown ... small tan head ... soft chocolate roast nose... soft dark roast ... light bitter ... little lime hop ... soft smoky .. ok