ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour with a thin head, the aroma is toffee and chocolate, taste is grain and slightly sweet chocolate, it went well with the tapas we were having. I am not a lover of stout but this was nice and it was the best of the Wensleydale beers I have had to date.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the Cheshire Ring, Hyde 23/07/2004
Black strong in alcohol and bitter. Lasting roast malt finish.
dynamiteninja (1278) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Bottle. Light brown head, black body. Chocolate, nuts, roastiness, alcohol, grass, cola. Bitter, some sweet notes. Dry finish, soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable. 7 4 7 4 14 #### Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), York. Medium off white head. Black body. Oats, roastiness, red fruit. Bitter. Dry finish. 8 4 8 4 14
ladnewton (1238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 14th February 2010. Black with a thin small head. Roast malt aromas; a little smokiess alongside a sweet blend of citrus and berry fruit. Notes of lemon and raspberry. Textured mouthfeel. Smoky kick before a bittersweet finish. Pleasant and drinkable.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, soap and mild toasted notes. Flavour is fruity, roasted malts, some mild coffee as well as mild wooden notes. Mild liquorice in the finish as well.
gunnar (4294) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from myBrewerytap.com.Pours almost pitch black with a huge creamy tanned head.Aroma of heavy malts, liquorice and coffee. Taste is strong roasted malts, liquorice and toffee, moderate roasty and bitter malts, some really good tarish notes. Lingering moderate sweet.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at GBBF 2010 ... Earls count... London ... southeast england ... united Kingdom ... Europe ... World ... black ... soft bitter chocolate ... roast malt nose ... bitter front ... light bitter roast ... malt linger
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7 Lovely rich roasty aroma.
4 Very dark reddy brown, small beige head.
6 Pleasant roast. Full-flavoured.
4 Quite thin and watery. Finish full and roasty too.
13 Solid, but just falling short of excelling.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight hoppy. Bitter, mild citrusy and roasted malt flavoured. Dry and bitter finish with a mild fruity note.