jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Deep brownish amber color. Small head. The nose is of dark cherries, some coffee and chocolate. The taste is very dry, and slightly bitter. Long dry finish, medium mouthfeel. Overall, nice but not exciting. Safe.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England
Clear dark brown black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, toffee, smoke - tar, roasted, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. 
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 4 on 2 December 2010. Ruby/brown colour. Some fruit and chocolate. Very dry finish. Well made and nicely drinkable. Maybe a little short of depth in the aroma but pretty enjoyable.
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21st January 2011
On tap in the Magpie, New Street. Clear dark red-brown beer. Nice tan head. Light and semi dry palate. Slightly toasted dark malt - pretty smooth though. Mild minerals. Trace of cream and coffee. Some hop bitterness in the smooth finish. Drinkable and decent without ever threatening to be exciting.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Dog & Duck, Soho, London, 28 Nov 2010) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, hints of liquorice and some ashes. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness. Medium body, with some sweetness. Quite a nice porter.
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Cask @ TheDrum & Monkey. Roasted vanilla aroma. Almost black colour with a good head. Mildly roasted barley flavour. Smooth. Not bad.
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Tar in colour with a thin beige head; typical chocolate malt aroma, but also hints of digestive biscuit; flavoursome with sweet and nutty malts; the finish is dry and warming with some light coffee flavour. Excellent.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Merchants Inn Rugby A black beer with a whitish head and nice lacing. The aroma has some sweet milkiness together with light roast and bitter hops. The taste has more light roasts and decent fruits, but its’ the unexpected hoppiness which sets it apart. A good beer. Score 3.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.7
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Hinckley 08. Faint roast, cask wood and ruby tints. Distant chew of currant, buttery vanilla, mild-like roasted barley, milky nuttinesss. Creamy with milk chocolate sweetness and not enough roast. Tasty but lacks presence.
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Hinckley Fest 08. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy, light roast malts with hints of chocolate. Smoky with some berries and molasses. Flavours are dry and smoky with sweet molasses. Coffee and chocolate with liquorice. Bitter on the finish. Decent.