fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
[ As York Dark Knight Porter ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, light yeasty, light vomit - yeast. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, coffee bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. 
worldbeertaste (1746) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold dark brown almost black look with a thick tan lasting head. Strong delicious roast coffee smell. Medium velvet sticky body. Thick roast taste with coffee, and a chocolate nut, bitter dry finish.
JukeBoxJury (3) - Douglas, ISLE OF MAN - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask; The Sidings, Castletown IOM. Poured through a sparkler but head was left and settled. A good winter dark bitter. The aroma was not strong but I found the dark colour and balanced malty taste very appealing.
I would welcome another pint
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Yorkshire Terrier, York. Black body. Medium tan head. Fruit, smoke, roastiness, nuts. Bitter. Dry finish,
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at Weatherspoons in York: very nice cask beer. comes off the tap with a brown, but almost black look with a tan head. aroma was quite fruity and malty. flavor is very very malty and fruity, and really well balanced. Tastes almost the same as Wonkey Donkey, but there both great beers so no shame in that. medium body. A beer I would drink again.
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Maproom: Soft body with an orange leather glow. Very floral, nearly like chomping on Play-Doh. Some pepper, spice flavors as well. Slightly bitter at the end. Sort of refreshing.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at Max’s: Poured a dark brown, with a fine slightly off white head. Very nice looking. Everything else about it was eminently forgettable. Subtle flavors of chocolate and toffee. However they didnt really impress me. Aftertaste was exceptionally unpleasant, an unfortunate severe drying finish on my tongue. Wont sample again.
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms Beer Festival, Birmingham. Sampled with Maeib. Mild I thought, but delicious whichever style. Strong roasted flavour, thinnish mouthfeel, which suited the flavour. Crunchy to finish, light on the tongue, some hops.
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown, good consistant head. Roasted, caramel taste, very drinkable. A very good dark bitter.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very tasty dark Autumn/Winter ale. It had an impressive roasted malt and caramel taste yet there was also a rich underling fruitiness from a good degree of hopping. Well worth seeking out if you like a dark beer.