madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown beer. Soft palate, Low carbonation. Very malty. Toffee malt, sweet malt, slightly smokly malt. Overall impression of malty sweetness. Just a tiny bit of hop buried underneath.
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cola black with ruby tinge, lttle head and no lacing. Nose is is light roasted coffee beans. Notes of espresso, some light bitter chocolate, some dark tea bitterness. Tastes are light/medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Slightly creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Bitterness in the finish lasts a little bit.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask handpull at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Clean mahogany colour with a good lasting beige head. A good blend of roasted malt plenty of coffee nice creamy fruit some plum plenty of dried stuff good earthy notes and a sweet bready finish. Pretty decent.
bobinlondon (1242) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a good off white head. Not the hoppiest of beers but in such fresh condition that me and my mates could not tear ourselves away from it and managed a gallon session with a curry. It went down like a good mild. The more I drank the better it got. I tend to find this with Banks’s brewed ales!
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1–3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, licorice notes, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy burnt bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Cirrhosis (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Dark, dark mahogany body pretty much black no light penetration when held up to one not even around the edges, thin cap produced during pour and was reduced to just a small ring around the edge after only a few seconds. Tons of chocolate in this aroma, smooth coffee and other such dark malts aromas, this reminds me of fresh baking, smells so very good (DROOL ). The taste is very mild but very dam good, its bitter but has a very sweet back ground but the sweetness never seems to break through to the front of the flavor. The only flavors I can describe here are very dark malts, bitter coffee and rounded off with only the slightest hint of berry. Mouth feel was very smooth it almost felt like I was drinking velvet but it seemed to be medium bodied, the after was intensely bitter that lingered for a long while. Very well crafted brew, dam tasty and great for just sitting back and slowly enjoying on a rainy night at home. Review done while watch The Gilmore Girls (not my choice to watch)."
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Very dark brown red tints and a dense beige head. Aromas are light chocolate and roast malts with hints of lactose. Flavours are chocolate and roast coffee with some dark berries. Sweet but not overly so. Some hints of lactose and fairly vinous. Very smooth on the palate. Spicy and warming on the finish.
imdownthepub (9198) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with no head. So the hype is over, no one is interested and on come the festival beers, what is the point? This was particularly flat and unfortunately aged, sold very cold, sour roasty, I wanted to get this when it was at its best, not a month past the start of the festival. A struggle.
downender (5661) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar, Bristol 7/05/09. The pub was unloading its unsold festival beers at £1.29 a pint - this was the best of the bunch. Dark bronze with no head. Caramel and a hint of roasted malts with a long bitter finish. Very light all round for a 5.5% ABV beer. Ok.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at W’Spoons Northwood Hills. Dark ale with virtually no head at all. Sweet/sour roasted taste. Quite dry. Not a good ale IMO, another bland offering from the latest festival at Wetherspoons.