madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 2nd May 2008.
Very dry stout. Mildy toasted malt middle and a very acrid bitter finish. Original rating 2.4
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer. Residual tan head. Light crisp palate. Semi dry. Rich dark malt, bitter and somewhat roasty. Undertone of fruit and a little estery bubblegum. Dark chocolate and coffee. Minerals. A little hop fruit. Bitter aftertaste. Tasty and fairly complex.
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpulled cask at several pubs in the London area. Almost black with a light tan head that lasts. Dry and roasty with plenty of hops in the finish. V. decent.
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, fruity, light notes of licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A black stout with an off-white head and lace. The aroma is slightly sweet and there are hoppy notes also. The taste is lovely. Dry and roasty. Very full bodied and long in the finish. An excellent, very tasty stout.Score 4.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.9
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[707-20070926] Cask @ The Lord Moon of the Mall (London, GL). Fruity bitter coffee malt. Dark brown black body with a light tan foamy head. Sour fruity flavour. Full body has bitter finish. Fruitiness is weird, otherwise fine.
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Live and Let Live, Cambridge)
Basically black, creamy beige head. Chocolate burnt malt aroma. Smooth and mellow thick grainy roasted malt taste - decent chocolate component, some liquorice, but not sticking out abruptly at all. Must agree with the session stout comment.
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Old Manor House (JDW), Bracknell. Black with a cream head; chocolate aroma; creamy chocolate flavour with some coffee and some nuts; strongly bitter to finish. An excellent stout.
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Wetherspoonís, Hammersmith.
Nice smoothe stout with a grainy feeling on the tongue as well as a nice flavour of roasted malt. A fine session stout. A little coffee, a little liquorice.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Counting House. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, liquirce with hints of tart fruit. Taste is burnt tar, liqurice, tart fruit, burnt toast. All far to much and just aiming to get as roasty as possible without any possibility of drinkability. I had a few sips then gave up. In excellent condition.
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! I thought this was one of the best beers Iíve had rescently. It looks great, pretty much pitch black, with a small amount of brown, creamy head. A really nice, burnt aroma as well as some chocolatey hints. A great coffee taste thatís really quite powerful followed by very burnt malts and then a bitter dark chocolate taste on the after. The after-taste stuck with me for hours! Amazing beer!