fonefan (51136) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Can 341ml. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, spicy, cinnamon - anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. 
From tap. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Dark and roasted malty. Breadish. Lingering dark malty. Roasted malty. Lingering dark malty far finish. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts some a bit toffeeish notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Really not much to add. cgarvieuk (26029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF tasting 2009 ... black ... sweet roast nose... big sweet ... roast malt and nut ... lots of toffee..lots of roast omhper (25753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Dark brown. Medium to full bodied, nutty, dry, big roasty flavour. .........
Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2001
Dark brown; Aroma of dark chocolate, hazelnuts, rich coffee; the palate combines rich cappucino with pralines, leaf hops, a hint of cinnamon and an old woodiness that reminded me of those dilapidated wooden fences you see around farmer's fields. The finish is long, roasty and quite dry (I think I would have preferred the finish to be a little sweeter myself). All in all, an impressive seasonal offereing, and a good replacement for the departed Taylor & Bate Porter (RIP). Ferris (16537) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Chocolate, caramel, spices and nutty. Jet maroon and a thin brown head. Tastes just like it smells, which is a blessing. If you can find an old bottle go get one. Christian (13823) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a spicy touch. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, cocoa, and cinnamon. Flavor of grass, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel.