TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2012
dark brown color. Light brown head. Treacle, burnt sugar, caramel, dark bitter chocolate. Awesome nose. Full bodied, mildly acidic, big nutty taste with dark chocolate also full on with a touch of miso. Alcohol well hidden. Bitter lingering finish. fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2012
EdKing (2586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Draught @ Sheffield Tap, Platform 1B, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2BP.
ABV: 8.2%. Clear dark dark red brown colour with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, smoke, toffee ? Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, sweet dark roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
200ml in Good Beer Faucets, Shibuya. Very dark brown reddish at edges, off white small foam head. Nose is roasted malt, some dark fruit, and ale fruitiness with a bit of fortified wine. Taste is an old ale but it’s got a bit of a kick and too many flavours going on. There’s a distinctive port wine kick with ale fruitiness, raisins, prunes. A bit of liquorice in there too. This is very much a sipper and not too much to my liking. Also has a buttery margarine like aftertaste which ain’t too pleasant. BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Can’t decide if this is rank or quite nice. Certainly interesting but a big whack of alcohol which is quite off putting
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Tap at Euston Tap. It pours very dark ruby, with a decent off-white head. The nose is roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, meat, smoke, miso, caramel, salted liquorice, burnt tire, herbal and filter coffee, with a dry roasted finish. Full body, very high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Flavoursome and quirky, but the balance isn’t quite there for me.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Off tap at the Sheffield tap. Pours thick black. Just really nice, miso soup, coffee, a slight smoky flavour and a great treacle texture. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
Dark ruby tinged beer with tight cream head. Aroma of bubble from sorachi and faint savour note. Very full texture, sweet with hay, slight vegetable note, spicy on the tongue and Marmite chocolate finish. Need some sushi now! shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2011
Keg at Euston Tap. Pours dark like a black IPA. Small beige head doesn’t last long. Aroma is very unusual, I guess because of the miso. Very savoury and spicy, but with a tiny bit of that Sorachi Ace bubble gum taste. Feels quite boozy, and prickly. Towards the end I started tasting a strange spicy chocolate milk. Not sure if this exists. Aftertaste is definitely miso and nice bitter coffee-like finish. Great beer! Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Keg at Euston Tap, London. Pours black-brown with a creamy, off-white cap. Lots of sweet, dark chocolate malts in the nose. Slight milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor, some brown sugar, medium roast malts, subtle alcohol. Full bodied, chewy and creamy, with fine carbonation. Warm finish, some woody booze, maybe some sherryesque notes, bit of roasted, almost burnt malts. More chocolate. Great stuff. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2011
Very black pour, nice thin tan head that slowly fades to a film. Big coffee nose, some ovaltine malts, cocoa too. Palate is big and roasty, cocoa and liquorice with a really lovely salty/meaty/misplaced streak. Really, really good beer. Zeitgeist on steroids, totally my kind of thing.