RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 From Windermere Wines. Beautiful black-brown appearance, with ruby tinge. Nice tan head. Coffee aroma immediately apparent. Malt and roast is well balanced and not overpowering and the hops are evident towards the end. One of the best bottled stouts I’ve tasted for a while and a great find. Would love to try it on cask. wheresthepath (2332) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Coffee and cough mixture, dry finish - a good and very tasty stout. Dan75 (2) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
Drank on Draft in the Black bull, Coniston. Good depth of flavor, smooth on the palate with roasted caramel notes and a crisp finish. Nice BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
[cask, The White Hart, Bouth] Deep blackish brown pour, decent cream-coloured head. Roasty, chalky aroma, plenty of chocolate on the nose. Flavour-wise, it has a lot going on – there’s plenty of that chocolate roast, with a decent alcohol presence on the finish as well. Really very nice  jpkeskinen (515) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Drank from a bottle at home. Nice and smooth taste with some hints of chocolate. Looks beautiful and smells good.
harrisoni (18573) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Cask handpull at The Market Porter. Very dark ruby, lasting beige head. Toasty roasty malt aroma. Attractive. Pretty decent. Some dark fruits. Very drinkable. zacgillbanks (5169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from Coniston Brewery, The Black Bull Inn, Coniston, Cumbria. Dark black-brown in colour with chocolate, coffee and brine notes with bitter coffee and vanilla on the smooth roasted finish. Very good. dynamiteninja (1863) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask. The Black Bull Inn, Coniston. Medium off-white head, dark ruby-black body. Aroma of roastiness, nuts, chocolate with a hoppy bite. Bitter. Full-bodied, with a long bitter finish. EdKing (2584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Bottle from Cartmel Village Shop - Pours ruby black, with a beige foamy head. Aroma is roasted with some chocolate, malty notes. Taste is really nice balance of coffee and chocolate with a very smooth finish. Good stout. imdownthepub (14547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Black with cream head. Full and fruity stout with a sweetish, grainy background. There is a light coffee note that drifts in giving some bitterness. A good decent beer.