imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer fest 07. Black beer with ruby hue, malty brown head. A very decent beer indeed. Rich and fruity but with a burnt, coffee, licorice background. Plenty of body, interestingly bitter with a smooth rich finish. Yum. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 17/02/2007
Rich roast aroma. Black and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. Slightly bitter coffee roast finish. mr_h (5841) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Cask by air pressure at Gothenburg, Prestonpans - black ale, good tan head, chocolate, toffee, coffee aroma and flavour, hint of burnt toast too, cool and refreshing Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 On cask at The Goth. Black beer with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavours with some burnt toast and fair bitterness. Moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Lovely. Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Gothenburg. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, coffee.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Gravity, Banbury Beer Festival. Brown-highlighted black, frosty light tan head. Profoundly rich caramel aroma; all the loviness of a doppelbock, with an underlying layer of chocolate as a bonus. Mmmm. Flavor is lightly sour coffee roast, much dryer and thiner than the decadent aroma would indicate. Based on Glen’s ratings, I wonder if the cask had fallen a bit off of prime since the day before. Never-the-less, a noteworthy beer by aroma alone. chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Some chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Joined by smoky malt and some phenolic, mildly medicinal notes in the flavour. Slightly woody mouthfeel, with an ashy edge that detracts a little from the overall enjoyment. Otherwise an interesting and enjoyable beer.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
[cask at the Prestoungrange Gothenburg, Prestonpans] Pours very dark brown, pretty much black. Thick white head. Extremely cold serve - Dave told me they pull it through a line that sits in the python with the lager lines. Little aroma as a result, other than the roasty edge. On the taste, once the smoothflow vibe had reduced, it was a very pleasant, dark, roasty porter. Nice dry aftertaste  cgarvieuk (25705) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Black in colour with a thin head, bitter and rich , full malt roast flavour, with little sweetness and lots of chocolate bitterness 3.4
cask at gothenburgh march 2013... deeep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... thin tan head ... soft milky lactic roast malt nose ... soft sweet roast ... light chocolate ... dark malts.... lactic milky tones... dark roast ... lightest sour.3.5 MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at St Albans BF): Very roasty coffee aroma that just keeps on giving. Nice. Appearance is a classic almost opaque with a tinge of red. It would be a 4 with some head and/or lacing. Similar flavour to the aroma... strong roasty hit at hte beginning with lasting coffee flavour and a dark chocolate finish. Tangy, almost grapey aftertaste.