fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
On Draft in Sligo, Ireland with our kiwi friends. Awesome dark pour with a dark tight head. Flavors and aromas of chocolate and coffee. Good. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at Coach & Horses, Norwich. Almost black, thick beige head. Roasted malts flavours. A bit watery. A bit boring. SilverfoX (879) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
watery caramel aromas, looks like a guiness, rich and smooth quite well rounded with caramel flavours. a bit watery but alright...... but it didnt end there oh no, you get further down the pint and all the flavour vanishes and i could have been drinking black evian for all i knew. Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
keg during#EBBC14BeerViking (5133) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Dark brown,slightly thin, dry, roastiness, chocolate, moderate carbonation
Tap at EBBC14, black with a lasting cream head and aromas of roasty coffee. Dry, roasty palate, watery or maybe milky in the middle, then a dry burnt bitterness with a touch of dark cocoa. Intriguing variation on the style.
jfb (6984) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy butter and toffee, with notes of cherries, sugar icing and marshmallow. flavour is more marshmallow, toffee and butter, with a hint of caffé latte and vanilla in the tangy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. ryanscourt (1571) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dry stout body with some fruity character and a touch of hops I believe. Good but prefer the traditional dry stout taste. AshtonMcCobb (7049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice creamy head. It’s a stout.
Nose - cream a hint of chocolate but generally a bit elusive.
Taste - dried fruits going into cherries.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry finish.
Overall - interesting fruity notes. I was expecting their traditional Irish dry stout. ManVsBeer (11205) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask @ Cobblestones, Dublin. Black with a creamy head and a light roasted aroma. Has a fuller flavour including chocolates. stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014
Keg @ Druid’s Chair, Mullingar 
Little on the nose. Taste of soft cocoa, soft toffee malt, quite creamy, very mellow roast, not as rich as it used to be, sweet candy puff, vague dark fruit...much blander now. What a shame. It’s macro not craft now. Down from 3.7 to 3.1
Keg @ Hargadons Bros, Sligo  6/4/8/4/15 3.7
Very dark brown, ruby edges, tan dense nitro head
Aroma - Touch of dry roasted malt, not getting much here
Taste - Soft roasted malts, chocolate, dark quite sweet malts, dab of chocolate ice cream(!)
Palate - soft carb, medium body, very creamy texture, quite sweet dark malts with some bitter roast. Finish as main flavour, smooth. little dry, fairly rapid finish, cleans off palate
Overall - Very smooth, really nice chocolately sweet dark malts, great alternative to Guinness