Grumbo (3980) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle at The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough. Pours chestnut brown with a maroon tint. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, light roasted malt, toffee, rich fruit cake and molasses. Medium plus sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average carbonation. Rich chocolatey malty finish. Enjoyable. john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 - Dark brown in colour with reddish tinge. Medium foamy off-white head. Malty; toasty malts, chocolate, caramel. Dried fruit notes. Moderate hop bitterness. Sweet-bitter roast malty fruity throughout. OK, but is it a Stout or a Mild? (2017-08) MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Sweet, dark molasses, dark grain malts, rye bread, dark fruits. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark grain malts, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, prunes, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Stout, rich and well-balanced. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia. BeardedAvenger (1131) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Cask at GBBF ’17, 11/08/17. Light chocolate and raisin aroma. Dark and glossy. Thin but frothy beige head. Sweet and sour with a bitter base. Rum and raisin. Medium bodied. Slick. Soft carbonation. Low key finish. Good stuff. Need to get changed from a stout to a mild. Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 Finally! Cask at GBBF. It pours clear rich brown with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, toasty grain, plenty of dried fruits, berry skin, earth and a bit of jam. The taste is of the same ilk: bitter - sweet, dried fruits, bit of jam, fruit cake, bread, soft sweetness and carmel with a soft finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Another beer which benefits from Good condition (think this was the fresh second cask). Decent fruity dark ale.
Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017, day 3 - London. Pours clear ruby, with a foamy, khaki head. Dried fruits in the aroma, toasted bread, berries. Light-medium sweet flavour with some berry skins, brown bread, faint toffee. Medium bodied with fine carboantion; good condition. Finishes with more ripe berries, some wood. Nice. GuideDogSaint (1752) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 10, 2017
Brewery calls this a strong mild. Cask at GBBF. Pours ruby brown with a beige head. Aroma of toffee and malt. Similar taste. Sweet finish. Full bodied. fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2017
theprof (1252) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2015 [ The 40th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 8th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.
[ As Grainstore Rutland Beast ].
Clear medium brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, sweet malt, berry notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, dark malt, sweet malt, caramel, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Cask. Pours mahogany with a red cast. Tan cream head yielding good lacing. Aroma caramel, toast, herbs, dough, earthy, raisin, even hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste has malts to the fore with caramel notes and a medium to strong sweetness but this matures to a smooth bitter finish. Carbonation light to soft and overall a fine ale if hardly a stout.