fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Hart Brewery Wellingborough 10/11/12. A black beer with a bubbly off-white head. Dry roastiness in the nose leads to some coffee flavours and more stouty roastiness. Medium bitterness and some sweetness amidst the roast. Pretty tasty. Score 3.6
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.8, 3.8 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.7
imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2016, National Winter Ales Festival (2016), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.
[ As Hart No 8 ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, chocolate, sweet malt, toffee, toasted. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, chocolate, dark malt, sweet malt, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Cask conditioned at Leicester Beer Festival ’15. Dark brown with cream head. There was an over simple malty bitterness to this, some dark roasted malt notes, a little thin on the palate. There is a bitter, dry finish. A little underwhelming. 47574xeCD (1132) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Rugby Tap Micropub.
Almost black stout with a decent tan head. Smokey peaty aroma, hints of chocolate and cocoa and toffee, Semi dry finish. Good stuff. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Near black with a firm beige foam. Aromas are smoky, nutty and roasted with dark chocolate. Spices and oil with coal. Toffee with raisins. Flavours are coffee with sweet toffee and mollasses. Earthy with dark chocolate bitterness and blackberry. Good.