fonefan (50778) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
Cask (handpump) @ The Back of Beyond, 104-108 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 3BY.
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 cask at standing order JDW ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft fruity roast malt nose .... lots of dark berries ... nice light plum and chocolate 2.8 .... tk2 ... lots of licorice ... much more than my notes suggest ... berries ... again plum ... tasty 3.8 madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
14th April 2010. Clear dark red brown beer. Smooth semi dry palate. Nicely joined up beer. Smooth dark malt. Pretty fruity - cherry, orange, tangy. Some subtle dark chocolate underneath. Dry finish. Tasty and very drinkable. harrisoni (19187) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Cask handpull at County Hotel JDW Ashford and Thomas Ingoldsby JDW Canterbury.
Black colour with ruby edges. Bubbly tan head. The Ashford sample had too much butter on the aroma for me. Sourish in mouth, but the dominated by butter/caramel. Faint dark malts make their way through, but I wasn’t keen. The Canterbury sample was similar but a little less butter/caramel. Still not something I would want again.1.5/5.0
Re-rate County Hotel, Ashford. So much better. Decent black stout, more like a dunkel really. imdownthepub (15161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons.. Black with tan head. Overly sweet beer on the sicky side, this is after a quite pleasant nose. Chalky between the saccharine sweetness and touches of tobacco.
Fin (10841) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Cask at Penny Black, Wetherspoons, Bicester. Poured pretty much black much like I expected. Some sweetness and oaky notes in the aroma,taste has a bit of bite a little sour tang around the edges but tempered with some sweetness, very pleasant. leaparsons (10712) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and roast coffee malts with liquorice notes. Some cream and vanilla. Flavours are roast malts with quite rich dark chocolate. Lightly gritty with a dry finish. OK. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 09/04/2010
Fruit and roast aromas. Beige head. Dark red coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a creamy dry and slightly bitter roast finish. downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask-conditioned at Penderel’s Oak (JDW), High Holborn 9/04/10. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Sweet chocolate, light roastiness, marred by something vegetal in the background. Ok. maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A black coloured beer with a pleasant tan coloured head. The aroma is very full and welcoming. Treacle, malt, chocolate, sweet lactic characteristics. The taste is similar but with the addition of liquorice. A tasty chewy beer. Well brewed and lovely. Score 3.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.6