berkshirejohn (6650) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Black with a reddish glow and ring of tan head; aniseed aroma; thinly bodied, the flavour blends aniseed and fruit with a light waft of smoke. Very drinkable. Fin (10900) - 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. BeerViking (5041) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
Cask at the Moon under Water (JDW) in Hounslow. Poured a deep black-brown with a medium-thin head, and a plummy yet drying nose. It’s dry-sweet with dark chocolate, with hints of dry plums and raisins. Similar to a mild but with a slightly bitter finish. Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
Cask @ Edward Wylie, JDW. Dark brown - red colour, tan lacings. Aroma is toasted malts, sweet licorice. Flavour of sweet licorice, roasted malts, some fruits. A bit watery. Agree on the aniseed mention. A bit smoky. Lots of things going on in this beer, but its a bit on the sweet side. john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Pitch Black in colour. Malty; sweet malts, dark chocolate, caramel. Fruity. Hoppy; some hop bitterness to balance the sweet malts. Good malty/fruit/hop balance. Sweet malts dominate ending in a moderately bitter hoppy finish. (2010-04)
leaparsons (10756) - 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. SilkTork (5849) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Creamy chocolate with a nice burnt toast nip. Body is a bit flat despite the cappuccino head. Some coffee lingering in the finish. OK. fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2007
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. 
dark and malty, and has a good aftertaste. not too gassy either, and cheap. downender (8882) - 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.