mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at Callum’s Bar, Johnstone (6 Jan 12) - pours mahogany colour with a slighly sweet malt aroma, hint of toffee, slight spicy / bitter aftertaste. anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints. imdownthepub (14440) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Chestnut with slight head. Fruity. malty beer with a chocolate and almost whisky like edge. Some blackberry and redcurrant. Reasonable. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Reddish brown with pale white head. I ordered this thinking it was their new Cart Noir, but it turns out I’d never tried this one either. Lovely roasty bitter palate following a slightly fruity, chocolatey aroma. The fruits are dark stone variety, very deep flavours and a bitter ashy finish. Really enjoyed this one  JohnRMurdoch (4825) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Roasted treacle aroma. Dark brown colour slightly cloudy. Tastes a bit like dark coffee chocolate. Slightly flat and watery. Not to my taste.
berkshirejohn (6444) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask at the Toby Jug, Glasgow. Deep brown with an attractive rosy glow and a thin cream head; creamy texture with a malty red fruit flavour and a dry, lightly spiced finish. Not bad. Svesse (8573) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
(Cask at Edgar Wallace, Strand, London, 26 Nov 2009) Dark brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark fruit and nuts. Malty, roasted taste with fresh coffee, nuts, dried fruit and a slightly bittersweet finish. Overall a very nice and well balanced beer. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a small off white head. Rough earthy malt aroma with a little burnt toast. Sweet malty taste with a little sour fruit and a mid bitter finish. Really good, in my opinion. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2009
[email protected]trapped (3077) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2009
Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. A firm, two-finger latte head over a dark brown, slightly hazed body. Aroma is toasted, lightly spiced, dark malty. Medium malt body, roasted, medium sweet and caramelly. Some spices, with grassy and earthy hop bitterness. Mid-bodied, soft in the mouth. Rounded, malty and hoppy finish. Solid and straightforward.
Off-white, foamy head; dark brown body; slight caramel flavor; strong finish. Very enjoyable experience.