Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Not particularly dark in color, more of a deep amber. Immediate attack on the nose of straw and composting vegetables. Not getting anywhere the kind of fruitiness and rounded malts that I expected from the flavor. Not to my liking at all. (cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012) TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2012
Cask at Kays bar. Ruby broon with a beige head. Very fruity malt flavour with light hops leading to an almost sour, tangy finish. Not bad. tombyars (1776) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2003. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark mahogany in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Strong roast grain and liquorice in the long aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich maltloaf base with syrupy figs, molasses and a note of liquorice as well. Short prickle of dusty hops noted in the brief aftertaste. Finish is malty with treacle toffee and plums present in the sweetness, dry roast nuts at the end. A superb Old Ale and highly recommended. mr_h (6014) - 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 (27251) - 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 (15421) - 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 (5104) - 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 (6690) - 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 (8831) - 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.