john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. Dark Mahogany in colour. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, burnt sugar, hint of chocolate. Hint of hops. Roasty/burnt bitterness edges the sweet fruitiness leading to a dry roasty finish. Drinkable but expected more from Adnams. (2011-09-04)
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Very adventurous of Marks and Spencers to bring a beer of this strength to its shelves. Dark and poured without a head. Malty and left no lacing. A straightforward winter beer. Plenty of body but nothing exceptional. Stuu666 (13614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is light roasted malts, toffee, taste is chewy, toffee. MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Fine one shared with McTapps. Some barley with some chocolate and coffee. Aftertouch of berries. Not bad but a bit one-sided and dull. McTapps (6899) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from M & S in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep brown colour with steady low head and smooth body. Aroma of barley, bread and acid. Taste of roasted barley, cake, plums, acid, nuts and red wine. Hints of torf and woods with some light sweet touch. Drinkable, yet nothing special.
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2013
33ml bottle from Mark and Spencer. Dark ale with almost no head. Fruity aroma. Very bitter taste but the date was pasted. I will try it again to confirm. Y asheft (3088) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
[bottle at Danish invasion--thanks fonefan and cgarvieuk!]
Floral hops aroma with some nutty sherry-like character. Clear chestnut under a white ring and wisps. Bitter and sherry-like nutty flavour that is not from oxidation. Weak brown sugar accent. Medium body, moderately warming, slightly bitter finish. fonefan (49520) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Beersiveknown (5290) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 30, 2012
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, toasted - caramel, bread notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt - caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Dark ruby, beige foamy head. honey, slight earthy metallic bitterness on nose. Smooth mouth feel, rich fruits, some higher alcohols, warming, touch of chocolate downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Mahogany coloured with a decent, off-white head. Burnt sugars, some roasted malts, weetabix, caramel and a bitter finish. Not for me, this was a sink pour.