snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells like coffee beans. Tastes like chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium body and low carbonation. sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, light earthy hops, light smoke, and some raisins. Flavor is smoke and roast malts forward with supporting earthy hops, oats, and some dark fruit; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Tap. Clean roast. Cream. Milk chocolate. Touch of molasses. Decent beer. Doges. radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Had on tap, and served from a bartender who probably went as a "nerd" in high school. Reddish dark-brown pour which sustained huge frothy mocha head. Smells and tastes of refined sugar, Coca-Cola, licorice, and ash. Oats, roast and vanillin by swallow. Alright. Too sweet for the style, IMHO. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich brown with a fine, bubbly head. Rich chocolate aroma with moderate roast, some char. Medium sweet flavor with dark chocolate, dark toast, modest earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faint dryness to finish with loads of rubust yet restrained chocolate and roasted malts. Superb.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle:   Pours black, thin frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Sweet malty nose, slightly toasty, a little bit of milk chocolate.   Sweet oatish and dark chocolate on the tongue.   Decent malt base, toasty, well balanced with some of the roast and the sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, toasted malts, chocolate, oatish, with a slight coffee tinge.   Pretty respectable, and a solid example.   Thanks for the bottle Jeff! jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is light raisin, oatmeal cookie, some chocolate. The taste is oatmeal raisin cookie, more chocolate, sweet. Light body, slightly watery. Overall, a bit too sweet and watery. OK. BeerViking (5046) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, at least I hope it’s this version, as it’s 8%... Black pour with coarse tan head. Green hops and treacle nose, initially sweet, then drying with assertive green hops, then softening again on the palate with apple and black treacle. Burnt bitter finish. Very nice. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, a little cereal and oats, and light hops. Flavor about the same. Silky texture. A pretty good beer. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle poured into snifter. This one was a disappointment. The aroma was almost like sour milk and it wasn’t exactly pleasant to drink either. Seemed like it was way past it’s prime and didn’t stand the test of time because I think it was an older bottle.