DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Live rate. Bottle from Booth’s, Kendal. Reflective tar pour with a luxuriant tan head going nowhere. Full, soft condition; notes of biiter chocolate, iodine, stewed stone fruits and prunes. Fruity, lactic aroma wafting with an assortment of olfactory goodies including vanilla pod, carob, burnt malt loaf, raisiny high cocoa bitter chocolate and dark berries. Not especially dry. Lingers with roasted nut and mocha tones. A fine, full-bodied and satisfying stout I’m throwing down like cocoa... calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Very little to no head. Aroma and taste of bitter chocolate mostly, blended with coffee and maybe a tiny hint of caramel. Light body and no feeling of alcohol. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... heavy dry roast nose ... Little over fizzy ... dry roast malts ... dark malts ...light bitter linger ... litle cold ... Damn my winter cupboard Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Black with a brown head and some lacing. There’s a powerful roasty, ashy and chocolatey aroma out of the bottle, and more of a vanilla and custard nose once it’s in the glass. My mouth was primed for sweetness but of course it’s actually very dry, which seemed to take a way a lot from the taste. But, hey, it does what it sets out to do. This is a well-balanced and drinkable dry stout that deserves more exposure. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Heady licquorice and coffee aromas immediately, chocolate flavours come in pretty quickly and mingle with the strong roasted malt taste. This is a great stout, yes there is some dryness, but I think it’s really well balanced and a great example of some of the fine beers coming out of Cumbria.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Pours black with a thin white head that almost has a reddish tinge to it. Aromas of liquorice, fruits and toasted malt. Tastes are liquorice, fruits and burnt toast. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2011
Brown black with thin brown head.Very complex nose chocolate, mocha, vanilla, roast barley and chicory. Initially a lot of roast barley and chocolate malt and a hint of smoke. Fairly smooth bodied, but perhaps a little lacking on texture that a bit of extra malt could pack in. Complex chocolate/coffee interaction with sweet malt and a dry, slightly bitter finish. fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark roasted, peat - ash, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roasted notes as well as some mild dark fruityness. Flavour is liquorice, some mild ashes and dark fruity notes.