DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010 albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, - MAR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the King Billy. This is labelled as a porter at the pub. It’s got flavours of dark fruit and licorice with some bitterness on the finish.
Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 18/03/2004
Black smooth and slightly rich on the palate with a dry and bitter lasting finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Cask conditioned handpump Alexandra Rugby A black beer with a white head and lacing. There is a ton of coffee at every stage of this beer, from the nose through to the mouth. It’s really quite overpowering in the aroma and only slightly more mellow in the mouth. One for the coffee heads, which I am not, but I can see the appeal. Score 3.5fonefan (49305) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
Subsequent rating scored 2.2. Average becomes 2.9
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands England B2 5SN.downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, coffee, smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Cask-conditioned at the Wellington, Birmingham 21/1/09. Near black in colour with reddish tones and a decent, lacy tan head. Big aroma of bitter chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malts. Flavour was much the same, with a long dry finish. Very drinkable.