AshtonMcCobb (6894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2017 charule (2297) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sis. Poured pitch black with white head. Fresh caramel roasty malt aroma. Similar taste full of grain. Quite smooth finish.
Bottle from the Watermill Inn.
Appearance - opaque black with a very thin head. It’s gone.
Nose - toffee to molasses. Light smoke.
Taste - molasses and light smoke.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish.
Overall - solid ale. gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle in the Watermill, Ings. Pours mahogany with a big frothy cream head. Mild roasty aroma. The taste has coffee, chocolate and light spice. Decent. Mjp12 (2022) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
A perfectly decent session style stout, good stout aroma, with a nice bitter finish. Easy to glug Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s, love the label. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, a little thin. fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.
[ As Watermill Dogth Vader ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark malt, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dark malt light nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of light chocolate, light roasted malt. Taste is more of the same, not a right lot going on. Finishes clean. OK. Grumbo (3948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Found this bottled version to be too carbonated which somewhat spoilt the enjoyment of what was otherwise quite a decent beer. Strong malt aroma, with chocolate. yespr (47380) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malty, vague breadish. Toasted malty, light chocolate note, bitter and roasted malty. Dry malty and roasted finish. cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 bottle at home ... dark brown ...thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... bitter roast ...soft chocolate ... dark roast ... little cocoa powers ... mellow roast ....bottle at bow bar tasting ... soft dark roast ... soft malts ... liitle oxidised ... ok 3.6