gunnfryd (13916) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fonefan 100415. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, wood, alckohol. Flavour is roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Buxton Brewery Tap House. A black colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some raisin, slight red berries, subtle liquorice and biscuit. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice, raisin and other dried fruits, subtle spice and cocoa. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A dark chocolate finish with roasted coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Like all imperial stouts I’ve had from Buxton, it’s full bodied, creamy, full and powerfully flavoured. Bitter, sweet and wonderfully complex. Lovely chocolate and toasty aroma and flavour.
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft meaty malts .. soft chocolate roast ... big alcohol nose ... dark meaty malts .. dark roast ... dark chocolate ... soft roast ... big big roast ... soft mellow malt roast ... light dry finish
allmyvinyl (9040) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Bottle 9 of 112 Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of wood, tar, dark chocolate. Taste is tar, woody, vanilla. More chocolate. Tannin finish.
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, wood, taste is soy sauce, chocolate, wood, vanilla
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ As Buxton Special Reserve No. One [Barrel Aged Tsar] ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, wood, alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, dark roasted, wood, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Fin (9304) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no:73 picked up at Cotteridge Wines (thanks to Jaz & Kal for rooting this out for me) consumed in Buxton (it seemed appropriate) at Best Western Hotel, Thursday 16th April 2015 A damn decent Imperial Stout, nice balance in that the barrel ageing works well without overpowering or smothering the base beer (well integrated). Appearance is a very dark brown edging towards mahogany, black with a tan head. Soft with some chocolate and dark, sweet sugars, smooth with a bitter, roasty edge also some liquorice, I think that this is very good and I am glad to have tried it but the Barrel Aged Dragon Tips I had last night bettered this. . A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
Rasmus40 (16692) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood and whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 100415
Bamsen78 (4849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, coffee and vanilla. Booze in the long nose. Roasty flavour with sweetish notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel malt. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice, indeed
The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Eebria. Number 108, bottled Aug 2012. Black, very little head. Aroma is minty, liquorice, coffee. Body is medium, quite rich, very low carbonation. Taste is woody, coffee, dry cocoa powder, tangy hop finish with some ’fruit n nut mix’ and salt. I really like the woody hop and barrel character coming together. Very nice, although I’ve had better at a fraction of the price. I reckon this would improve over the next year or so (but probably not 10 years as stated on the bottle).