TheCametron (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wee bottle. Pours black (brown tinge when held to the light) with a beige head. Nose is of burt demerara and candied winter fruit. Slight coffee bitternes on the tonhue. Raisiny sweetness and a wonderful foamy mouthfeel. A beer of some distinction.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2009, Sheffield. Grrand Tasting @ The Harlequin.
Dark brown with a firm medium head.Roasted malty aroma, with lots of choc, oat and cereal.Roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Nothing amazing but pretty well crafted.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A near black coloured beer with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Boozy and sweet aroma with leather and tobacco. Comforting. Lovely in the mouth. Nice sweetness with molasses and soy. Good booze, very tasty. Not as much depth as expected but still nice for sure.
onkelgobber (136) - Edinburgh, - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight aroma, you’ll have to do a deep sniff to get some roasty, chocolate malt. Nice but could be stronger. A deep black that is hardly penetrated by light, but clear if you manage. Very little head (bottle) but nice small bubbles and a nice light brown colour of it. A nice sweetnees and maybe a bit of salt rounded of with some bitteness at the end. A full creamy body and low carbonation. At 9% you’d have to be careful as this one calls for another.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2009 vintage courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of prune, raisin, roastiness, toffee, tobacco and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, toffee, tobacco, light roastiness and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
BeerCast_Rich (1812) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[275ml bottle, Peckham’s Bruntsfield, Edinburgh] [2009 vintage] Vary dark, brownish black pour. ’09 vintage cellared until now. Thin tan head, reduces very quickly. Smooth, woody, vanilla notes on the nose – some slightly peaty smoke as well. Rich mouthfeel, quite smooth and creamy on the palate. Dark chocolate on the aftertaste with a touch of smoke, quite fruity too. Lovely smooth, warming finish. Alcohol is there, but not overpoweringly so [2010 vintage] Sampled alongside, the more recent release – same colour but huge, peaky tan head. Harsher, more alcoholic aroma – not as sweet. More bitter on the palate as the alcohol takes more of a frontal approach, the dark peaty notes also more in evidence. Tobacco on the aftertaste. Great beer – very different to the aged one. Score is amalgamation of the two 
BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with reddish purple hue, not much head. Aroma of pine, cherries and dark fruits. The more I drink this, the more I like it. Taste is quite smokey up front, lots of dark fruits, cherries, strawberries, raisins, plums followed by an earthy, fruity finish. Very sweet, like eating a black forest gateau in a glass. Very complex, perhaps slightly just too sweet.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Bow Bar Summer Beer Festival. A black beer with a thin light tan head. Aroma is a little biscuity with caramel and coffee notes. Similar flavour with a thick and malty mouth-feel. A little sweet with well balanced, lingering alcohol.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
big thanks to santa for this long time want! pours a lighter brown with a khaki head. aroma and taste have a very unique sasafrass or sasparilla spiceiness to them, very interesting and nice. ive had beer like 4 elves but havent had this sort of spiciness in this style. good stuff. very interesting and unique imperial porter.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012
Bottle at the Southern, Edinburgh 290812
This was in the new 330 mil bottle. What a wonderful beer, world class, so easy to drink for the 9%. I didn’t analyse but went with the flow, this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had 4.4
Bottle from Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin. VIntage 2010.
Appearance - Dark ruby-brown, off white 1 finger head, amber edges in glass. Some lacing with alcohol legs. Nice dinky bottle.
Aroma - Sweet malt, fruit - dates and raisins, warming sherry aroma, molasses.
Taste - Fruit malt, raisins, sherry, slight smoke, gentle chocolate. Very well blended, gentle and refined. Alcohol noticeable but well hidden, contributing an essential role to the taste-blend.
Palate - Very smooth, warm sweet fruity finish, then some transient bitterness, to a gentle sherry malty sweet finish.
Overall - A beautifully crafted imperial porter - a world class beer. Wonderful aroma and taste. It is not as complex as some other beers in this style, but actually benefits from this in this case. Really very good, very impressed. 8/4/9/5/17 4.3