blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CGBD. Pours black with a light brown head. Medium roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, some spicy hints, and a little boozy. Good, not great.
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with thin tan head that fades, aroma brings notes of dark fruits, cocoa powder, hints of earth, roast, slight coffee grounds in there as well, spice notes as well. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, rye, spice, hints of slight coffee, touch of dark fruits, finishing sweet, slightly dry.
Blairgus (2560) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 aug 2013, bottle. Dark brown/black. Nose is oatmeal, chocolate malt, mild alcohol, a bit meaty. Med body and mildly fizzy. Oatmeal, chocolate malt, mild alcohol, a bit meaty. Definitely interesting. Not sure if I’d call it an imperial stout though. Maybe a foreign extra.
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours jet black with a massive light tan head. The nose is earth, juicy pine, varnish, roasty, spice, chocolate and coffee. The taste is earthy roast, coffee grinds, chocolate, nice bitterness, chocolate and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, well-balanced and very drinkable.
SlackerMads (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bøttle. Black with a small diminishing light brown head. Hoppy nose; peach, light citrus with some chocolate and vanilla. Aroma follows with sweet roast, chocolate and vanilla with plenty of fruity hops/perfumy similar to Hoppin’ Frogs ipas and shit. Reminds me a bit of Hopped Up Goose Juice, actually. Rye bread notes becomes more apparent the more I drink of this. Medium sweet and bitter, long lasting bitter finish with roasted notes. Somewhere between black ipa and stout.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Campground Throwdown 2, 22oz bottle. Large brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate,/cocoa, some rye. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa/bittersweet chocolate, earthy, some orange, light rye. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
thewolf (11126) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours completely opaque black with a large, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has deep coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, rye spiciness, fine citrussy hoppiness. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasted malts, light tar, dark chocolate. Fine rye spiciness adds some lightness. Lingering heavy bitter finish with roasted malts and citrussy hops.
ansalon (1269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home from Mikkeller & Friends. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, milk, coffee, red currant, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, coffee, sour cherries, vanilla.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig.Opaque black, off white head. Nose is fruity hop, chocolate, black coffee, quite dry. Taste is hop bitter, citrousy hops, then chocolate and coffee. The balance really works and it has a nice hoppy fruity bite alongside the malty chocolate flavours.Very well balanced.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black, moderate beige head, decent lacing. Sweet roasted malts, coffee on the nose. More hop than the Fano version. Similar on the tongue. Some graham cracker too. Moderate
sweetness, slightly astringent. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Slightly dry on the finish, roasty, lingering coffee. Fairly good, and similar to fano, but not as sweet and roasy, slightly more acrid and hoppy.   Thanks Kevin!