shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Edo-bori Beer Belly. Dark brown with a dark beige head of small bubbles. Aroma, not massively strong, bit of spice, bit of coffee, roastiness. Taste is full of roasted coffee, bit of dark chocolate and a slightly herbal aftertaste. Real prickle in the mouth, and a spicy buzz. Nice and thick oily texture and pleasant bitter finish.
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from Japan by my awesome cousin. Pours a pitch black cola colour. Small dark tan head, clingy lacing spots on the walls of the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate malt, coffee. Tastes much the same as I’ve described for smell, coffee, dark chocolate, malt, slightly bitter. Quite enjoyable.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours oily black with a foam, beige head. RIch mocha roast nose. Medium sweet flavor, some light ripe/sour fruits, coffee and burnt cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild warming finish, lingering roast. Very good beer.
FatPhil (9347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Fairly smooth roasty aroma, burntish. Black, dark head. Ashy taste, but not really astringent. Full and malty, but a bit raw. Stodgy.
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml. @ RBESG 11 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford Street, London, England SE1 2NE.
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, dark dark roasted, dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Poursblack with a small creamy beige head. Roated and ashy nose and flavor. Coffee and a bit of tar. Smooth and medium bodied. Dry end.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Poours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense chocolate malt and roasted breadish. Liqourice, dark chocolate and roasted dark malty flavoured. Bitter, dry and hardroasted malty. Ends dry and roasted black malty. Light tarish.
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - JUL 7, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquorice, Sweet candy smell. Light Coffee Smell. Maybe Berry smell. Black colour. Smooth. Coffee, Toffee, medium roast. Light bitter aftertate with some roast. Bitter taste gets stronger.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Belly (y700 for 300ml). Probably not bad value actually and a chance to comp with the standard stout. A clear step up in the intensity of the chocolate but not materially so. I suspect this probably weighs in at no more than 8%. Fruit and chocolate are very dark and almost bitter given the intensity. Some fruit tingle flavours reminds of the imperial nature of this beer and adds a nice layer of complexity to what is already a good beer.
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Japanese Craft beer tasting at the White Horse. It pours very dark brown, near black, with a thin tan head and soft carbonation. The nose is rice, charcoal, sweaty socks, coffee, liquorice, leather and dark stewed fruit. The taste is rich-roast coffee, charcoal, brown sugar, dark chocolate, toasted sesame seed, with a roasted malt finish. Quite meaty Imperial stout.