TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml @Per
Dark opaque brown color, small brown head. Sweetish, roasty aroma. Full-bodied. Roasted, a bit coffeish, alcoholic, sweetish (maple cyrup!). Some lingering roasted-hoppy notes.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, marple syrup. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, smoke, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, liquorice, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, coffee, alcohol, caramel.
Comment: Good flavour but a bit unbalanced.
brokensail (10914) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Pat’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, grape juice, and licorice. Sugary sweetness, some smoke, and ash. Flavor is a touch bitter from the intense roast character. Fairly sweet, though. Grape popsicle, honey, and sugar. Lots of smoke, ash, dark chocolate, and licorice notes.
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Pitch black-colored with a beautiful brown head. Roasty aroma, somewhat burnt, with coffee and some dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, burnt, with coffee, a touch of maple and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, wonderful silky mouthfeel. Really great.
Nische (703) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a small, tan head. Sweet aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Some cocoa and licorice. Taste is sweet. Full body, super creamy texture. Finishes dry and roasted with chocolate.
Linnet (1102) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: sweet, alcohol, roastiness, coffee, spices, chocolate, sugary.
Ap: black colour, no head.
T: medium bite, sweet, salty, roasty, alcohol.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation.
O: Once again Henok proves his inability to create a really good IS.
Joakgust (885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65cl - Opaque black beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruit and cloves. Flavor is malty with notes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol ans dried fruit. Slightly unbalanced with a little too much alcohol bite, but otherwise a nice coffee filled imperial stout.
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@omhper. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee bomb, alcohol and some liquorice. Very odd as such, without a real balance. Flavour is toffee, really strong coffee and alcohol and other sweet elements. Out of balance also in flavour.
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a brown cream head. Charred malts on the nose with accents of dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich chocolate, dark bread, cocoa, alcohol and earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with earthy bitterness and burnt wood, dark chocolate. Good one.