BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask PK. Black with littlest tan head. Intense aroma of chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Taste of licorice, dark fruits, plum, date, chocolate, some alcohol. Very flat and oily, thick but cleans nicely leaving chococlate flavour. Nice but personallly I’d prefer more carbo
CraftBeerNick (609) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery, at home, 3rd November 13. Pours the darkest, heaviest beer I have poured for a while, slight almost black head, mystical. Aroma is ash, liquorice, molasses. Taste is liquorice, rich molasses, smooth, velvety and rich. Slips down a treat and deceiving at 11 ABV. Nice stuff, would be interested so see how it barrel ages. Very good, but not my favourite impy
Osprey87 (905) - London via, WALES - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at CPK. Viscous black with a thick bubbly dark brown head. Smell is chocolate and muscavado sugar. Body is medium, velvety and not foamy. Taste - smooth malts, chocolate, coffee, hint of bitterness and a trace of sharp alcohol in the finish. Very smooth overall - good balance between the sweetness and the tannins. Really really drinkable at over 11%. Dangerous.
ghendrix (60) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with foamy tan head. Oily consistency. Licorice, brown sugar, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins. Sweet and warming, molasses, sweet fruits, chocolate, roasted malt. Slick mouthfeel and good long finish. Very nice indeed.
McNeillR (615) - SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Dark and thick chocolate body, luscious tan head. The nose was so rich in moreish, decadent malt it converted Imperial Stout novices. A dense and spirited choc peanut roasted initial taste, like a really good one of those Tracker bars. Soft silky mouthfeel, boozy burn in the most satisfying of ways. Molar dissolving liquorice sweetness. Rich quality right to the dregs, even a third was a few sips too many for some folk. Creamy slither of a finish mops the boozy burn too well.
Astonishing how well balanced this is, Cask has been on for over a week and still tasting this amazing is an accomplishment.
Cask, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Hanging Bat 
Jet black, tan ran rim
Aroma of dark sweet malts, soft mellow roast, liquorice, vinous, red fruits, raisin, port, alcohol well hidden, complex nose
Taste of dark sweet malts, port, touch of chocolate, nice liquorice, dark treacle, warming alcohol, soft molasses, smooth, the thick stuff at the bottom of the glass - yum yum
Palate - Medium body, very smooth. Finish as main flavour, warming alcohol, soft chocolate and port linger
Overall - Just a great impy
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 take awqy at home ... 28/july ... what can i say i needed more. Its superb. Sadlt this one isnt all mine and i had to share with the wife. Definitly 4.3
cask at bat 28 july 13...deep black... Deep heavy roast nose... Sweet malt roast... Big mellow licorice and chocolate... Mellow malts... Soft sweet tofee chocolate roast.. Rivh intense and mine all mine 4.3
Take Away at home 21.7.13 ... deep black ...rich blackcurrant ... soft light licorice nose ... soft sweet roast .. big chocolate ... light aniseed ... licorice ... mellow smooth rounded ... full bodied ... rich and complaex ... wondefully smooth .. mellow licorice balanced well into it deep rich body ... its a sipper but its a delight .. light bitterness in it linger 4.ew
Jesus Blend ... deep black ... thin tan head ... softr sweet chocolate...deep dark roast malts ...dark chocolate ...mellow roat malts ... massive chocolate ... totally crackin ... soft smooth and silky 4.4
northropfrye (1708) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at craft beer company, London. Dark black appearance. Sweet with some anise, but that’s, thankfully subtle. Dark roasted chocolate. A nice beer.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Opaque black dark brown at the edges, thin tan head. Nose is vegetal, chilli pepper vegetal, herby, lots of caramel, chocolate, lots of alcohol. Taste is roast, with chocolate, coffee and some herbal and vegetal notes, lots of sweetness, brown sugar, molasses. Body is oily but not overpowering and nicely easy to drink.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co 2nd Birthday Bonanza, 29/06/13.
Pitch black with a tan head that dissipates to the edge and leaves a swirl atop the glass.
Nose is roast malts, chocolate, woody notes, sugars.
Taste comprises demerara sugars, boozey notes, liqourice, molasses, chocolate.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, sweet and boozey in the execution.
Decent drop especially for cask dispense, held together well and the big ABV never really interfered with it’s drinkability.