ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with, despite a heavy-handed dispensement, very little to no head formation.
Smell: The roastiness of the nose is a bit hard, ashen, but not overly so. A little anise, chocolate. Anticipate dark fruitiness. Aroma is marked by an appreciable soy quality.
Taste: Presents a middling roasted maltiness wrapped in snippets of licorice sticks and gently dunked in your basic, everyday soy sauce. Ineffusive bakers chocolate quality, relatively restrained sweetness. Dark fruitiness of plums, prunes. Hint of black olive. Moderate alcohol tones and accompanying warmth. Bitterish roast on the soft, earthy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Low carbonation.
Overall: A disappointment, really. What landed in this bottle (couldn’t spot any born-on, expiration, etc. dating), heavy on the soy and on the flat side, was a far cry from the one I had one draft several months prior.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As Three Taverns Theophan The Recluse ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, moderate coffee, moderate wood and oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, malt bitter, wood, light oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - lively - fizzy, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Black with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, cherries. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, bitter hops, earth. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild roasted malt.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lazy Dog Macon. Pours very dark drown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like booze, dried cherries, and earthy malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, malty, dried fruit.
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is plums, fig, chocolate, faint earthiness, and faint roast. Flavor is a rich, chewy malt base with huge dark fruit presence, chocolate, and a toasty, earthy bitter finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a maroon hue, absolutely no head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Taste is dark chocolate, a little coffee, phenols. Finish is bittersweet, with a lingering chocolate milk note. An excellent example of a Belgian-style RIS.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Had right after the lighter (abv) Take the Black. This had a noticeable but lesser anise/licorice quality too it. A little sweet, spicy belgian yeast, and a good dose of roast, chocolate and fruit. Smoother than the TTB. I usually don’t prefer Belgian imperials, but this is solid. Awesome label."
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Chocolate and roast notes on top of malt. Slight roast flavor melded with the chocolate.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with thin, lacy head. Nice bitter-sweet molasses with toasted grains and mocha/cocoa. The Belgian yeast thinned it out giving it fruitiness and dryness. Pretty nice for a style that can be hit or miss for me.
drfabulous (4543) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Light chocolate. Creamy. Cocoa powder. Ash. Not exactly big like an imperial stout, but tasty.