fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
yespr (47041) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and coffee and herbal bitter toasted malty. Dry herbal, bitter and light spiced. Chocolate and toasted dark malty finish. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak woody hints. Roasted malty woody caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish. Travlr (25787) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of plums, dark fruit, subtle port. Taste is roasty and fruity coffee. Nice. cgarvieuk (25722) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home ... deepblack ... thin tan head .. soft roast malts ... light vanilla ... big dates nose.... sweet chocolate orast ... dark malts .. deep rich and smooth ... tiny mushroom umami hint ... rich sweet dark roast ... big chocolate ... rich fruits ... nice
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th February 2013Beerhunter111 (22222) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. What a haul from Birthday boy - outstanding! Opaque black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Mild minerals. Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Touch of licorice. Smooth sweet finish. Very nice!
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach minze, dunkles malz, Lakritze, wenig schokoladig. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, minze, viel Lakritze, schokoladig, gut! Leighton (22047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Big thanks to the birthday boy! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Burnt sugar on the nose, lots of roast, charred malts and raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor with some earthy bitterness, burnt wood, chocolate syrup. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter earth to finish, more burnt wood, dark chocolate, baking cocoa, burnt sugars more generally. Rich, lasting dark chocolate. Good bitterness to off-set the sugary chocolate. Big hitter. (April 2013, score: 4.1)fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at the chris and ruth 2016 Shindig - London. Pours clear, deep brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose has a little mint, chocolate, roast. Medium sweet flavour with notes of chocolate, more mint, earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, fairly sweet, with nice gooey chocolate, scorched earth bitterness, cooling mint. Interesting. Probably a bit past its best. (August 2016, score: 3.5)
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2013-02-23, bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV, 7-4-8-3-15=37
Black color, with medium sized beige head. The aroma of roasted malt is quite mild, with hints of liquorice, and herbal Italian digestive. Good body structure, and good chocolate flavor, with a moderate minty/herbal touch.
2013-01-22, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Black color with creamy head, nice lace. Aroma of roasted malts, some wood, some vanilla, some sourness, and a hint of coffee and liquorice. Good body strength, with a good dark chocolate flavor, and a light sour and fruity touch, also some vanilla and very light tobacco; correct bitterness, with some hidden hop qualities; in the final there is a light impression of liquorice.
Very good, fresh, dynamic.
Bottle, massive thanks to Endo - king of PDX for gifting me this one, split with Simon at 20MR 03/08/14.
Mid black with a well appointed tan covering that just sits and watches and never wains, perfect retention - 5/5!
Nose is malt forward, cocoa powder, liqourice, light mineral and spice, dark toffee.
Taste is a full on chocolate malt shake, chocolate maltesers, faint liqourice, dark fruit vibes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate.
Superb imperial porter.