fonefan (52994) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015) by chriso - London ].
[ As Pipeworks Closer Encounter ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, oat, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, alcohol, oat. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, röstmalzig Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, bitter hopfig, Kaffee. Ratman197 (15746) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, cocvoa and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish. Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. Lots of dark malts in the nose, chocolate. Medium sweet flavour with ashy roast, chocolate, scorched earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, with lightly sticky chocolate, hard roast. Very good stuff. BVery (11491) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dark dense pour with a smaller rocky head. Roasty, sweet, hoppy, plus being a fairly dense stout. Nice brew!
thomashall (1602) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bomber shared by me. Dark black pour. Hoppy malty aroma. More hops than I’d like. Not bad. Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted hoppy chocolate citrus and licorice aroma. Fruity roasted chocolate licorice flavour. A really nice beer :-) Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich roast, charred wood, chocolate cake, vanilla and bounty bar. The nose is bitter, big roasted malt, toasty, coffee, a touch of acidity upfront, berry skin, wood, leather, spice and a fair bit ash. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. It doesn’t blow me away, but ’tis fine. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle, Chris and Ruth’s epic pre-GBBF shindig.
Opaque. Beige lacing. Oak and cedar on aroma. Taste is chocolate, oak and vanilla KyotoLefty (10928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Black and lacy. Nose is coffee, minerals. Flavors of licorice, coffee, chocolate, berries. Tasty, though no so imperial.