fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a handbottled @ home.
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Clear dark dark dark black color with small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bourbon, cask wood, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long long duration. Body is full, texture is creamuy and oily - sticky, carbonation is flat. 
motohed (2) - USA - JUN 24, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an absolutely excellent beer available only seasonally. Excellent around the winter holidays. Bring a flourless chocolate cake and plenty of double creme stout - and you have a delicious combo platter for desert. Really!
Dark beer drinkers will LOVE this beer.
Caution: The contrast is too great with a sweeter frosted double chocolate cake. Tried that and failed. Would have been better off with just the dcs.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Bellís Fest in Worthington, OH. Wow, the aroma is like a Baileyís float and the taste is a creamy Hagen Daz coffee/toffee ice cream. Poured a dark black/brown with a dark brown head. Insanely smooth and creamy deliciousness, definitely couldnít drink more than one.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was sent to me by friend in Indy ,Handbottle,this poured a dark black with small head and hints of oak,vanilla,lots of bourbon and very smooth with a warming effect in the finish.CHEERS!
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at DL day from StFun...wow. Black, no real head. Aroma is just heavenly. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is full and damn rich. Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and a hint of roast. Jesus this is good shit.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 Bottle sampled at DLD í09, and I believe it is in thanks to StFun! Poured a very nice dark dark black pour, opaque, with minimal head. Aromas are very strong towards the oak and bourbon side, pushing some vanilla and roast in as well. Sweetness works well with the roast and bourbon. Takes on some nice caramel, vanilla, roasted malts into the body. Combining sweetness with good balance and running it over smoothing it out with the oak, vanilla, and creaminess, and bliss. Iíd love to try this again and get an even better impression. Cheers! ReRate: Quality brew. Silky smooth, well integrated. Bitter dry hops. Lost a couple pts but still a great brew
ReRate: FOBAB 2009 - Pours pitch black thick pour, a big brownish head that dies a bit, laces well. Aromas are bourbon, sweet roasty mand sweet chocolate, cookie, coffee. Wet wood, vanilla. Initial is thick, full bodied, chocolate and bourbon warmth, vanilla, a touch of coconut, roasty and warming as it goes down. Full, sweet, roast this beer really runs the gambit in itís blend. Nice bourbon warmth and flavor elements without taking dominance, light smoke/ash. Better than my original try. Rerated to 4.4.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to cgarvieuk for letting me sample some of his. Very dark black pour. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Very smooth tasting, left a great flavor in the mouth.
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 hand btl at DLD HUGE thanks to STFUN for this ... deep black ...roast malt and bourbon nose... big toffee and vanilla... smooth rich soft malts ... bourbon there but not to strong ... quite silky ... I would have had some more of this if some GIT hadnt walked off with the remains of the Bottle ... from right under our noses too. Ive no idea how thay managed it.4.1
deep black ... thin black tan lacing ... soft dark roast malts ... big big (overfor me) bourbon ... soft coconut nose ... dark roast ... this is too bourbon for me .. way more than i remeber ... soft roast ,... dark malts ... chewy roast ... 3.9
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this off a hand pull cask @ the Dilly Deli in Hamilton last Holiday season. Wow awesome Bourbon ,oak,vanilla itís hard to say anything that hash;ít already been said about this beer. Seen this pop up and thought damn iíve had that so I guess I need to rate it! Smooth the way a stout needs to be and the hand pull with the low carbonation make it that much smoother and creamier..A real treat!
rallison (116) - USA - APR 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Glenn for cracking this incredible growler.
Super bourbon vanilla in the nose. Chocolate. Awesome.
Rich, rich chocolate and bourbon in the taste. Incredible. Smooth as butter.
Amazingly drinkable beer. Wow. Low carbonation but perfect for this beer.
One of the best beers i have had in a long time. Once again, thank you Glenn for opening such an incredible beer.