bytemesis (4762) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks cocoapuph! Pours deep black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, molasses, anise. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, bourbon, chocolate, a bit of vanilla. Medium body.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Blue wax, 2014 vintage. Dense black center with more transparent brown at the edges than I would expect. Not much head at all, only a thin, tan collar. Aroma is pretty decadent with big notes of baker’s chocolate, molasses, brown sugar cane, & a strong river of booze soaked & spicy oak flowing through it all. Touch of roastiness but mostly sweet on the nose. Flavor is the same; that is, more sweet (& boozy) than roasty. Lots & lots of burnt caramel, brown sugar, chocolate coated toffee cake, & a strong punch of molasses. The back-end brings out the robustness with a bourbon presence that’ll knock you back if you’re not ready. Hint of vanillin from the barrel with lingering booze, wood, & semisweet chocolate in the finish.
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking.Pitch black pour with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon, coffee and chocolate. The finish is boozy with an oaky and chocolatey aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from bottle generously shared at Zwanze Day 2014. Pour is deep brown/black with a frothy brown head and sticky lacing. Huge toffee, raisins, coffee, some figs, espresso, nice roast, wood, and caramelly aroma. Taste is super rich - deep chocolate notes, vanilla, coffee, some toast, oak, and brown sugar. Creamy/velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Rich and decadent stout that doesn’t disappoint and one I could drink all the time. Worth the hype.
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 vintage shared by hoppypocket, thanks bro! pours murky very dark brown with a small light beige head offering some retention and lacing. intense bourbony wood and its vanilla component, coffee and cream perhaps, salty raisins, burnt nuts and burnt caramel, peppery booze, strong ashy presence. light carbonation, medium body - oily, assertive if not slightly harsh hot-ashy-resinous finish. should perhaps consider blending in non-ba churchill’s.
Minderbinder (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22oz. 
Pours black with low dark beige head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is of bourbon, sugar, alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Tannic-like features. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Pretty thick. Overall: Pretty good, but quite heavy. Intense bourbon action.
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2014 vintage. Pours a deep black with a brown ring. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. It also slightly smoky and spicy. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, molasses and grapes. It feels boozy and rather hard to drink. A sipper.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via Chris, 2011 vintage. Pours very dark aroma slightly smoky, boozy, oak and booze. Lovely nose. Body rich, chocolate and oak notes, some boozy burn. Really nice.
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with brown head. Aroma is great with plum, raisins, leather, figs, cocoa. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice bitter following and sweet finish. Overall this beer is great!
douglas88 (7352) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A super sweet boozy nose. Charred wood, boozy, chocolate, heat, dark fruit. Solid. Hot.