b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle to snifter (big thanks to daknole for this one!). Looks good; dark and boozy with low carbonation. Tastes good too; much like it smells. A little busy, but good. Mouthfeel is a little thin for how big it is. Still, damn good!
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml courtesy of thecheeseman. Bottle 207/240. The oatmeal and chocolate on the nose was very good. Black body good head wand some decent lace. The thick oatmeal presence along with the coco stood out the most with some boose in the mix. With the alcohol presence still easy on the palate. Good brew thanks was worth the wait.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (#88) at Muckfest III shared by TheAlum...thanks Adam! - Pours with a deep brown body and a bubbly tan head. Nose is honey and sugar sweetness, leather, a bit of tobacco, brown sugar, figs, and some baking spice (allspice?). Taste is less sweet--plums, dark malt, and lots of brown sugar. A bit of whiskey as well, though I don’t get any of the rum. Too sweet for my tastes.
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good stuff here but a bit muddled like so many blended am strongs. The flavors are all sweet and boozy and rich and roasty but could be a bit cleaner.
Ernesto987 (5540) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow huge heavy complexity. You can pick out all the barrel treatments. And the rum big sound isn’t infected! Hoo whoo!
MarkVegas (2) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown. Big on the nose and flavor. Complex and sweet, almost too sweet. Good almost great!
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.
Pours a dark chocolate brown color that’s almost black with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring. Sporadic steaks and spots of lacing left behind.
Sweet boozy aroma with a strong barrel presence giving off hints of sweet, spicy whiskey, earthy oak and vanilla. Underneath, there is some faint malt notes with hints of chocolate, oatmeal and smoke.
Full bodied with an almost perfectly integrated barrel presence. Sweet, spicy whiskey and dry, toasted oak followed by chewy, sweet chocolate malt, caramel, oatmeal, faint smoke and sweet dark fruit notes. Really well balanced with an excellently masked ABV and dry finish. Excellent, one of the best beers of the day.
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[bottle--thanks, fonefan and cgarvieuk!]
Nice pumpernickel aroma with some ethanol and spicy hops. Clear light black garnet under a lacy, tan ring. Smooth pumpernickel flavour with nice tangy, tropical fruit and vanilla. Complex. Medium body, moderate carbonation, tart chocolate finish.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].
[ Bottle #163/240 ]. Clear dark dark red brown colour with a average to small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, pineapple, rum - bourbon - vanilla. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, raisin soaked in rum. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. 
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle number 2/240 courtesy of Andy at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Big chocolate, bourbon and wood on the nose. Caramel, toast, candy. Very sweet, warm and boozy. Vanilla, caramel. Sweet. Too sweet.