TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a mottled tan head. Nose is coffee, hay and chocolate with hints of vanilla. Almost full body, silky then brash with a hot, bitter bite. Carb adds a slight tingle. Intense espresso and dark chocolate dialed up with grapefruit peel and molasses. Softens with warming but could use some time to meld and possibly allow the vanilla to emerge.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Tons of chocolate and vanilla. Moderate bitter fantastic flavor. Strong vanilla notes overpowering some roast. Excellent. Long delicate finish. Creamy palate. World class and what an Imp. Stout should be.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. black with a small light brown head. sweet nose of milk chocolate and vanilla. palate is smooth and creamy. while never having tasted dookie, this has a very nice low hop chocolate note with hints of vanilla. i’m so excited to grab one out of the can tomorrow!
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle from Capone’s, Pours turbid onyx with 3-finger brown head. Nose is choc malt, vanilla, German chocolate cake. Tastes malty, on the sweet side, not a lot of hops, with figgy fruit, blackberry and port notes, a rich palate. This beer is thick and rich and the 10% ABV is well hidden. It comes off like a 33/33/33/ port wine/dry stout/dry blackberry/plum wine, and stays complex and dense on the palate. Overall, after warming, comes off like a younger brother of a 50/50 medley of Southern Tier Oat and the German chocolate cake one, whose name I sadly forget right now.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is vanilla, lifgt roast, coffee. The appearance is deep brown/black, tan head. The flavor is vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, awesome. The beer is medium in body, a little light for the style. the finish is roasted copffee, crea, pine hops. Very very good.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Black with a smallish brown head. Nose is slightly smoky, with lots of coffee and some chocolate. Taste is similar, but with a lovely smooth vanilla note that lightens the palate. Finish is very slightly boozy, but followed by a gorgeous cocoa/dark chocolate bitterness. A really well-balanced sipping beer.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Deep black body. Large light brown head. Good staying power. Healthy sheets of khaki lacing left on the glass.
S: Mild, mellow sweet malts. Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.
T: Ramped up version of the nose. Sweet and decadent (but not syrupy). Vanilla is certainly present, but I also get a lot of chocolate and coffee.
M: Smooth and creamy. A bit thin in the finish however.
O: Overall a nice imperial stout. Some flaws, but an enjoyable beverage nonetheless as the flavor carries the day.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. For the record, I like any beer that makes a poop joke. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma, with coffee and dark fruits. The flavor has roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, fudge, coffee, floral hops, and some light dark fruits. Nice.
BeerCast_Rich (1811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[tap at the BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh] Black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bitter coffee, roasted malts and a little vanilla. Bitter astringency on the palate, with a mocha flavour right down the middle. On the finish, some alcohol warmth, but I really wouldn’t guess at an abv over 10%. Love the aftertaste of roasted coffee and vanilla 
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz. sampler at Rattle ’N’ Hum on 4/22/11. black pour with a 1/4" tan head. coffee and vanilla nose with roasted malts and chocolate. full body - very smooth throughout with oats, chocolate, coffee, mint and vanilla. sweet dark fruit finish.