xBEERxNOLA (72) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - dark dark brown. Not much head.
Aroma - biscuit and sweet. Slightly bourbon.
Mouth - silky.
Taste - chocolate bourbon milkshake. Slightly coconut toffee. Gravity is hidden. Funky cookie dough.
Overall - really excellent.
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[6494-20140708] Bottle. Mild roasted grains and woodsy aroma. Slightly hazy, dark cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted soya flavour has a lingering sauce finish. Full body. Good. (8/3/8/3/17) 3.9
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy blackish brown with minimal head. Nose is figgy fruit, vanilla, oaky booze. Complex flavor, with dark malt, oaky spirits, vanilla, figgy and quadruply fruit.
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle one year old ish. Pours hazy dark brown with light edges and some legs. Aroma just goes on and on spicy hops dominate then booze then all kinds of sweet and richness--oak , vanilla, dough, chocolate, tobacco very light raisin oxidation. Flavor is big sweet wood and spice and deeply umami salty smoked vegetable finish. Feel is slick dense kinda tight and drying. Really wish I had 10 more bottles of this.
alkolord (113) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vom Fass, Tiefschwarz im Glas, Mocca und dunkle Schokolade in der Nase, erstaunlich leicht im Antrunk, vielfältige dunkle Röstaromen im Abgang
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske. Købt i en bewmo i petaluma. Super duft af bourbon. Meget let mindfylde. En chuckable bourbon, men samtidig tydelig øl. Helt fantastisk. Super øl.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.
[ As Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, dark malt, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, roasted, sweet malt - sugary, alcohol, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
sitzds (318) - - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Simmzy’s Long Beach and poured into a snifter. Translucent dark brown body with a thin tan head that hangs around as a thin ring. No lacing. Aroma is barrel-forward: charred oak, coconut, vanilla, bourbon. There are also dark fruits, brown sugar, and caramel notes plus a touch of leafy hops. Taste is complex and inviting: sweet caramel and brown sugar sweetness up front with woody and leafy bitterness on the back of the palate. Some boozy hotness and dark fruits on the swallow. An ample medium body, slick and viscous texture, low carbonation, sweet finish with some heat.
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a sudsy layer of tan foam and bubbles. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt, charred oak and bittersweet chocolate along with some toffee, vanilla and coconut in the background. Taste delivers a strong shot of bourbon, espresso and dark chocolate upfront followed by notes of caramelized sugar, dark fruits and rum. Mouthfeel is sufficiently full-bodied and chewy with medium carbonation and a final dose of charred malt and whiskey in the finish. The overall flavor is predominately Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with a touch of Quad. A fine dessert beer.
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Deep brown with beige suds. Nose is caramel, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, sherry and wood. Creamy medium body with a soft tang. Taste is bourbon, caramel, chocolate, candied citrus peel, dates and marzipan. Finishes dry with grass and wood. Dare i say this is dialed back as compared to earlier iterations?
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the host with the most, 04/11/14.
Mahogany brown with a decent ligh tan covering.
Nose is toasted malt, coconut tones, nice BBA effect, brown sugars, light booze, spice, chocolate melt.
Taste comprises sweet licks, dark malts, sweet toffee, trickle of booze, cocoa, toasted brown sugar, bourbon tunes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, massageing on the palte, sweet close tempered with a lick of booze.