ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin oily head. Aroma is a little cocoa and strong bourbon. Taste is boozy - roasted malts, licorice, toffee, some chocolate, and oh by the way - bourbon! Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. This is delicious. Lacks the complexity of some other barrel-aged favorites, and extraordinarily overpriced at $20+ for a 22oz bottle, but nonetheless a treat.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured dark brownish with a thin, light beige head. Nose of oak and whiskey with vanilla and malt. Insane amount of vanilla here. Just delicious. Big booze-like tones, whiskey, dark sticky caramel. Vanilla all over, dark fruits and some esters. Dense cake batter, malt and smooth finish. Didnít pick up hops but this didnít need any of that.
ineptbeerman (3) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes delicious, like stuff i like to put in my mouth. Makes me feel warm and happy, like a hug.
michaelinwa (532) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Pours black, with fairly low head that disappears quickly. Carbonation is soft. Aroma is raisins, berries, wine, alcohol, soy, sweet malt. Leans a bit to the sweet side, less so when colder, and maybe a bit too much when warm. Itís complex but somewhat mellow, with bourbon, raisin, wine, and chocolate. A little boozey, but it works for me. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and oily, but not heavy. Itís different, interesting, tasty, and very easy to drink. Very pricey, but worth a couple bottles every year because itís so different. Loses barrel notes and some depth when aged, so not good for the cellar beyond 6 months or so. Update: tasting of 2012 bottle, on 611/13. Really holding up well in cellar; flavor notes above are all spot on. Barrel notes are strong. Flavor is light but rich and complex. Really a fantastic beer. Like this better than Stone Russian or FW Parabola when fresh. This is in Kuhnhenn BA4D for me.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 22 oz. bottle shared by foppa78- thanks again, Mat! 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy brownish plum-amber color with a small off-white head. Big barrel notes in this one. Bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, mild spice, coconut, toasted sugar- sweet and malty. Medium-bodied, smooth, with low carbonation. Tasty. Re-Rate: 8/7/12. 2011 bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! It seemed to hit all the same notes as the 2010 did for me (with an admittedly DLD-worn palate) but didnít have the same pop. Iíd still call it a really nice bourbon barrel winter ale, though.
Caskalefan (136) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Holy B Bomb, Batman!
I donít know when I was last this incredibly surprised by an ale.
Deep ruby brown pour with black highlights.
Head is two fingers of tan, dense foam that subsides to form a lasting ring. Lacing is minimal, but decent.
The nose (and flavor) are bourbon, bourbon, and more bourbon with underpinnings of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel brown and red fruits almost too numerous to list (date, fig, kumquat, plum, breadfruit, starfruit, mandarin orange/tangerine, pineapple, just to name a few). There is also plenty of old leather, tobacco, coconut, pecan praline, honey, sherry, brandy a hint of smoke, cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander, and even a touch of something like lavender.
This beer reminds me of a cross between Firestone Walkerís Fifteen and Parabola, except itís richer, and more intense in flavor than either of those, despite being three percent lower in alcohol! This beer may not be as subtle as some, but itís one of the most complex, dynamic brews of any style that Iíve tasted.
This is definitely the ultimate sipping beer, and would pair marvelously with the stoutest cigar.
Major Kudos to Fremont Brewing for creating that rarest of beers worthy of being called an instant classic.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red pour with some eggshell colored head. Nose is decadent - chocolate, oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is just as good - chocolate and roast, vanilla, brown sugar sweetness, bourbon. Great beer.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, licorice, dark malt, alcohol, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark brown almost stout/porter appearance. Bourbon and maple nose. Full bodied and extremely rich. The bourbon, roasted nuts and vanilla take turns washing over the palate. Nothing subtle here, but delicious!
jrob21 (2166) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good balance good flavor deep. Really tasty. Roasty malt chocolate flavor cocoa texture. A little not of dark fruit. Comple and tasty.