KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Thrashzone. Aromas of dark chocolate and milky caramel, coffee. Good sweet and burnt balance, with chocolate and coffee. Long, bitter, fnish of burnt wood. Very flavorful, balanced, ad challenging. Good stuff.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Goumet. Black pour with a tan head. Wonderful roasted malt aroma of chocoalte and a hint of coffee. Rich, dark flavors of dark chocolate, oatmeal, and smoke. Creamy texture. Just a wonderful Imperial Stout.
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 66cl. @ home.
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft. 
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 (Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, beige head. Quite complex aroma of apple fruitiness, licorice, roasted malt. Sweetish-malty flavor with lots of licorice, huge bitterness (although well hidden), pear and vanilla notes. Medium to full body with low, soft carbonation. Very easily drinkable, yet reasonably complex stout with pleasant (and clearly present) licoricey notes. Maybe slightly ashy and not so velvety on the second tasting, but still very good.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pitch black colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is toffee, some slight burnt malts, mild hops and chocolate. Flavour is coffee, licorice, chocolate, burnt malts as well as
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark black with a thick head, the aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, almost, it makes you start salivating in anticipation. The flavor is the same as the aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, sweet but balanced, vanilla a little caramelized sugar, delicious. Great finish, very easy drinking. I was disappointed when this was gone and wanted another.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is nicely oat-ey if that’s a word. Pours an oily black like I just pulled the drain plug on an engine. Flavor is quite tasty, deep roasted malts, coffee, toll house morsels. Palate is nicely filling. Overall, I believe I’ll be finishing the bottle in short order. Get Some!!
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Pours straight black with no light penetration at all. Thick 2-finger wide creamy head forms and never leaves. Smells of deep roasted coffee, and small hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and lovely, a little oily. The taste is very nice...rich and roasty with some hints of raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Chocolate and coffee are most notable, however. Finishes very smooth and easy. A very nice stout!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Roger Wilco in Palmyra, NJ. Pours a very deep brown with two finger brown head that dissipates to a ring. Very nice aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malts. Full bodied with slight creamy texture. Flavor of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Average amount of residual sweetness, perhaps leaning toward sweet. Sharp hoppy finish that lingers, perhaps a bit overdone for my personal tastes.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a black body with a creamy dark brown bubbly head. The aroma is sweet chocolate malt, heavy oatmeal, nice black patent malts, chocolate chips. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. Sweetened condensed milk brownies with chocolate chips and lots of oatmeal. The body is mostly sweet but has an occasional dry bitterness. Rich, creamy, full body.