thb (681) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and black, minimal head. Strong dark chocolate and coffee. Toast. Christmas pudding. Vanilla. Oak. Alcohol well masked. A really, really tasty beer. Sweetness is maybe a touch cloying on the finish.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, laber laver, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, laber larver. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Mike for sharing! This was a super tasty bourbon barrel aged beer. Rich smooth and sweet and bitter. I loved it! Very pleasant to drink.
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to kbudd19. Black with a beige head. Aroma is liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fig, oak. Velvety mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate, slightly hot finish. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon. Could use a little more aging.
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head to speak of; reddish tinted black beer. Sweet, alcoholic, roasted, caramel & toffee, Bourbon. More bitter-roasted than sweet initially, but then the Bourbon-vanilla jumps up, leaving sweet, but also wry-bitter flavours lingering on. Very well-bodied, oily viscous, and a bit undercarbonated. Impressive on first sight, but again one to taste but once.
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hella thanks to kbudd19 for this bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma hits you with roastiness, coffee, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is the same, very nice mix of stouty and bourbon notes, with vanilla and oak tannins ever present. Lightly sweet and medium bitter, almost too bitter. Medium plus body, nice and creamy. This is a great effort, a bit short on complexity, but very nice nonetheless.
Kpbutsko (23) - - SEP 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Epic. Pored black with a mahogany/red/brown head. Velvety feel with a dark chocolate taste. Higher in alcohol, for sure.. The bourbon definitely makes itself know in the aftertaste. Very smooth.
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BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Believe I got the bottle from biere_froide! Dark mahogany edges with onyx at its core and a tightly packed chestnut head. Oh, the aroma! Brownie batter, fudge, baker’s chocolate and Nestlé Quik all there. Godiva, Ghirardelli, and Hershey would all be proud! Flavor shows a bit more bourbon and alcohol than I’d like with some split vanilla bean, roasted coffee, and gooey caramel taking a back seat. Quite thin for the style. Still a good Impy Stout.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with small thin mocha head. Smells of Big coffee, vanilla, oak, roasted burnt malt, dark fig and a little booze. Smells really good. Taste is coffee forward, Bourbon, some vanilla, oak and a little carbonation. Big bold flavor but finishes thin for an imperial stout. Overall this is a good stout.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.