hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of earthiness, peat, dirty, chocolate, woody, and a little smoky. Tastes of peat, dirty earthiness, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Lots of alcohol in the finish.
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 Warehouse. Big thanks to Alex for allowing us to take this off the shelves at his warehouse! Black beer, no head. Sweet peaty whisky nose. Sweet chocolate and dark malt and whisky. Extremely well joined up. Finishes semi dry with a little warmth. Nice whisky RIS.
chrisv10 (11176) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood and heavily peated.
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, sharp, wood - oak, smoke and peat, vanilla, light medicine. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peaty and sharp. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
DocLock (7871) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Bottle from Capone’s. Pours onyx w 3f brown head. Nose is huge peaty scotch, dark malt. Tastes rich, very malty, extremely peaty and earthy, with some dark fruit and a bit more smooth and complex than the bourbon offering. The scotch is in a bit of discord with the rest of the beer, but its presence is unmistakeably powerful.
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Pours a straight solid black with a thin, moderately lacy off-white to tan head. Aroma of paint thinner, cheap scotch, whiskey, insane sweet malts, peat wood, and earthy soil. Full bodied with an intensely boozy, bitter, scotchy palate. Almost sickeningly sweet. Quite an odd stout, especially considering the other barrel aged versions of Black Hole are quite tasty and well balanced. Too much scotch/whiskey flavor in this for my taste. Decent Imperial stout.
oh6gdx (20388) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 Bottled. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is peat, some alcohol, mild roast and black hole. Flavour is peated malts, alcohol and quite sticky. Not as beautiful as the Paradox.
vtafro (3462) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with some light tan head, no real pop when the bottle opened. Aroma is full of peat and oak from the whiskey barreling, and light lighter coffee and chocolate notes. Woody peat, smoke, and coffee flavors with a bit of warming at the back end.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 Bottle. Pours a fizzy shiny very dark cola color with a fizzy frothy light tan colored head. Aroma is strong of Islay whiskey, peaty, grassy, bit of plastic, no sign of the abrasive alcohol though, lightly sweet cola roast, super faint touch of dark chocolate. Flavor is kind of toasty at first, big piney hops, light cola sweetness, the Islay, like the wine barrel version, doesn’t dominate the flavor but rather seems to be in balance with the other strong flavors, dark chocolate cookie, coffee in the aftertaste, slightly plasticy aftertaste that cleans up into a really nice even longer lasting peat and barrel taste. Medium/full bodied, great fizzy fluffy airy carbonation that has a nice sizzle to liven it up, a marshmallow feeling, really a nice mouth feel, almost a 5, well attenuated obviously, dry. It isn’t hot in the mouth at all, maybe just a tad in the finish though. The lasting spicy peat aftertaste is pretty cool. Really starting to open up in a delightful way. More and more.... plenty of smooth silky dark chocolate now, the bitterness is now just a complementary note now. one more point bump! p.s. room temp is probably best here. Loving the smoke now!
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black colored with a small light brown head. Aromas of peat, whisky, roasted malt, chocolate, sugar and licorice. Roasted and smoked flavor with notes of caramel, tar, alcohol, wood and peat. Great beer.