high_on_hops (807) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a solid black with a brown head and lacing. It has a great aroma with smokey wood, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is more chocolate and coffee and a bit of the smokiness and some hop bitterness, all over a heavy body with a rich finish.
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a sweet style of stout where I am reminded of banana on the palate, though as is warms up this is falling by the wayside and is becoming more bitter.
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is fruity, winey, has some roast. Black coloured with a medium, beige head. The taste is a bit fruity, hs chocolate, roast, some oak, some coffee beans, chocolate and a more bitter finish. Medium bodied.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Albuquerque. Pours an opaque black with frothy tan head. Dark malt aromas. Big body with full mouthfeel. Rich dark malt flavors. Chocolate notes. Nice complexity from wine barrels. Impressive.
78samh (240) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark almost reddish black with a small head. Tastes of oak and toated malts. Rich complex flavors with a finish of burn. This gets better as it warms up. Great impy stout!
Cory (372) - , California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red wine, slightly sour, but there is a lot if rye bread characteristics. Its all a little off putting and a little disappointing. So sad, I am a big fan if most beers I’ve had out of New Zealand.
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml. corked.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - whisky, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, roasted, smoke - wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Riverview. Poured dark brown with wisps of cream head. Aroma of fruit and oak. Light carb med bod. Smokey taste slight bitter.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 mL (I think?) bottle from Beer Run, opened 12/12/13. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of bitter chocolate, nuts, cocoa, red wine. The taste is bitter roasted malts, bitter chocolate, leather, tart dark fruits. Medium bodied. Decent.
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter from a smaller sized corked bottle. Nice looking brew with one of the creamiest heads I have ever seen from out of a bottle. Somewhat of a thin palate. Not as stout like as I expected but still very good. Notes of coffee and chocolate and oak and, maybe, that was pinot noir I was tasting though not sure how much of that really comes through.