BrooHa (121) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich black. Bourbon, plum, hops, wood, black coffee, dark chocolate. Delicious. More wood. Peaty. Sharpness. Bittetrsweet finish. Slick. Very nice!
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Nearly pitch black, has super dark brown hues on the edges, thin beige head, spotty lacing.   Sweet bourbony nose, slight roasted malts, graham cracker, and vanilla.   Smells pretty tasty!   First thing I notice that is for a stout its not really heavy or biting.   Then comes the bourbon, some toffee, charred wood, vanilla, and even some rum.   Roasted malts arent as strong as I thought they would be.   Moreso bourbon and wood.   Did I mention rum?   Feels more like a Strong Ale of sorts than an Imperial Stout.   Fairly smooth, but does have a bit of alcohol burn.   For some reason I am leaning more towards rum infused imperial stout in this one.   Pretty darn good.   I could drink this all day.   For a stout its not heavy, and while it does have some hop bitterness it has a good mount of sweetness.   And at 11%, it would more than keep one entertained all day.   Clean, straight forward, not fancy, but certainly well put together.   I liked this one.
Plovmand (7756) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks Sahlholdt for providing. Dark brown body with a medium tan head. Liquorice, coffee, chocolate and light roasted malt in the aroma. Lovely flavour of bourbon, liquorice, coffee, tobacco and chocolate. Light roasted bourbon notes in the finish. So nice!
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at T&Ms. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tiny white head. Smells of bourbon an coacoa. Sweet with aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Some residual sugars. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long sweet finish with more bourbon and coacoa.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Boise Imperial Stout Tasting: Black pour with some nice tan head. The nose if balanced, rounded, not too strong with a pleasing vanilla ice cream note in the flavor and more robust but not astringent roasted malts. Yum.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty malt chocolate and coffee flavor with some weak bourbon hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some hints of bourbon in the aftertaste.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 bottle from hophead22- thanks TIMm. aroma of molasses, tabacco, rum cake, bourbon and vanilla. no off flavors. creamy. nice roast and bourbon bite to it. awesome. well made beer, not too sweet, the mollasses, coffee, and fig notes that complement the bourbon well. a bit thinned out from the barrel aging. nothing dominates. booze is nice compliment. tight beer.
Sammy (10885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This tasty bomber I could not believe I finished over lunch. vanilla and chocolate aromas in a rich black body. The 11% is well hidden, some sugar, coffee. Some complexity that keeps it interesting. Above average mouthfeel and drinkability.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at PIB 2010. Poured a dark brown, but decidedly not black with a short-lived tan head and almost no lacing. Smells of light whiskey, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes of whiskey, oak, vanilla, cocoa and some caramel. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin, isn’t this supposed to be a barrel aged imperial stout??? Also way too sweet for me, personally. Having seen this retail for around 15 bucks a bomber I would have to say that it’s one of the most ridiculous rip offs I’ve seen.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Deep black with a nice tan head. Coffee, vanilla, and ashtray with some decent warmth. Taste is sweet vanilla, with decent coffee, not a ton of bitterness. Lots of dark roast on the finish. Reminds me a lot of KBS, but a bit sweeter and with less bitterness. Smooth and chewy in the mouth. Nice.