tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at stevoís. Pours dark ruby with tall beige head. The aroma is raisin, molasses, bourbon, and sweet chocolate. The flavor is strong vanilla and chocolate with some alcohol. The bourbon element is pretty obvious, but itís balanced well with all the candy-bar flavors, in particular the very chocolatey finish. Tasty stuff.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Roasted malty chocolate aroma. The flavor was very roasted with chocolate and maple syrup notes. Chocolatey wood finish.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Cola in color, thing spritzy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Heavy Bourbon nose, minor oak and vanilla.   Boubon,
vanilla, almond roca, oak, coffee, cocoa, toffee, and caramel on the tongue.   This is damn tasty!   Does seem a little thin as
compared to their normal Old Rasputin.   Decet body, spritzy mouthfel.   Very warming.   Finishes with lots of Bourbon.
Very flavorful and tasty, even if a bit thin for an Imperial Stout.   Thanks for sharing dunkeylips!
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Dark black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet malt. Flavor is bitter chocolate, vanilla, oak. Very bitter. Nice mouthfeel.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Imperial Stout pours a medium to dark black color from a 500ml bottle. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla and some bourbon. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, with a touch of vanilla and bourbon. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance, with a touch of an alcohol bite. The bourbon flavors tend to overwhelm the chocolate and coffee a little. Nice and mellow, will probably improve with some more aging. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, with some bourbon.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brisk ,whiskey malt aroma, an occasional whisper of oak and hop, but that is always beaten down by the bourbon.Obviously good barrels were used here.Bourbon also dominates the taste, a blanket of bourbon covering the chocolate malts with vanilla and carmel tinges. bourbon is perhaps a little to dominating here, which I actually prefer,but a little more balance would make top tenish. Thanks Kingpin
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque brown with a dark cream colored head. Smells of huge bourbon, oak and a hint of caramel and vanilla. Taste is big on the bourbon, but mellows out at the finish. Feels full in the mouth and is a sipper for sure. An enjoyable apartif beer.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to boboski. Lots of burbon and wood in the flavor and the aromas. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts too. Flavor was only a little alcoholic, and a lot of vanilla and burbon and wood. Pretty good stuff.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque brown-black with a large light brown head. Heavy bourbon note in the aroma, with dark chocolate, vanilla, and toast. Caramel, vanilla, dark alefruit flavors. Some roastiness then manifests with bourbon character. Some chocolatey sweetness in the finish, with some alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, somewhat hot.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle thanks to Fordest. Nice flavors of roasted malt and chocolate. Some wood flavors. Very good.