sach918 (9) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terrific. The aroma is mild, chocolaty but with some bitter notes somewhat like those found in almonds. I bought several bottles in early 2009 and have tried them every six months-this is the best so far as the alcohol flavor is non-existent yet the classic oatmeal flavor is still there along with a more pronounced sweetness to the bitter chocolate. i would say that this is literally 1.5 times as good as the original in my opinion.
Chuckaduck (666) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really surpised me; kicked my butt. Darkest pour I think I’ve ever seen. Thick brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, bitter notes, cereal. Taste is very much dark chocolate, also nutty, solvent. Big stout. Tough for me to finish the whole bottle but pleased to say that I did.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Pours inky and slick with a prounounced chocolate aroma. Very dark brown. Burnt toasted oak up front, bitter baking chocolate finish, coming into its own after a year.
BiddleBrau (960) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can a beer get any darker than this? Beyond black (what ever that means). Aroma is faint for a beer that holds so much promise (bitter, chocolate, oatmeal, stout). Actually there is a hint of sweet chocolate here. The head is really not much more than a string of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The flavor, also quite mild all things considered. Some sweetness, again cocoa, then the bitterness both from hops and malt. There is a lingering prickle on my palate and roast on the back my tongue. Overall a really nice, well balanced, hearty yet subtle brew. 9.2% can’t be :-)
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass. 27DE10.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of big malt aromas, dark chocolate, black coffee, molasses, a bit brothy, soy sauce, rich and delicious, licorice, inky and thick, a touch green and metallic, big stuff.
Palate: Medium-full body with low effervescence, smooth.
Flav.: So much big malt, molasses, black coffee and dark chocolate, beautiful, licorice, a bit of toffee and caramel, really nice; off-dry with decent bitterness and a thick, oily, dark-roasted finish.
A smooth, refined, big Impy Stout.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, beautiful espresso head, sparse lacing. Alcohol and dark chocolate on the nose. Lots of alcohol and dark chocolate on the tongue. Very roasty and bitter. Medium mouthfeel. Drinkable but lots of alcohol present here. Surprising, especially for a 2 year old beer. Worth a try.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a creamy head that falls down without leaving too much lacing. Strong smell of bittersweet chocolate along with some dark fruits. Taste is composed mostly of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a tad bit of fruit. A bit alcoholic, but other than that it’s fairly smooth and drinks well, although not in large quantities.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-20-2010
rederic (3062) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, pitch dark color, with a tan colored head, dark, roasted, black, chocolate malt nose with some hints of smoky roasted coffee beans, and some smooth oatmeal, chocolatey accents and faint mochaish, praline notes in the aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice roasted, black, chocolate malt, velvety oatmeal cereal, bitter dark chocolate character with some dark burnt fruitcake flavours and a fruity blackcurrant, blackberry undertones,and faint coffeeish accents leading towards a dark chocolate, blackcurrant, roasted bitterness finish.
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[750ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Black pour, thick tan-coloured head. Strong alcohol aromas coming off this one, along with a touch of chocolate malt. Very rich, some chocolate comes through on the aftertaste, but the prime flavour is Marzipan, with some chocolate oatmeal at the edges 
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colored brew. The aroma has oat, roasted malts and some chocolate. Flavor has bitter, dark chocolate and reaosted malts, some smooth oat. Well balanced and enjoyable brew.