italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour thin orange/tan head ended up as just a ring of head light sticky lacing .... aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla and a little molasses ..... taste is of oak, bourbon, vanilla, light chocolate, light roasted coffee and a molasses to it finishes up with a lingering dry spicy warming abv roasted, bourbony, oaky finish .... a solid imperial stout would def age this to let everything mellow out
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Capone’s, Norristown. Enjoyed with hopsleeroy and a Halloween posse, and certainly seemed tailored to the day. Oily pour, although not especially thick. Virtually no carbonation, and this one’s halfway (at least) to being a liqueur. Huge bourbon nose with sharp wood and anise, a hint of a chocolate base. Mouthfeel is slick and the palate isn’t nearly as hot as I’d feared. Flavors aren’t quite so dominated by bourbon although they certainly do lean heavily in that direction. Bitter chocolate, vanilla from the oak, and the faintest hint of char. Pretty good but I think I’m wearying of this kind of beer.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours dark brown with a beige ring for the head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, dark malts, caramel and dark fruits. Has a nice bourbon finish. Very light carbonation. really liked this beer.
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks, Pollack! Pours a dark, opaque brown with almost no head, just a small beige ring. The aroma initially pops with a port or sherry-like booziness, with dark fruit and anise. As it warms it becomes more bourbon-like, and caramel and vanilla show up. Flavor of caramel, bourbon, oak, anise, dark fruits, and dark malts. Medim-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweet bourbon finish. I liked this just a tad more than the Big Black Voodoo Daddy, but I was in the minority in my tasting group.
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate bourbon and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate bourbon and vanilla finish.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, wood, smoke, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee beans, alcohol burn in the nice way ;O). Body is medium to full, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft. 
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #488. 12oz bottle. Pours pitch and opaque with a spiraling khaki head. The initial olfactory is straight alcohol in the nostrils. Followed by dark chocolate, anise, Oreo cookies and faint chicory. Very full bodied with a rather overt alcohol note. Call it boozy, or hot, or whatever; they should have drained just a bit more Elijah Craig before adding the Stout! The barrel aging is noticeable and really adds a creaminess and rounds out the bitterness and astringency. Big and overt, but still a very nice sipper!
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black like ink with a nice brown head. Smells of booze, chocolate, vanilla, tabacco, leather and licorice. Taste chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Thick mouthfeel and the finish is vanilla and boozy.
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my Michigan Crew! Pours an oily black with a dark brown head that dissiapted to the edges and lace slightly. Aroma is full of roasted malts with a good amount of bourbon and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavor starts with booze of bourbon but dissipates in to a slightly bitter dark chocolate finish. Nice and oily.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-thanks dmac for sharing-pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is sharp dark malt-anise, molasses, alcohol. Taste is sharp/rich dark malt-anise/molasses/chocolate, some earthy hops, alcohol.