phaleslu (7533) - 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 (19331) - 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 (38879) - 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 (8114) - 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 (11553) - 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.
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same with some alcohol warmth. Very nice.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark black, tan foam. Just a massive whiskey bomb, some chocolate and roast come through, but woody, oaky aroma. Taste is much the same, apparent alcohol, whiskey heat, roasty undertones.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with no head but there are a few bubbles. Big boozy smell with a burnt malt in there. Has a big boozy taste at first followed by boubon, vanilla, and burnt malt. Nice warming feeling all the down. This needs a lot of time in the bottle but there again it is 15%.