Aniela (3680) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted chocolate, caramell, coffee, licorice a bit salty aroma. Roasted salty chocolate caramell dark fruits flavour.
Habanero (3263) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carb. An excellent Impy.
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in a trade with BenH. Pours a crude black with a thick mocha head which hangs around. Aroma is bourbon, roast malts, coffee, vanilla and slight soy. Taste is slight coffee, roasty, hazelnuts, a hint of booziness in the form of chocolate liqueurs and vanilla. The finish is long and sweetness reminiscent of bourbon and cocoa. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking black pour with light brown head. Aroma is really boozy with some soy, hazelnut, bourbon, and cocoa. Taste is nutty sweet and boozy. Nowhere near the regular version. Coffee is muted.
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Poured mostly black with a beige head. Aromas of coffee and bourbon. Tasted slightly dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of bourbon on the finish. A bit disappointed, as I’ve had each of the base beers. I felt it was quite thin in comparison as to its parts.
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Minimal head with some lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Taste is predominantly coffee and roasted malt with a lingering alcohol burn. Decent barrel aged coffee stout, but not nearly best in style.
spacecube (1331) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, pours black with a creamy off white head. Aroma is chocolate malt, coffee, vanilla, with mild bourbon oak notes coming through. Finishes dry and perfectly balanced, so drinkable with no unpleasant notes or alcohol. Medium body with creamy texture. Soft carbonation. A big beer.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ El Cerrito Liquor Corona ][ $17 ][ Snifter ][ 12.26.14 ]
>> Clear sepia pour, healthy low foam. Excellent nougat, black pepper, cedar, oak, piney hop nose...Black IPA like with licorice, toasted oak, burnt forest floor. Taste is bitter, extremely well balanced hop content, pine, oak, dark chocolate, turbinado sugar, no bourbon, mild warming, toasted oak. Just a touch of oak vanillin, but no bourbon character for better or worse. Just a well made beer.
Homer321 (2755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is a smooth chocolate coffee whiff. Pour is pitch black. With minimal head. Taste is a chocolate covered booze shot without being hot. Really smooth and balanced. Alcohol is smooth and complimentary. Really good
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beaumont. Pours a dark black color with a medium brown head. A big sweet vanilla, cocoa, barrel, smoke. The flavor is massive sweet malty base, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke, licorice, bourbon. Heat is small. Solid. Very drinkable. Lovely.