pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml green bottle. 10%abv on label. Speyside 1969. Deep brown pour, hint of ruby at the edges. Light brown head, decent looking, creamy, tight bubbles. Light streaks of lacing in the glass. Nose has big whiskey up front, chocolate, some decent woody barrel character. In the mouth the beer has big roast and chocolate notes, getting a tanginess from the barrel (I’m guessing). Finishes roasty and pretty dry, some black coffee and a late hint of peat. Woody notes emerged in the finish during the second half of the bottle. Medium bodied, good level of carbonation, tight bubbles on the tongue. All around a highly enjoyable barrel aged impy, though I can see why some people may not be a fan of it.
jredmond (4879) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Andy’s the other week. Pours a black body with no head, pithy chocolate lacing. Aroma is spice, light chocolate and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet chocolate, bourbon, wood, soy sauce, and spicy peat.
yiannnos (672) - , CYPRUS - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour. Smokey aroma. Taste is chocolate, wood, peat, some whiskey notes.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dany that I took to a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Aged in a 1969 Speyside cask. Pours a deep black with a thin white to beige head. Sweet slightly oxidized dark fruit and roast. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty, dark plum and fruit. Sweet and roast filled, chocolate and cocoa. Long malt and cocoa on the finish. Chocolate and the faintest hint of warm alcohol.
dogfish120love (858) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with no lacing. heavy notes of alcohol, soy sauce, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Acidic and salty.
rlgk (9031) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting beige/brownish head. Malty leather aroma, vinous, woody, whisky, soot, tar, roasted, notes of figs, hops, peated notes, dark chocolate. Peat flavor, grass, roasted, smoked, tar and soot, whisky, leather, dark chocolate, well hidden is sweeter notes from chocolate and figs, salty, chilli notes,burnt. Really heavy, full bodied and quite a challenge to drink. Still very good and a beer you need to give some time. Finish brings some alcohol, spicy notes and bitter dark chocolate.
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Spicy. Hot. Chipolte. Clean. Difficult (in a good way). Black green pepper bite. Unusual. Worth trying.
thewolf (10703) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pitch black with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is heavy peity but has a delicate sweetness to it, so it does completely overpower me. Light liqourice and roasted malts. Softly vinious. Soft carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant sweet, roasted, lovely peity, liqourice, light grainy. Quite elegant viniousness with a fine warming feel.
reebtogi (3797) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle listed as 10%ABV pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and aromatic hops. Taste is malty sweet with some sour fruits and and mild hop bitterness. This is quite a tasty brew, but does not fit in with the style as it is too fruity and slightly sour, more like a saison than an imperial stout.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Todomundo. Pours like engine oil, pitch black with a tan head. Smells strongly of peat, somewhat overwhelming, and chocolate, malt. Tastes a medium sweetness, a mild bitter, and spicyness with only a nice hint of the peat, but very smoothed from the aging. Full bodied. Velvety texture. Finishes well.