ineedbeer (1702) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a bit of a tart fruity cherry note to it. Some balanced roast and chocolate notes. Also some apricot and plum. A light vanilla and oak character. Not much alcohol or hops in the aroma.
Pours a dark brown, not quite black with little to no head that quickly recedes quickly. No lacing and little legs.
Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and lots of fruit. The fruit is plum, cherry and a bit of grapes. A light roast character with a lot of sweetness. No hop flavor and light hop bitterness. No astringency at all. Light alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Astringency is very low and alcohol warmth is medium low.
Overall this beer has a bit of a thin mouthfeel but has a really nice flavor. Very fruit forward with some chocolate but not much bourbon notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vignale (3208) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. 2014 vintage. En relativt söt IS med mörkt socker, choklad, fudge, vanilj, torkad frukt och till det en ganska försiktig men också hyfsat komplex fatkaraktär med lite bourbon och fruktig whisky. Mycket gott och lättsippat.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A "one of a kind" when it comes to Imperial Stouts. I’m having troubles pinpointing exactly why that is, but I think a lot has to do with different types of barrel aging. I sense a lot of bourbon in this, and it makes it a really smooth drink. Sweet, with a slightly bitter, warming finish. Well balanced, not pitch black with heavy roasted malt and chocolate that you often find in this style of ale. Medium-low carbonation makes the palate really nice as well. Complex and awesome!
Turtles (1762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014. Black with a medium size lasting tan head, good lacing. Vinous aroma with oak barrels, dark rum and bourbon also fruity sweet notes, plum, cherry, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Creamy, sweet and chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, honey, marshmallows and a lot of muscavado sugar. Bourbon, vinous and fruity taste also, figs, prune, plums and oats for sure. The bourbon taste is mild but present all the time, appears more in the finish along with the oak and woody taste. Too much on the sweet side, still complex with a great long pleasant warming finish.
Tognetta (675) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totalmente negra, opaca, espuma marrom de boa formação e ótima persistência. No aroma o whisky é aparente mas bem inserido, álcool, malte torrado. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor torrado. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Final tem mais de café torrado, whisky muito bem inserido, dulçor equilibrado.
mikeyo1 (633) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ home. Pours almost black with a medium beige head that diminishes quite fast. Roasted, shigly vinous and alcoholic aroma with notes of dark chocolate, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, wood, salt licorice. Medium to big body. Roasted, dry taste with dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, red fruits, licorice, whiskey, wood, alcohol, rasins, plums. Lasting bitter and dry aftertaste.
Maarten1993 (867) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Very good imperial stout. Rich, complex, has everything. Wonderful.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!
tfredvik (1700) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep brown body with a small, light-brown head that disappears quickly. Moderate aroma of dark caramel, chocolate sauce and roasted malt. Strong flavour of dark caramel, chocolate and sugar, with dark dried fruits and a gentle generic fruitiness in the back. Also hints of vanilla. The taste is pretty heavy sweet with just a moderate bitterness in the long finish to back it up. Some might claim that it’s an unbalanced beer, although I think the massive sweetness sort of works, at least for a small sample. The mouthfeel is pleasant, with a syrupy to creamy texture, full body and moderate carbonation. Nice and sweet!
[75 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, 2014 edition, courtesy of Thijs]
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 whiskey barrel aged. Black black body with a good sized tan head of small bubbles. Whiskey and chocolate aroma as it warms but also a hint of straight rubbing alcohol. Much more pleasant taste of milk chocolate, oak barrel and hints of whiskey.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at R+B. Thick brown-black body. Very sweet, roasty, almost has leathery bourbon tones. Chewy sweet caramel notes. Massive beige head. This really seems barrel aged. Pretty good.