Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Different Beer. Dark brownish black color with a burnt high alchohol finish. Highly hopped. There is a soy sauce type finish to this. Very hard to classify. Either you like it or you donít. An "A" for effort!
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand labeled bottle from Papsoe! Super dark brown with walnut/maple/brick colors mixed in. No head at all. Every enjoyable aroma with whiskey, malt, chocolate, with noticeable alcohol and a bit of smoke and prune. Whiskey flavor well blended with malt, grain, hint of marshmallow, burnt malt grain, soft wood/oak and maybe a touch of vanilla. Subtle and nice. A bit watery at first but moves quickly to a mid level mouth feel and a dry finish.
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25th April 2008
Smooth stout with smooth whiskey tones. Just a hint of smoke and a bittering finish. Smooth!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I think this came from MagicDave06. pPours a dark brown with a generous tan head. Smells of smoke, roasted malt, oak, some hints of single mat, some spicy hints. The smoke is really big in this one. Tastes of smoke, roasted malt, scotch, dry, spicy, peaty. Unfortunately, the booziness is too present with not enough malt to back it up.
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Pub. Poured a dark, rich brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is strong with roasted malts, smoke (hickory), and scotch. On the palate, it is chewy and complex. The flavor really brings out a smoked hickory flavor, reminds me of smoked bacon. It also hides a bit of the scotch and brings out the roasted malts in the finish. It does finish pretty dry. I am normally not a fan over over smoked beers, but this one is an exception. It is so complex and packed full of different flavors, that I get past the smoke pretty easily.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 1. From the Bottle at Tomís Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Some whisky aroma. Dark red coloured fruity and strong in alcohol. Some bitterness in a warming whisky finish.
2. From the Bottle at the Ben Nevis, Glasgow 01/12/2007
Smoked whisky aroma. Dark red coloured and strong in alcohol with a chocolaty roast and whisky finish.
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black incolor with a small beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey and fig. Taste is of roasted malts, oak, molasses, and vanilla.
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing Impy stout. Notes of scotch, tannins, smoke, peat, coffee, chocolate - god this is complex! Pours dark with beige head. Flavor is all like the nose. Perfect Impy Stout IMO. I havenít had one with this complexity since BA Rasputin. Amazing beer.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Pours dark chocolate brown with a thin film of tan with some big bubbles lingering. Awesome nose of scotch, chocolate and wood. The flavor was similar but a bit less full. As it warms the flavor becomes more complex and smoked peat and tobacco influences emerge. Medium to full mouthfeel and slight bitter finish.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz via trade with magicdave. Damn this is totally, totally difficult to figure out which batch it is etc... Pours black with a thin black ring. Nose is sweet and boozy with a very slick whiskey feel. Taste is sweet, chocolaty. Rich and scotchy, pretty tasty beer.