henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a small big bubbled but beautiful beige head; Not to big but well composed nose, very US with lots of chocolate and cocoa in front, and a slight touch of whiskey sharp aromas I guess only because I know; Great body, huge pleasant carbonation, velvet texture, slightly bitter with a very little sharpness from alcohol; Long mellow textured finish with a strange salty sweetness and a bite in the tongue, a very little whiskey aromas fitting well with the cocoa bean.
brentfeesh (1206) - 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.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Dark brown with no head. Nose is grainy and really vanilly, hints of banana and a strong malt nose. No alcohol present. Mouth is malty, chocolate, roasted espresso then a strong taste of delicious vanilla. Vanilla strong in palate. Excellent, with a nice bite on a big swallow.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly opaque, very dark brown pour. A thick, fat-bubbled topper is only in a head-like formation for a moment. What remains is a large clustered formation
of big bubbles that resemble a tan sea froth. The nose is very full, spouting hefty waves of smoke and chocolate. Fresh grassy and floral hops are unchecked
and nothing holds them back, even though they in the minority among the many nuances. Barrel notes, of all of the Scotch barrel Brewdog offerings sampled
thus far(6), are the mellowest and most soothing. Vanilla and caramel create layers of dessert influence that weaves between the heavier notes of roasted grain.
Alcohol is a minor threat to the enjoyment, modestly concealed. Whiskey notes are medium strength and only serve as a fine compiment and enhancer to the
obviously skillfully crafted beer that serves as a satisfactory delivery module. Sweet vanilla, Scotch and wood precede chocloate and tarry notes in the first sip.
Sweet caramel is trumped by whirling smokiness. Bitterness from alcohol, hops and char is medium, just a perfect level. Sweetness slides from medium to high
and back again, leading into a choclatey finish that lingers nearly an eternity. The finale is slowly drying and fades so slowly it’s hard to tell when the last sip
was swallowed. The body is full, softly but nicely carbonated, slick and sturdy. Another phucking phenomenal Brewdog offering. This brewery has catapulted
to one of my favorites - more samples of other beers only serve to cement this incorrigible opinion. A beautiful beer.
Taverner (1067) - 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 haven’t had one with this complexity since BA Rasputin. Amazing beer.
Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - APR 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
08/04/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (on draught, vintage 2009). Nera, poco densa, poca schiuma, poco persistente. Naso etilico, note di whisky, vaniglia, cocco, cioccolata, caffé, ossidazione. In bocca è totalmente vuota, dolciastra, cioccolato, caffé, alcol. Ha perso totalmente di corpo, risultando addirittura lievemente acquosa. I tre anni di invecchiamento non gli hanno giovato. Una delusione.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great brew. Charcoally notes tagged along with a tremendous chocolate bitterness with a big whisky kick really make this dry drinking brew a tasty treat.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, 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.
Fukito (700) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Craig´s, november 07. Regaliz, cinnamon, treacle aroma with some molasses notes. Bitter chocolate, cognac flavor with some medicinal notes. Full mouthfeel. Flavor coats you mouth in a velvety way and leaves a rounded chocolate aftertaste. Not so opaque black color with shinny ruby hues and a beige rim. Excell flavor packed chocolate madeira imperial stout.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured black with a small tan head witha flavor of roasted malts and chocolate and it had a nice kick to it as it warmed with a whiskey flavor and a sweetness to it but the whiskey was not overwhelming which was really nice overall this was enjoyable and would like to get a hold of again.CHEERS!