MiP (12160) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10% at ÅBF08. Batch 007. Very distinct vanilla aroma. Almost black colour, very small ligt brown head. The flavour has a nice, powerful vanilla aroma and aftertaste. Underneath it seems to be a quite malty, slightly sweet and rather alcoholic beer with some barley bitterness.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Black color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and whisky. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, whisky. Sweet. Balanced and complex imperial stout!
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black oily pour with a slow-to-rise thin brown cap. Rich aromas of peaty scotch, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Oily silky palate, burnt malt with scotch-kissed dark chocolate and a hint of anise. Sweet and heavy, an oaky feel to it, with a pleasing bitter finish. Outstanding, and certainly the best beer I’ve tasted to utilize the whiskey-and-beer marriage concept, perfectly balanced in my opinion.
PeterSumborg (5) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
you can taste the barrel aging which gives unusual taste notes and aroma. Pure black color. no head and not much carbonation. You can feel the Alcohol on tongue, and a little in taste. Dark Chocolate and burnt malty flavour. light body.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a slight red highlight. Tiny tan head. Sweet and fruity whisky aroma, vanilla oak, chocolate. Strong oaky flavour, somewhat sweet, mostly tannin and vanilla, somewhat less roast malt.
daniele (3781) - ITALY - APR 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
scura poca schiuma ma piuttosto peristente sentori tostati cioccolato in bocca morbido un po legno tostato malto vaniglia leggera buon corpo
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours nearly black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light peity smoke, chocolate, vanilla, liqourice and a light, subdued roastiness. Low carbonation, very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderful roasted, lots of liqourice and a warming viniousness. The peity smoke is evident, but subdued. Once again, the grain casks wins it for me (like the 002).
Maria (9570) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 007. Black with a middle sized and rather dense head. The aroma has clear notes of whisky, sweetness, vanilla, roasted malt and sweet licorice. The flavour has notes of smooth grain whisky, roasted malt, vanilla, light sweetness, light licorice, a roasted, light bitter-sweet bitterness and a dry, roasted finish. IMO this has more whisky flavour than the Speyside Batch 005.
pintbypint (1978) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #800. 330ml brown bottle. Pours deep black. Compact creamy tan head, reduces itself to a slight ring around the edge of the glass. Rich aroma of chocolate cake, whiskey and roasted malt. Taste is initailly sweet chocolate with a woody background. Finishes with whiskey and a touch of vanilla, notes of alcohol, brown sugar and roasted malt. Moderate hop bitterness lingers. Body is full, soft carbonation, quite smooth going down for a 10%
Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at Fin’s excellent UK Imperial Stouts tasting, sampled with Fin, Loz and Traci. Thanks mate! (The Paradox part of our tasting done blind.) Dark brown, a bit of scattered open tan bubbles. A lovely fresh baked brownie aroma. Some wet wood and vanilla. Cedar running around in the background. Caramel sweet milk chocolate flavor, warming and comfortingly soft. Just a little mineral in the finish. In a lot of ways this has more dopplebock charm than imp stout charm, but stylistic nitpickings aside, a very nice beer.