dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 z bottle. Okay why do I keep buying these over priced Brew Dog beers when I find them average at best but normally they seem to be below average. Once again this is just an overdone beer from Scotlandís substandard Dogfish Head. This one poured with a thinner looking black body sitting underneath a small bubbly head that made this one look more like a glass of cola then an Impy Stout. Aroma was over the top whiskey. Flavor is so hot and whiskey forward that if you were to tell me I was drinking a bolier maker I wouldnít doubt you at all. Ugh how money did I throw away on this whiskey.......er I mean beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear orangey brown with a beige head. Extremely smoked aroma - peaty smoke. Full-bodied with sweet burned malts and lots of peaty smoke and medicinal accents. Smoky, malt bitter finish with some alcohol. 270609
drpimento (3072) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa, killa beah. Got this bottle a few months ago at Samís in Chicago. Poured it aggresively but had a small tan head and no lace. Virtually opaque with slight deep garnet highlights. Aroma is divine: malty, roasty, caramel, peat, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, whisky, and leather. Flavorís about the same but with a little bite or tang. Lovely bittersweet and mouthfilling. Body is ok, nothing special but not bad. Very boozy finish. A sipper, not a session beer.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, with minimal head. Smoky scent. Very different from any other imperial stout I have tasted. Peaty, earthy flavor. Very smooth. Canít tell the ABV is 10%. Iíll finish it only because it cost me a lot for the bottle.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of MagicDave06. Pours dark brown with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smells of smoke, roasted malt, oaky. Tastes of smoke, scotch, dry, boozy. Minimal difference between this one and batch 002.
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Um whats the difference between this and Springbank. Not much. Flavor is slightly more enjoyable in my opinion but for a rating look @ batch 017 plus .1
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Vic for the share. Donít ask me to ever tell any of these beers apart blind tastes just like batch 017. And looks identical too. Dark fruit woody dry chocolate and sawdust. Its fine.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Bottle at Tomís Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Smoked whisky aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and woody with a bitter and dry warming whisky finish.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Muenster mentioned during our tasting that it pours kind of like Coca-Cola. I think itís just a little bit darker, but rather accurate about its appearance. The prominent aromas are whiskey and molasses, peat is noticeable and some hints of dark chocolate. The initial flavour is of the dark chocolate and the molasses. As you let the brew sit and warm on the tongue, peat emerges with hints of whiskey. Passing the tongue the dryer notes of peat and dark chocolate become dominant with a nice nuttiness and light smokiness. Whiskey trails close behind with molasses fading. The finish is smooth chocolate completely fades, whiskey is slightly noticeable, all that remains is smoky peat and that persistent subtle molasses. Iím really enjoying this.
NachlamSie (3243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by BossHossBikes. Looks like Coca-Cola. The aroma doesnít get my hopes up too much. Not a lot of smoke or peat or whisky, really. What is here is licorice, soy sauce, seaweed, and black chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium, not very heavy, but works alright. Now, I am definitely digging the flavor. An explosion of peaty smoke is found which I certainly wasnít expecting from the aroma. Itís nutty and chocolatey with lots of seawater, brine, and peat smoke. This is a great sipper. I love me some peat.