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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (314) - - OCT 26, 2013
Caramely and dark tasting. But a subtle alcoholic taste throught. Dark color and coffe color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Wood and eau-de-vie impressions lead a fruity attack into a complex dark chocolate and roast plateau before a splash of whisky sets up algae, caramel and even more roast in the aftertaste. A surprisingly impressive Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, from every angle.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the dark brown-edged black.
-The body is leaner than I had expected, which I like.
-For all its potency, this remains a classy Impy.
-Raisins also appear in the aftertaste.
-Carbonation is soft, leaving plenty of room for the malts and barrel to express themselves.
-This one is not trying to be excessive or aggressive. It’s complex and accomplished throughout, and actually a pleasure to sip..

Bottle from 2002.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. Oil pitch black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is sweet dark chocolate, peat, booze. Taste is sweet cherry and chocolate up front mixed with mild peat from the Scotch barrel, and nice boozey body. Abv is hidden well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1102) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
11.2oz bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta, NY. $12. Pours an inky black. Only a very little dark brown around the edges when held directly to a 90 watt light bulb. Aromas of roast, chocolate, booze. I get some bourbon notes, but no peat. Taste is sweet. Flavors of very deep roast, some decent amount of smokiness, roasted logs on the fireplace. Pretty smoky and deep. Very sweet, but matched up with the enormous ABV, it’s not entirely cloying. Getting a little honey in there as well. Very low carbonation. Warming. Pretty damn deep and complex. Finishes sweet with a total mind fuck of roast on the back end. This is pretty neat stuff,if you are into this sort of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl bière noire et aucune mousse à peine une filer blanc sur le haut de la bière, aucune bulle, elle est trop marquée par l’alcool, fon de bouche sur la vanille et le bourbon... Pas excellente

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - APR 3, 2014
Cicchetto (furto di 3€) @ Savona a tutta birra. Scura senza schiuma. Al naso vino e legno. In bocca carbonazione soft, morbida con sentori di uvetta passa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3/30/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas are sweet and oaky with chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Sweet whiskey flavors with a hint smoke. More licorice, vanilla and chocolate. A bit sticky, but the high alcohol is muted. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2014
Shared bottle 330 ml at La Fine Mousse, Paris. Pours black with almost no head. Roasted malts alcohol aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel flavor with touch of whiskey. Full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (823) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2014
almost black colour, medium beige head; aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, whisky and dried berries; bittesweet taste with intensive malty sweetness, vanilla, whisky notes, hints of cherries and herbal liqueur, roastedness, and spicy alcoholic notes; very complex imperial stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanVah (49) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
På flaska @ Cindirella. Helt svart färg. Luktar kaffe.Smakar fruktigt sött som rundas av med en stark smak av kaffesom sitter kvar i gommen länge,


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