dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- nice sweet whiskey aromas, typical stout qualities, some funk
Appearance- not as dark as most impy’s, big white bubbles
Taste- dark fruits, soft whiskey, slight chocolate, some bitterness, smooth, sweet finish
Palate- borderline full-bodied, extremely drinkable
Overall- Very drinkable and incredibly smooth, but not worth the price tag. Not overwhelming in any category and almost too sessionable for a cask-aged brew.
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Dasilky1. Hints of whiskey and chocolate in the nose. No hops present. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Tan head. A tad too sweet in my opinion. Average imperial stout. Overpriced.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by blackipa. Somewhat transparent brown...thin whispy suds atop. Earthy tobacco nose with some peppery spice, some soil, and lots of peaty whiskey overtones...actually quite nice nose, certainly for a scotch person, which I’m not...buit I like it anyway, fuck off. Complexity is kind of lost in the flavors, likely due to the underattentuation of the malts...pretty sweet flavors making the earthy, tobacco notes seem a bit candyish..wish it was drier to bring out the complexity of the peaty whiskey characteristics...what ya gonna do? That being said...there’s nice peaty, smokey earthy tones there, the sweetness just makes them a lot less awesomer than had it been a lot less sweet.
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle gifted from distributor rep. Tulip glass. Pours dark brown in color, looking fairly thin. Sits with a nice dark caramel head which does fade away. Very dark brown/black in glass. Aroma: Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, grain alcohol (of course), whisky very apparent, molasses, dates, honey. Very sweet aromas mixed with a strong whisky presence. Taste: Woah. I literally said out loud as soon as the first sip. Great thing I love whisky...and scotch especially. Very sweet malts right off the bat, black coffee, vanilla, molasses, Springbank taste is most def all over the place, hefty chocolate notes on finish, roasted nuts (hazelnuts?). Hardly any carbonation. Palate: Very smooth, creamy, thin feel, finishes really well, that slight pleasant whisky burn also there. An amazing strong stout and an instant favorite. Not for the weak. Taste and smell will hit you like Chuck Norris (or Sean Connery?) on a sunny day...if you’re not prepared. Would buy if I find it somewhere. Side note: The flavors develop more depth the longer you drink it. I drank it at room temperature, just as the bottle says. I highly suggest you do the same. (Rating No. 28)
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating No. 1.300.
A very strong smell of malt, smoke, some liquorice, also some coffee and bitter chocolate. The small beige head disappears fast, the body is black. A strong malty taste, quite bitter with chocolate and coffee as well. The body is very strong, very oily and creamy, also some syrup.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, with a to small head. Liquoirish, alcohol, burned/roasted malts, a bit sweetness and caramel. Sweet, that goes to a ok bitterness, but not totally outbalanced. Could use some kind of boost, except at the alcohol... That kicks in pretty hard to only be 10%. Liqour is there for sure, carbonation is harder to find.
note666 (1064) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 - 05 - 28 330ml bottle.darkbrown, almost black colour. medium creme fading head. sharp dark smokey taste. alcohol present.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a light tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma of deep woody notes, maybe some mesquite?, a lot of smoke, light whiskey tones, mild chocolate stoutiness. Big dark chocolate tones hit the tongue first, melding into a very mild woody and whiskey-ish flavor. Ends creamy and semi-sweet, the way cold milk does. Roasted malt lingers in the background. Bittersweet. It has some typical impy stout complexity to it, dark malt grains.. Later: smooth chocolate roastiness, ending in quiet whiskey tones. Dry fruity esters on the taste become apparent later (lightly)
SpringsLicker (2938) - Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours oily, thick and opaque black, with a fleeting tan head.
Rich roast malt aroma, some coffee, alcohol, and vanilla.
Sweet and roasty and slight alcohol from whiskey.
Most of these from the series are very similar and only someone who is well acquainted with the various whiskeys whose barrels they have aged in will be able to tell much or any difference between them. Having said that they are well done, tasty and expensive.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark black, tan head. Nose of light whisky and smoke with some roast and coffee notes. The flavor is balanced and meaty with smoke and light oak notes. Very balanced for a paradox though. Good blend of oak, stout and whiskey.