back (1763) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
humle,alkohol,rosin,tranebær, Ud: kaffesort,kalt Skum:ingen E.Smag:sød meget,bitter moderat, Slut,E.smag:sød moderat,bitter moderat Krop:medium til fuld For.sirupsagtig Brus:flad
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MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Datjai007(BA)!
Sepia with a creamy beige head. Nose of licorice, light alcohol attached, graham cracker, and an overt excess of sugar, like berry kool-aid. Flavor is a direct ethanol blast, mild roast and licorice, and more messy fruit-sugar that lingers through the finish. Tarry, drying body, chewy despite the high gravity. Another sad Impy that falls short of quality and being drinkable.
mcberko (11944) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle, been looking forward to this for a while, pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and molasses. Flavour is very sweet - roasted malt, molasses, oak, and huge alcohol of course. A wonderful treat.
belgianale1 (3) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma and taste: of licorice, smoke and other strong malts and molasses. Very sweet.
Palate: Pinched the nerves in my mouth and almost ripped my tongue off.
Overall: Fun to sample, but not a full glass. Too much alcohol. 1 small shot was the most any of us could handle, and we can handle a lot.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz - Thanks for sharing, Steve! Black, thin creamy light tan head. Roasted cranberry and choco-powdered florals are well layered over a swirling nose of vanilla oak and hints of nail polish throughout. Deep fruity cocoa and vanilla oak-like flavors round with a boozy burnt hop and tar finish. Full bodied and smooth with medium carbonation. A definite sipper, but a unique and well done one at that...
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of askdrtodd. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. The aroma is full of rich dark fruity prunes, figs, rich ripe plums and dates along with sweet black licorice. The taste is rich and full with dark fruitiness and then becoming a tad rough around the edges. It then gets sweet with molasses and black licorice and then drying roastiness and booze take it to the finish. Nice stuff for such a big ABV. Reminds me of Triple Rock’s Keyser Soze.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Had on tap at Haven Gastropub. 6 oz. pour, sifter. Poured a dark brown / black with very small tan head and no head retention. Aroma of cherries, oak, coffee, and alcohol - lots of alcohol. The alcohol aroma almost put off one of the other drinkers, but we powered through. The taste is similar to aroma - heavy in alcohol and sweet. Hints of oak, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes a bit harsh with alcohol and some lingering fruits. A complex beer that just has too much alcohol that is not well hidden at all. An experience, but no need to repeat.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a standard deviation with this one. Bottle from PUB’N. Pours dark brown with 3-finger tan head and great lacing for a beer this gargantuan. Nose is oaky, bourbony, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and Munich malt. Tastes pretty sweet, with heavy pruney brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Complex, with well hidden alcohol, this one won’t bve liked by all, especially those who are yambag or palate-challenged.
obguthr (5259) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Whiskey aroma with peat accents. Clear garnet brown, no head. Flavor is whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate and amaretto, bark finish. Alcohol magnified. Bourbon/whiskey ruins yet another good beer.
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to AskDrTodd for sharing this one. Pours ashen black with a kahki head. Nose is fruit, booze, roast, booze, booze, booze, and some booze. Nose is a bit boozy. Flavor is similar with significant booze burn before you get to the flavor of some roast and some berry. It was interesting, and not the normal BrewDog.