mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and dark dried fruits with a good amount of caramel. Flavor is chocolate and assorted dried fruits, some sharp cranberry flavor, and a good deal of alcohol heat. A puckering, slightly dry finish. Full bodied with light carbonation.
Vells (438) - LATVIA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge maltiness, not overintensed roasted malts, choco, licorice, vanilla, wood, not too pushy alco. Mostly sweet with nice bitterness. Oily, bit sticky.
What can I say. .theres pretty much everything I love about IMPS. Maybe not the best, but top anyways
Maakun (93) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a reddish touch, almost no head. Cranberry, blackberry jam, spices, some chili, alcohol, roasted malts and meats. Very sweet at first, but with a sour kick and finishes slightly dry and bitter. Thick bodied, lots of alcohol presence. Itís a bit like porto wine. Great stuff!
klas (167) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, 89 SEK. Strongest beer I have tried, 18,2% ABV. Dark small, head. Intense aroma. Very sweet. Special, but very good in small amounts. Needs to be shared.
CaveSpider (25) - - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with no head. Smells earthy and floral with raisins and chocolate. Tastes rich and thick with dried figs, prunes and raisins. The jasmine adds an interesting floral layer to the flavor. A little bitter at the end. Overall its a delicious and very unique beer that is worth a try for sure.
Danyel (334) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Smells very oaky, sweet. Has a very woody flavor, very sweet, not as heavy as a body as I would have expected. A really nice beer! Slightly flat. So rich and flavorful without being too hot, really impressive. So much going on...it all works so well though! Highly recommend.
S_Side_Smitty (333) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is dark malts, molasses, and maybe a little rubbing alcohol. Taste is sweet, sweet - I know from the 18.2% ABV - molasses and malts. Not super complex, but the ABV is not in your face. Dangerous beer, but quite good if you like molasses.
PS: After reading other reviews, I can pick up the cherry nuances in this one. Iíll adjust my score accordingly.
macgybeer (22) - - DEC 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, alcohol, licorice, smoke, vanilla, woody,
Appearance: deep black, hazy, minimal head,
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, and similar to aroma.
Palate: full body, creamy, oily feel, flat, long finish,
Overall: Es una gran cerveza. calculo que deberia dejarla madurar 1 o 2 aŮos para apreciarla en su totalidad. Pero como experiencia de cerveza fuerte es muy buena. Un cuerpo super fuerte y cedoso. Muy licorosa, se siente un poco el aroma a alcohol pero le queda bien, calienta la boca, excelente para el invierno.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam to little beige rim.
NOSE: alcohol, sweet, caramel, heavy.
TASTE: heavy alcohol, sweet, malts, amazing!
DwarfeD (482) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Full complex body with light carbonation. Sweet with bitter notes. Raisin, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits and warming alcohol. An almost port-like beer. I loved it.
etsaB (1) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just love it! Colour is great, smells powerful with a strong alcohol overtone. Red berry / cherry aftertaste. This is one to enjoy for an evening!