GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle direct from the brewery. Opaque, liquorice-black beer. Thin but lasting, light brown head with a tint of blood-red. Aroma roasted malt, milk chocolate, nice, earthy oak, slight dark fruit and just a touch of alcohol.Very tempting. Body full but not too viscous. Carbonation perfect (med/low). Flavours of chocolate and dark malt and berries. Lovely finish of oak tannins and bourbon. I’m in the barrel. Beautiful.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Black with small ring of brown head. Aroma is mostly fudge, a touch metallic. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is rounded nutty malt, tangy dried fruit, soft vanilla bourbon, dry and spicy with quite a long aftertaste. A very good beer.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma and taste of sweet vanilla, bourbon, chocolate.
Tsekouratos (463) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BLack color with a light brown head. Aromas of oak and bourbon, Taste is similar, with maybe some vanilla and chocolate notes, definitely shadowed by the strong bourbon flavor. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. BA notes of leather, oak, vanilla and a good amount of fresh cinnamon is imposed on the dark malty aroma. Taste is dark malty, now with moderated BA notes and with out the cinnamon, nicely and harmonically integrated.
madmitch76 (17849) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer. Big pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and semi dry. Mellow dark malt. Nice mellow bourbon with just a little wood. Mild minerals and mild spicy bubblegum ester - well buried. Mellow vanilla. Finishes dry. A good BA Impy but lacks that wow factor of the best.
downender (6882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Near black with a decent tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla oak and a hint or prune, before a dryish finish with a trace of whiskey warmth. Excellent.
Countbeer (5242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks MadMitch: Served in a Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown to black pour. Medium to bigger sized brown foamy head, that is thick and slowly changing, on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of bourbon, butter, vanilla, brett, some spices, oatmeal and roasted malts.
Flavours of bitters, vanilla, spices, roasted barley malts, wood, light butterscotch, hint of cacoa, butter, hint of yeast, creamy and bitter with a roasted backbone.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, spices, roasted malts, light creamy, butter, chalk and creamy.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily light sticky texture.
Easy drinkable and just a bit of the Bourbon bit still a very good and even black colored.
fugitive (1645) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color black with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, wood, bourbon. Taste malt, vanilla, chocolate, wood, smoke.
tderoeck (6096) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
14/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 8/IV/13 (2013-628) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of coffee, dark chocolate, dried plums, caramel, some vanilla. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: a bit sour start, dark forest fruits, coffee, cocoa powder, pretty roasted bitterness. Aftertaste: coffee, sour, dark chocolate, vanilla, citrus, woody, hoppy touch.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl (from the 12 Stouts series), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly alcoholic/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!