beastiefan2k (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL cork and cage shared by luttonm at a tasting. I needed to find out what the heck is happening with this beer. Brooklyn’s website says: "Additions: Sweet Orange Peel, Raw Demerara Sugar, Mauritius." So, maybe that helps explain the weird sweetness coming off this. The bigness and the bourbon don’t help. Its like a vanilla cream, not sure if sweet orange peel adds to that as well. Its not enjoyable because of the weird sweetness. Otherwise, its not the worst BA Impy Stout but definitely not for me.
demannu (366) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 The sweet and complex aroma had my taste buds sweating waiting to see if this beer was going to follow through on its promising start. Sadly the anticipation turned to utter disappointment. The flavor totally fell flat. No sweet orange, very little bourbon flavor, and thin watery mouth feel. I was drastically let down by this. Maybe it was a bad bottle but at $23 a bomber I’m not gonna try it again.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared bottle. Black. Thin palate, surprisingly thin actually. Light whiskey, some dry oak and vanilla, and the standard coffee and chocolate. Some citrus and orange also, there is a lot going on.
zebra (1724) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750-ml bottle from wholefoodsmarket Bowery. a Belgian Strong Ale when i bought it, but now an Imperial Stout. i’d go with BSA. slow gusher. dominated by delicious smooth bourbon. quite quaffable. cork flew 583.5 in., a new record.
wedgie9 (2618) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/10/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Opaque black pour with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is banana bread with a hint of vanilla and some dark chocolate. The flavor is more dark and roasted with the same banana bread, dark chocolate and light vanilla from the nose. The body is full and somewhat oily with average carbonation and a long roasted dark chocolate and banana bread finish with light bitterness.
Theis (15121) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Bourbon, coconut, orange, roasted, sweetness, thin, estery, coffee, citrus, caramel, light wood, too sweet.
slowrunner77 (9957) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had passed on this several times due to the high price point but finally caved. It’s unique for sure as the lighter body, belgian yeast and orange peel play quite nicely with the bourbon and heavier malt flavor. Cool beer. Not sure I’d go back at $23, but don’t regret the purchase either.
MrBeerFanatic (1007) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with a frothy head with good retention. Aromas mostly whisky barrel, slight vanilla, slight chocolate. Flavors of big ole whiskey, slight vanilla, chocolate, alcohol (mild and mostly through nose), and slight coconut (almost hidden unless you look for it). Medium sweet. Whiskey is mostly dominate all around which is not my thing. Slight wood/whiskey/coconut aftertaste.
tderoeck (8090) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1415)
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of coriander, bourbon, bit dusty, sugary, caramel, alcohol, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, more alcohol, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, sourish touch, fruity notes, alcohol. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, alcohol, bit sourish.
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I was definetly disappointed in this one. I have really enjoyed other imperial stouts form Brooklyn but this one felt unfocused and flat.