otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: black with a creamy khaki head which fades into a thin film with a broken collar. Swirls with khaki creamy lace resembling whipped coffee ice cream. Beautiful.
Nose: dark fruits, dark moist raisiny breads. Meaty prunes and dried raisins. Maraschino cherries. Black licorice root. Smoky in the back with a mix of smoked barbeque and peat. Anise. Rooty.
Palate: clean with breads and meaty dark pitted fruits. Dry smoky woody finish. Fudge weaves in and out while a soft frothy mouthfeel delights. Smoky peaty wood. Black root licorice. Starts to grow a bit of tartness – black cherries and unsweetened dried cranberries.
Final Thoughts: once more another winning brew from the Brewmaster’s Reserve series from Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett is a beery wonder who maybe hopefully I’ll get to meet someday…share a brew or three, maybe a classic cocktail, maybe a cigar.
Plovmand (6871) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is light acidic and ripe fruity with cheery and roasted notes. Flavor is lighter roasted with ripe berry notes. Chocolate and light acid.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque ink-black with a 1-finger tan head. Moderate amount of bubbling along the wall of the glass. Aroma of coffee, with notes of oak and citrus. Body is medium-to-full and lightly oily. Mild astringency to the finish. Flavor of vanilla oak mixed with coffee. A light citrus note from the orange peel gives it a pleasant note that lightens the overall flavor. As it warms some, a chocolate note comes through.
BuckeyeBoy (3251) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours out a cola color with a sand head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel pit fruit and some spice. Taste is more of the sweetness pit fruit and some spice.
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak and licorice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bread and molasses. Well balanced.
Habanero (3084) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, vanilla and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, slightly bitter with some alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. A very nice Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Gaultier (788) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Bottle from Systembolaget. Dry fruity with bourbon. Body is medium, finish is dried fruits and bourbon.
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo 150329. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and woody with bourbon and some spicy notes, dried fruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and roasted with bourbon notes.
fillepolo (19) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo. Dryed fruit all over the place. Bourbon flavour like a dryed fruit kompott marinated in bourbon whiskey.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Seattle Share. Dark brown, small chrome head. Lots of vanilla, cola, chocolate. Body is cherry vanilla coke. soft chocolate, some alcohol.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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.