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.
Joakgust (1077) - 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 (3046) - 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 (748) - 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 (1483) - 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 (2906) - 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 (2743) - 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.
demannu (126) - 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 (4845) - 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.
rhsiung (1007) - 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.