chrisv10 (11251) - - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ MikkellerBar. Black with large brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, medium sweet, liquorice, hops and a medium bitter.
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Paulo for unearthing this ’R’ impy, 24/10/14.
Black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is big roast malts, chocolate, dark toffee, molasses, liqourice, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, woody, sherry notes, toffee, earthy, liqourice, molasses, light pepper trace.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close with roasty bitterness and light hop presence.
Solid impy, has held up well.
Leighton (11447) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul. Pours rich brown with a frothy brown head. Big dark bread nose, chocolate, brown sugar, figs. Big sweet flavor with soft oxidation, alcohol, big dates and figs, brownies. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy mouthfeel. Warming finish with slight woody spice, cocoa, roast, oily chocolate, slight tannins, dried dark berries, very nice stuff. Great depth.
Scopey (7097) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruces. It pours jet black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, vanilla, toffee, marshmallow, toast, fudge, dark chocolate, bourbon and gateaux. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, plum skin, date, chocolate, fudge, toffee, wood, earth, charry, scorched earth, bourbon and some warming alcohol on the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Really smooth and well-rounded. Has aged rather well. Pretty great.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"little baby bottle...dark fruit, char, licorice. a little off note (the bordeaux?) in the aftertaste, but otherwise a fairly typical impy for the netherlands...which is a good thing. smooth bodied and tasty."
PhillyCraft (3344) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle #191 shared with Keith, Al, and Simon. Pours brownish black wth light cafe head, light lacing. Aromas are whiskey, oak, molasses, French vino, cognac and all sorts of richness. Flavor is brown sugar, oak, caramel brittle, red wine, and roast. Another amazing nip from De molen, thanks for the I’m person trade kamiel.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 06/18/2011. Dark black body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet fruit and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate creosote and caramel flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
Martinus (2914) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, autumn leafs, leather, somewhat metallic, liquorice root, drop and hints of red wine. Light sweet roasted malts flavour, liquorice, notes of coffee, old books, somewhat metallic. Bitter finish, sweet coffee, bourbon, liquorice root, woody notes. Lingering vinous tones. Nice enough, but seems a bit past it’s prime.
(18cL bottle @ Café Buitenlust, Oirschot. Bottled 13 May 2010, bottle nr 2009)
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rich roasted malts, soy, tannic notes, dark fruits. The taste is chocolate malts, dark fruits, soy, earthy hops. Full bodied, a hint of booze. Nice beer.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 18cl bottle at home. 3 year old bottle. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: not really pitch black like other Imperial Stouts, but nice black appearance, rather unstable mocha head.
Nose: alcohol comes in popping immediately, lots of chocolate, lots of wood, little tart, red fruits, some vanilla, the alcohol presumably bourbon.
Taste: bourbon is clear now, chocolate, rather sugary, somewhat sticky all around your mouth, some red fruits noticeable, alcohol warming feeling when drinking, even after a few minutes in your mouth!
Amazing beer, I hope they remake it in time!
SlackerMads (1661) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small good lacing beige head. Aroma is vinous, vanilla, toffee, light cheese, butter, light coffee, cocoa, dark roasted malt. The barrel notes are definitely present but well balanced and complements each other. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, oily/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Soft sweet finish with a bit of roasted malt and warming alcohol.