Theydon_Bois (10651) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, from Cotteridge Wines, 14/07/13.
Mid black, thin tan film that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, brown sugar, light booze, chocolate, oaky, vanilla, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises dark malts, light roastyness, chocolate, demerara sugars, toffee fudge, subtle bourbon notes giving a nice boozey taste but by no means overhwelming.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth and caressing to the palate.
Great stuff, the best Impy I’ve had in a while - will buy up more of these given the chance. The alcohol is hardly noticeable, the mouth feel pitched perfectly making it dangerousuly drinkable.
madsberg (10592) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 132. Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head quickly diminishing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, roast, sweetness. Very smooht and mellow. Flavour as well very smooth. Loads of chocolate, roast, liqourice, sweetness, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, light herbs and some cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Has a sweet and spicy smooth roast bitterness in the end. Very nice.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a small beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor had burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, whiskey and wood. Finished sweet with burning alcohol.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fløska # 258. Very deep deep dark brown almost just black colour with a small dark brown creamish head. Good lacing. Aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit, sweet. Good filling mouthfeel indeed! Lovely roasted maltiness in the sweet flavour with chocolate, vanilla, wood, coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. Well lasting finish: Roasted malt and choolate, coffee, wood and a pleasant bitterness. YUUUUUUM!
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s pitch-black without any head, and the mouth-feel is oily and delicious. The aroma has notes of hard-roasted malt, wood, licorice, coffee and caramel. The flavour is sweet and soft with notes of hard-roasted malt, licorice, oak and tannic acid, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, and the finish is bone dry – it’s a really nice one!
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from erzbierschof.ch - pitch black coloured with no foam left; roasted aroma of black chocolate, coffee and vanilla, whisky-like notes; full-bodied and with a gentle carbonation; thick and with a fair bitterness; long coffeish and chocolatey finish with notes of whisky and wood - wonderful!
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 1900th rating. Pours black with thin brown head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, peat, oak, vanilla and coffee. Taste of roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee and alcohol. Chalky mouthfeel.
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky, dark brown ale (nearly black) with little to no head. The lavish bouquet is an excellent marriage of chocolate, cologne, fudge, coconut and a subtle note of bourbon. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor provides dark chocolate, whiskey and fudge. Deeply roasted, bittersweet, warming finish. World class beer shared by darkguardian. Thanks, Chris!
FatPhil (9821) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
275ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by Rciesla - thanks!
Very sweet, a touch vanilla-ey, and with a super mellow coffee taste too. Sweet and soft. Lovely little sipper.
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour, very small brownish head. Aroma starts with big bold bakers chocolate, booze, asphalt and some light coffee. Flavor is smooth and delicious. Booze, chocolate, oak, molasses, prunes, raisins, and very light ashy/coffee notes. Great beer. Really awesome.