Leighton (12674) - London, Greater London, - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Jack! Pours almost clear black-brown with a creamy mocha head. Nose has a lot of coffee, baking cocoa, burnt toast. Medium to big sweet flavor, grapes, dark berries, a bit of coffee, fine earth, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Seems a bit thin compared to other De Molen impy stouts. Warming finish, some mocha, mild bitterness, dark bread, dark fruits. Decent.
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Black colour, minimal tan head. Strong aroma of coffee and molasses, also vanilla and bourbon whiskey. Coffee and bourbon in the flavour too, but not as sweet as I expected. Some sourish berry notes, and the mouthfeel is not quite as rich and thick as expected from a 12.6% IS. Still a good beer.
gunnar (5909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours very dark ruby with a tiny head. Aroma is deep malty, with berries and oak. Taste is complex, some weak sour malts with a distinct woody dry finish.
Holmen1 (3050) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBHD feb-15: kveldens aller siste (38 av 38), og vi har truffet med disposisjonen, dette er en fin avslutning: kaffe, solbær og vanilje de luxe. Brunsvart uten skum.Syrlig og tørr på samme tid.
Holmen2 (1437) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 07.02.15. Dark brown. Almost black. Small and quickly diminishing brown head. Fine aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon and oak. Similar taste, with evident bitterness and sour blackcurrants. Dry mouthfeel.
abemorsten (3014) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Black wax. Black body with a light brown rim. Bourbon scented coffee on the nose. Sour dark fruits, roasted raisin coffee and bourbon. Full bodied and alco warm. Juicy texture.
Iphonephan (3871) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle vintage 2012. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of licorice. Flavors of bourbon and Licorice. Smooth viscous finish. Low carbonation.
Stuu666 (4857) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, malty coffee on the nose. Sweet, coffee taste, slightly sour, lots of bourbon.
poohke1 (2) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage. Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Taste comprises roast coffee beans, herbs, pepper, subtle bourbon tones. Medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice!
PotjeBier (1779) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Look what I’ve found in the back of the closet! Bottled 2 years ago to this day. 33 cl bottle @ home. Deep dark, almost black color. Beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: chocolate, alcohol, oak, vanilla, light (red) fruit. Retronasal there’s a bit more fruit, hard roasted malts, charcoal. Oh darn, the flavor is somewhat sour, must be one of those infected brews from 2012, or is it my bottle? Moderate sour, really not how it’s supposed to be. Alcohol warming. Medium bodied. Sourness stays in the finish. Too bad.
gEUS (1304) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at home. 2012 vintage. Pours deep brown with black hue, small dark beige hean, low carbonation. Nose of green paprica, freshly roasted and grinded coffee beans, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, nice subtle roastiness and slight sweetness. Taste of caramel, chocolate and caramel, slight alcohol burn at the end. Very nice beer, but the bourbon took out the strength of the original beer a bit. But still great beer.