jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Jeffo, 11/26/2012. Pours black, fine light mocha head fades to surface haze, thin ring of viscous lacing. Aroma of doughy dark chocolate, with lovely, fruity cognac, orange noticeable, vanilla coffee, oak, a bit smoky. One of the nicest cognac expressions I’ve encountered from a barrel aged beer. Taste is sweet, cognac notes over dark chocolate, wood and heavy dark roast, bitter finish to balance, some heat, boozy cognac aftertaste. Medium palate, perhaps even a bit thin to support the flavors fully. Not without flaws, but really nice nonetheless. Me gusta.
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Molen web shop. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, wood, cognac. Taste, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, peat, cognac, ash. Alcohol is strongly evident. Very tasty sipper.
LoFi (1522) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a porous beige head.
Aroma: cognac, roasted, salty licorice, light berries.
Taste: licorice, roasted, creamy, milk chocolate, definitely cognac, fruity.
A very nice cognac aging.
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from the De Molen shop, 11/01/14.
Light black with a thin beige swirl mid glass that resembled the British Leyland logo! Soon cleared to spotting before I had chance to take a picture of this mother Theresa like vision.
Nose is light roast, bitter chocolate, earthy, light dirt, booze, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, mineral bite, earthy, woody tones, Terrys chocolate orange kind of Cognac hit, booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming boozedom in the closure.
This is a little harsh as Impys go, whilst an overly sweet offering doens’t usually float my boat, this was just a touch too bitter and harsh.
Drinkable affair none the less but not one I’d revisit.
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and cognac aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and cognac flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. Poured black, with a slight burgundy edge and almost no head. Sharp nose of alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee and cognac. First sip brings caramel, molasses, licorice, plum, apricot, vanilla, and plenty of hops. Dense, oily, syrupy as expected. Sweet, roasty lasting aftertaste. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. Overall smooth but heavy beer, outstanding.
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. poured dark black with a non lasting chocolate head. cagnac notes but not overwhelming in the aroma. taste of sweet chocolate. vanilla, oak. A lot of cognac. creamy chocolate, real thick and creamy mouthfeel. almost no carbonation but the cognac barrel really steals the show here in a good way. again a real top class BA stout from de molen.
Abijen (1184) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Sinterklaas. Pours a pitch black beer with a not very long lasting brown head. Smells sweet fruits, bourbon, alcohol, coffee. Tastes coffee, alcohol, bit spicey amd roasted malts. Medium body, burning and sticky texture with a low carbo. A bit alcoholic for me. But certainly not bad.
Habanero (2168) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt and cognac Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 05/09/2012. Courtesy of tiong.
Dark brown colour with a small grey head.
Alcohol (a bit boozy) and roasted malt in the aroma.
Harsh roasted malt, mild liquorice and alcohol in the flavour.
Too strong on alcohol.
olio (5283) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a minimal head. Aroma is somewhat fruity, cognac, some dark malts, bourbon, vanilla and licorice. Flavor of licorice, roasted malts, some distant bilberries, some alcohol also. Decent.