TBone (11308) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks bierkoning! Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has raisins, burnt malts, not much whisky. Medium to full bodied. Soft palate. Sweetish vanilla, late roastyness, some warming alcohol. Licorice and cocoa. Very pleasant.
Yorker (844) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a lot of sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, booze, and liquorice. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a slightly bitter and alcoholic finish.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a tar like almost black with minimal tan head. Aroma of vinous roast malt. Full body, flavour of sweet red wine, vanilla smooth, light alcohol burn, more like a Barley wine than an Impy with the barrelling,
gEUS (787) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle - savoured at home in a sniffer.
APPEARANCE: Pours deep brown with a deep amber hue, topped with a small lingering head. Nice long & thick legs.
AROMA: Subtle! dark brown sugar, small peat more bourbon than whiskey it seems,honey, vanilla, liquorice, bits of burnt malts and mocca chocolate,
PALATE: very soft sweetness, little alcohol burn carries the sweetness, perfect smokiness and hopiness in the finish. Medium dry finish. Complex.
FLAVOUR: Milk chocolate, maple & pine honey, slight cigar & leather.
OVERALL: pffffeeewwwwww, De Molen did it again baby. Refined, balanced and complex at a time. Great beer!
oh6gdx (19645) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep brown colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, whisky, mellow toast and some alcohol sweetness as well. Flavour is very similar in a very nice balance. Quite mellow and nice whisky notes in the flavour.
javiercrasher (84) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Negra con muy poquita espuma que desaparece rápidamente.
Aroma a whiskey, madera y un poco de chocolate.
Poco cuerpo y pobremente gasificada.
En boca el whiskey lo invade todo con mucha presencia del alcohol.
Bastante descompensada, el alcohol no esta bien integrado.
Principalmente le falta cuerpo.
Me esperaba bastante más.
MaartenRF10 (1366) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, small beige head. Aroma of rye, overripe fruit, vanilla and wood. Taste like aroma with some additional roasted malts. Hardly any imperial stout left. Taste us very much barrel aged. Full body, low carbo
bytemesis (2156) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy deeep brown but not quite black. Almost no head, but a rim of tan head forms late. Aroma is muted whiskey, roasted malts, cocoa. Flavor is lightly sweet, some woody astringence, definite whiskey notes, roasted malt. A bit uncomplex. Finish is quite warming and woody/whiskey. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, utterly flat. Not among the best.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown, no head. Aroma of oak and peaty whisky together with silky chocolate. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Whisky and white pepper, some licorice and earth. Soft and full flavoured, mildy heated finish with growing bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (5299) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home thanks to an IP trade with Dennis - 10/01/13.
Pours dark mahogony brown with no head.
Nose is dark fruits, booze, wood, whisky, tobacco and a little background chocolate masked by the booze.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, molasses, sweet dark sugars, dark fruits, trace of liqourice, whisky, peat, wood, booze.
Full bodied with minimal carbonation, boozey sweet whisky finish.
Ok but had hoped for more - at least it didn’t blow all over the kitchen like Hemel and Aarde. Perfectly drinkable stuff which I enjoyed, decent enough balance if a little sweet at times, alchohol fairly well integrated but you are always reminded of it in the whisky flavour.