hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Cloudy brown ale with a small, swirling, white head. The nose imparts fudge, toasted nuts and vanilla with none of the Bruichladdich peaty-smokiness I was expecting. Full-bodied with a buttery/velvety mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Sweet, chocolaty, nutty flavor with mild notes of toasted oak and vanilla. Finishes much the same with mild alcohol warmth. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
Habanero (2442) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla roasted malt, caramel, wood and whiskey. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent Impy.
laiti (5424) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 15.09.2011, BBE 15.09.2036
Very foamy when pouring. Not very typical to BA IS – but very typical De Molen. Aroma has chlorine, some licorice and oat. Flavour has some peaty tones islay whisky, milky tones and even some vinegar elements typical to sour brown ales. Becomes rather stingy at the end of the glass. Confusing stuff.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma is peaty and caramelly, some whisky notes, vanilla and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark berries, chocolate, some wood, tar and caramel. Oily palate, strong carbonation, somewhat lively.
lusikka (5943) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of lead, some wood and leather. Flavour of caramel, metallic notes, some red berries, unpleasant wort notes, chlorine and some herbs. Medium bodied and extremely high carbonation. Alcohol burns. Not balanced all. Bad.
tiong (3614) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from De Molen Beershop
Bottled Sep 15th 2011 - Pours pitch black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, hints of wood and whiskey. Taste is roasty, sweet and sticky with notes of syrup, wood, oak and whiskey. Finish is carbonated, sweet and syrupy with notes of oaky wood and whiskey. Quite unbalanced, too carbonated and messy imperial stout.
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
Abijen (1331) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a tan head. Smells coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Tastes the same, also bit vanilla. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture.
TBone (12333) - 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 (1091) - 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 (3045) - 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,