maekchu (2336) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Musty barrel aromas, with some smoke, burnt leather. Dark translucent brown, light tan head. Medium dark fruit / small burst of smoke, seaweed, and berries / some acidity in finish, along with light bitterness. Light body for am imperial stout, but alc. is well hidden. Barrel presence is quite definite, but it’s not really a whiskeyish one. Interesting flavors. Body seems quite thin.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Un impatto gustativo molto caldo e avvolgente che smussa l’effetto invasivo del grado alcolico. Unico difetto: il gusto di whisky è troppo carico e preponderante, e nasconde gli altri sapori. Tutto sommato una apprezzabile birra da divano. Si tratta di whisky ottimo, d’altronde. Niente di cui lamentarsi!
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of peat, iodine, plum, tobacco, cedar, varnish and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is stringent iodine and peat with a clear sour note. Thin body. Too much whiskey for the smooth and delicate rasputin and definitely infected. Messy.
vipinvelp (2414) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely black with light brown foam head. Aroma is very nice indeed, tastes chocolates, toast, whiskey, rye. Nice beer, drink slowly. Short aftertaste. (Velp 201312)
Theis (13843) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Smokey, sweetness, roasted, ryebread, high wooden, high peated, caramel, toffee, amber malts, Not an Imperial stout - no taste or aroma of burned malts.
Theydon_Bois (10321) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from the brewery shop, 20/12/13.
Mid black with a moderate light tan swirl and edgework.
Nose is smoked malt, lacting tang, dark fruits, whisky woodness, TCP, medicinal tones.
Taste comprises, smoked malts, dark berry fruit, lactic ring, medicinal notes, soured berry fruits, smoked whisky, peat bigs, mineral bite.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, drying fruity tang in the closure.
Decent enough smoked whisky impy, alcohol is kept very well in check, not too sweet.
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, small light yellow head. very smoked aroma, flowery notes below that. flavor is sourish, woody, infected, smoke not comintg through, heavy flavor.
HerrKrinkle (11) - Montreux, SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Salt, salt, salt, salt! I know this beer was aged in Caol Ila barrels, but it was just too much. I was unable to appreciate it.
Cuso (5189) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Very dark brown color with minimal beige head. Roasted malt, plums, tobacco, wood, alcohol, some sourness in aroma, taste, roasted malt, plums, apples, dark chocolate, wood, brett tartness, dark chocolate. Tart finish. Very unusual Imperial stout, but tasty sipper.
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown to black colour with a small off-white head. Smells jodium, bandaid, some peat, wood, whisky. Tastes red fruits, hint of sour, some peat, cassis.. Nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.