gyllenbock (5539) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot.
Black with a small tan head. Smoke, whisky, peat and some alcohol. Not bad but a bit harsh.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Eddan 14-8-30: tydlig fatdoft men även en lite industridoft. Smaken är ok men lite tillbakahållen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
Franksv6 (430) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black beer with a very small beige head.
Smells smokey and whiskey to wood, oily texture.
Taste likes smoked whiskey, roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt.
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 03/2015
Aroma has strong peaty tones. Also some licorice and whiskey. Flavour is sweet with lots of peat, some salty licorice, stingy whiskey tones and some alcohol. Too peaty, salty and stingy Ė drinkability is not high enough. Bunnahabhain is strong with this one.
Hermod (3905) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, BBE 12/15. My rating #3000. Pours black in color with a thin, but lasting brownish head. Lovely smoky, Islay whisky aroma, peat as well, covering much everything else. Flavor has peat, tar, smoke, whisky. Canīt remember the other Imperial Stouts from the White Label series were this smoky. Feels quite thin for this ABV. Very smooth. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and peat and licorice candy notes. Love it!
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours jet black color with a small off-white head. Nice smooth whisky notes first thing on the nose, some mild oaky notes, slightly peaty, roasty and malty, faint dark chocolate also. The aroma just keeps getting better as the beer warms up a bit.
Vanilla and peat on the flavor, distant dark berry notes, dry cocoa, faint whisky notes and wood. Smooth, thick palate, almost oily even, leaves a lingering woody and peaty aftertaste. Very refined and complex slow sipper. No whisky overlords trying to overpower other flavors here, well balanced and pleasant. Excellent. Emelisse seems to know itís BA Imperial Stouts.
SarkyNorthener (2756) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to jmgreenuk and shared by Richthevillan. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of peat and whisky. Taste is lots of peat, smoke, whisky and stewed fruits. Very good.
RichTheVillan (4077) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from jmgreenuk; dark brown pour with a thin white head, peat aroma, taste had phenols, smoke, dark fruit a hint of wood and leather, mostly smoke.
mstrcrwly (558) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On draft poured into a snifter..inky black with thin tan head..aroma of alcohol,wood,spices..difficult to describe..canít really taste the stout..so much scotch/barrel that the balance of the RIS was gone.no coffee,chocolate,vanilla,or even roasted notes..not very good..much better barrel aged RIS available..avoid this one.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from my Euro Swap 2, Martinus. Thanks man! Tried to share this with my girlfriend, but she unfortunately did not like this. Tasted like sausage she said... I however really enjoy this aroma. The looks is pretty much as dark and black as it should be. Not much of a head to write home about though. Whatís there is tiny and rapidly sidestickingy brown. I have to admit that itís quite smoky on the nose! What I would call rope smoky with both salty licorice and lots of thick oily peat. I can kinda understand what my girlfriend did not enjoy by it, but I most definitely enjoy this aroma. Itís if perhaps a bit one dimensional but definitely nice for on the nose. Reminds me a lot if a door mat with a little bit of oily tarmac. Oh yeah itís peaty in the taste as well! Loaded with salty rope and thick oily tar. Itís softly, really softly carbonated - near flat and itís slickly and oily in the mouth. Salty dry licorice with a ton of wood and smoky peat. Packed with flavor I have to say. Itís also a bit sweet I guess. The alcohol is hidden I a way I rarely see. Loaded with flavor in oh so many ways. Just wish my girlfriend could get used to the peaty flavor so that we could share more beers. Now I have to drink her glass as well. Not that that is a bad thing with this one in any way. 03.01.2014