mstrcrwly (300) - 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..can’t 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.
BeerBaboon (1597) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with small beige head. Aroma is smoke, peat, roasted and salty licorice. Flavour is smoke, roasted, medum bitter, medium to heavy sweet, peat and salted licorice. Low carbonation, full body and oily texture.
hansvf (172) - - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruikt muf rokerig, lekker. Zwart zwart, mooi! Lekker, zwaar zoet en peated. Smullen!
DwarfeD (1053) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Black with a small off-white head. Full thick body without carbonation. Sweet with tones of licorice, coffee, roasted malts, whiskey and quite some alcohol.
gyllenbock (4869) - 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 (2251) - 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 (219) - 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 (5793) - 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 – drinkability is not high enough. Bunnahabhain is strong with this one.
Hermod (3367) - 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. Can´t 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 (6287) - 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 it’s BA Imperial Stouts.
SarkyNorthener (2125) - 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.