Svesse (6894) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, dense, beige head. Malty, roasted, peaty nose with notes of strong black coffee, cacao, Islay whisky, peat smoke, tar and oak wood. Malty, roasted, peaty taste with black coffee, cacao, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar, peat smoke, oak wood and a vinous finish with a certain sweetness and a generous roasty bitterness. Full body, thick and almost oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness. Excellent imperial stout with lots of Caol Ila character. Very nice.
Stuu666 (6203) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s I think. Pours black, peaty smoky nose. Harsh smoky taste, chocolate.
tderoeck (6161) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from... ? @ home - BB: VI/15 (2014-367)
Dark brown to black beer, small irregular beige head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma: very peated, bit sweet, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, bit fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of caramel, mocha, then all the peat flavours come out, smoky. Aftertaste: lots of alcohol, milk chocolate, peat, bitter hops, caramel, mocha, some coffee, smoky, ashes, more alcohol burning the throat.
Beerhunter111 (10351) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 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.
jmgreenuk (5716) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag.
Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is strong boozy alcohol liqourice, dark chocolate and a little band aid. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich smooth alcoholic liqourice bitter palate and long smooth bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky smooth oily mouthfeel. The whisky dominates but in a good way. Everything is nicely balanced for a BA impy stout. A heart warming beer and a winner from Emelisse.
BeerandBlues2 (10716) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee, prunes, peat smoke notes, oak, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, peat smoke notes, whiskey, oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cioccolato e torbatura ereditata dall’invecchiamento si sposano che è una meraviglia, davvero una meraviglia. Corpo denso e impenetrabile, aroma pungente e con note tostate, già al naso pervengono gli effluvi dionisiaci del Caol Ila, che è un po’ come il nonno premuroso delle birre barricate. Le etichette bianche sono davvero di gran classe.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at home. Pours a ruby-shaded dark brown to black body. Fully diminishing light brown bubble head. Bold peaty nose. Balanced by a gentle malt-sweetness, rounded roastiness and some fine floral and fruity tones. Big body. Smooth and juicy in the mouth. Taste is as peaty as it get. Yet not overdone, nicely balanced by a sweet, chocolatey malt base. Balancing bitterness, some fine fruit and oak notes. Not fully balanced, but I don’t care. Utterly complex with good drinkability. Very well crafted.
Holmen2 (1749) - NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, no head. Aroma of Rauchbier and Whisky. Similar taste, conbined with bitterness. Long aftertaste of Whisky, bitterness, dark coffee and alcohol. But why not buy a proper Scotch instead?
tandembrauer (549) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Black, heavily peated smoke taste. Some sweetness, a lot of Scotch whisky. Share a bottle - 0.33 l is too much in one go.