sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head, scents of vanilla. A swig of this beast reveals a full bodied beer with tastes of vanilla, oak, and creamy roasted malts. The alcohol is masked quite nicely. Yummy.
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 courtesy of dak’s driveway. This one is big and rich and roasty. Barrel treatement is light to moderate with some light caramel notes. yum yum
johnnnniee (2978) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mike, thanks for the opportunity!
Rich roasty chocolate and caramel offset by earthy woody bourbon notes that compliment quite nicely. Great stout!
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the bar in the Tulip Inn, Bodegraven post BBF day 2, by a friendly Geordie guy who used to be a train spotter 27/09/14.
Dark mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is big roast, spice, bourbon ba tunes, toffee, earthy.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, the bourbon isn’t shy in this one, roast malt, spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok BA impy, easy drinking but ultimately lacks depth for the ABV, BBA impy for beginners!
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
despite being a stronger beer this year (11.5) it poured darkish brown. pretty light in body too, especially for an impy. the alcohol was evident, perhaps a little too much, in the aroma, but it was still a very pleasant booziness. the beer was a little too thin to make much of an appearance through the barreling. some light roast, chocolate, coffee, and lots o bourbon. you’ll notice my score is still pretty high, but that is more indicative that this is a style i just love, so even a "bad" one is good. this is probably the lowest i’ve ever scored a barreled impy stout (and upon review, the lowest of 5 Odell ratings to this point, though this is my favorite style)."
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: 2009 vintage: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Ashy light brown head. Black body.
Aromas of berries, tobacco, coffee, prunes, light coffee, light roast...
Flavours of bitters, roast, berries, grapes, light bay leaf, some herbal and even fruit roast and light light whiskey...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, grapes, raisin, light wood, light malt and light whiskey.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a light creamy tart ish texture.
DrSilverworm (8686) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the last Jackie-O’s bottle release. Near-black color. Minimal off-white head. Dark fruity aroma, hint of vanilla, mostly sweet. Some tannic. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Lots of dark fruit, some chocolate, tobacco. Not the greatest... Overly tannic, to put it nicely. Some oxidization.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
2011 from the dentist
A: black with three fingers of persistent toasted foam. Spotty lace.
S: leather, green olive juice, hints of cocoa
T: mostly leather, some green olive juice, some coffee grounds.
M; thin and hi carb. Dry.
O: unimpressed at best. Tastes like it will be an infectious mess soon.
Serving type: bottle
mcberko (9626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels and a slight wild yeast infection. Flavour is similar, with notes of mild bourbon, muted roast, a very slight wild yeast infection, and a mineraly quality that is detracting from the complexity. Pretty light on the palate, without much flavour dynamics. Decent, but of the mark.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my least favorite barrel aged stouts and a rare miss from Odell. Lots of vanilla and some milky flavors accenting the chocolate here. Almost stale flavor. Lots of bourbon though...
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pour is dark brown with lots of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is bourbon, really bourbony, sweet and thin. some typical malt flavors come in late, pretty solid, but too bourbon forward for me.