gam (3385) - brisbane, - JAN 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black pour strong rocky tan head there is medium carbonation with strong aromas of coffee dark fruit some honey the cognac is leaping out at you so good liquorice dry notes of cocoa rich chocolate the flavours a dry fizzy start with a vanilla taste smooth honey and then the wonderful cognac influence as good as I hoped brings life to the stout so full in flavour now the finish fruit and malts goodness a dry note lovely balanced aftertastes with good sweetness a fizz the lasting medium bitter and cognac so superb a fine imperial
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"first heavy hitter of the night, and it was a good one. a little on the sweet side but soooo smooth, and the cognac flavors and aroma blend so nicely with the already sweet coffee, vanilla, and honey from the stout. a treat."
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side with the bourbon version and to m surprise this edged it.That vinous, barrel note gave it some added complexity, that the simple though fun bourbon version lacked.These black holes are always fantastic.
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Black, sml fast dissipating tan head.
Smells.. Sweet roasted sugar/caramel, choc, vanilla, oak and cognac hints.
Tastes..sweet dried boozy dark fruits, sweet choc/coffee liqueur like stout character.. Cognac barrel presence at the back.
llkc (504) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1 cm mørkt skum som vare ved længe.
duft: vanilje. blød. meget duft af de mørkemalte. kaffe.kiks.rosin. soja.
smag. mørk malt. stor sødme. brændt brød i eftersmagen med en meget lækker varme og sødme. smag af kirsebær og marcipan.
alt i alt en meget god øl
M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle code 4591105 consumed 11/12/2011 at 60° into Luigi Bormiolli Michelangelo 13.5oz Snifter
Black with a 1/2" desaturated khaki head that quickly dissipates to a thin sheet and decently thick ring. Minimal lacing with a couple very jagged peninsulas. Orange and brown highlights are visible at the edges.
Smell is on the milky sweet side but includes a full gamut of imperial stout characteristics that blend and flow smoothly. Everything from toasted malt and sugar to coffee, lactose, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, molasses and anise. The body is medium-heavy, somewhat runny and velvety, clinging to my palette leaving a warm sense of spirit and caramel. Aftertaste shows off the barrel aging in it’s most naked state with coffee and dark fruit to compliment in the background.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by esp0r with me, Simonsen & Edvard, september 28th 2013. Black body, tiny brown head. Aroma is nicely balanced between the heavy roasted stout and cognac barrels, vanilla and dark fruits shine here. Taste is slightly alcoholic, lots of dark malt, vanilla, cognac and wood. Some chocolate too. Nice complex roast and vanilla finish.
Habanero (2808) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, coffee notes and cognac. Sweet flavor that ends up with some alcohol. medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy. indeed.
peteinSD (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with a small froth of dark tan foam. Aroma is cognac with dense plum and background chocolate. Taste is sweet cognac with dry ashy roast and chocolate and thin bitterness with alcohol. Surprisingly clean mouthfeel. Nice.
allmyvinyl (4475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and brandy. Taste has this plus coffee roast. Thick, full-bodied, touch of alcohol burn. Interesting. (30/08/11)
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark chocolate, coffee oak and vanilla. Rich sweet flavor of dark chocolate, vanilla, cognac, dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruit and oak. full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.