n0mel (250) - - DEC 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
19.11.12. Bottle. BBE has passed. Poured at room temperature (has not been in the fridge). No foam. Pitch black beer. Aroma is vanilla, dark sugar, some alcohol. Flavor is a noticeable hops, coffee, sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky, a bit like soy sauce. Warming finish; sweet and bitter, long. Fantastic beer which I recommend to be sipped at room temperature.
Turboninja (428) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, from Alko Anttila, Tampere, Finland. Strong slightly sour aroma with syrup, honey, licorice and alcohol. Pitch black color with small light beige head. Strong, balanced taste dominated by honey and dark fruits like plum, some roasted malts, coffee, licorice and alcohol coming slightly trough. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with roasted malts and dark fruits. Medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, high quality, complex product with very distinctive twist. Like a combination of IS and imperial dark IPA. Way too light mouth feel for this percentage.
__Rb81 (562) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thank you Ian. Black with an offwhite head. Aroma of alcohol, hops, vanilla. Taste light sweet, moderate bitter, alcohol, bitter hops, hint of roasted malts. Expected more.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
13%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Tapped out black. 40ºSRM.
Nose has some nice roasty aromas. Some stone fruit aromas, plums. The thick humid funk of curing tobacco aroma.
Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate is thick and sweet, much more so that the Warpig which I just had. Honey, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, honeyed dates and a thick medicinal funk like liquid licorice.
Finish is alcoholic and thick and so very very nice with all kinds of rich, dark, fruity, wild black bee honey, smokey, umami, alcoholic, mineral, woody, medicinal flavors that remind you that Mikkeller loves you!
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karpik (423) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar in aroma. Pours black with huge tan head. Taste is medium sweet with coffee, vanilla, mead, liqueur, chocolate and molasses. Finish is medium bitter, alcohol warms a throat. Overall very good, uncompromising Impy.
Maersk (86) - MOLDOVA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no head. Coffee foam. Black with a hint of brown color. Smell alcohol, roast, wine and sour (close to vinegar). Lots of alcohol and some weird sour spike in the taste. Roast finish.
MadRobin (2665) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 375ml bottle after cellaring for 27 months.
Opaque, near black with a 3-finger brown head and very good lacing. Some fine sediment had settled to the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, berries, wood, licorice, charcoal, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
Sweet, dark, nicely rounded and delicious.
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allanmb (73) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black with lasting beige/tan head. Aromas of coffee, wood and hints of cocoa and molasses. Medium to full body. Taste is quite bitter chocolate and coffee with dark fruits. A touch of wood on the finish but it is quite ethanolic tasting.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relatively clear mahogany brown, though quite dark. Light tan head. Vanilla. Brown sugar, some light roasted coffee. Some light spice, quite bitter, round sweetness. Oily, heavier body, some chewiness. Good.
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jampura (19) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 Hyi hitto miten viinasta litkua. Tulee mieleen teinivuodet ku sekotti kaikkea mahdollista vodkaan.
MelvinKalksma (643) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hops, orange and citrus.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.
Starts medium sweet with chocolate and orange; ends slightly bitter with chocolate and orange; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts, coffee, hops and citrus.