wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle courtesy of rayl101, thanks a ton dude! this is a great beer. took me a second to realize it was a five, but its so damn complex. just the aroma had me sniffing for a while, starts with a good dose of sweet vanilla, bourbon, earthy wood transitioning into espresso, plums, figs, dried black cherries and semi sweet chocolate; literally to name a few. i feel that aroma is the hardest category for me to give a perfect on, and this fit the bill immediately. the pour is pitch black, small dark brown head, but it has a most desirable quality that whenever you swirl it you get some head resurfacing. i used a CBS snifter, which is huge and can kill a low carb beer. this beer had enough carb in the mouthfeel and still kept a steady torrent at every swirl to release the aroma to the last sip. The taste is just awesome. i wasn’t even really trying to tell what parts were expedition like and which were double cream like, standalone its just such an excellent flavor that you dont even have to think about it to give it a perfect score. theres so many layers of awesome: different chocolates of varying degrees, dark pitted fruits like cherries, figs, dried apricots, and even prunes in a good way, cold extract coffee, premium espresso, iced caramilla swirl latte, chicory, mesquite, oak, smoke, tar, resin, that black bourbon goo candy that seeps out of the barrel as you age it, burnt marshmallow, and so many more. It’s just so damn complex and tasty and blissful. the mouthfeel is better than you could hope. there is only really a few big stouts out there that truly pull off this level of palate. its full and rich and unwavering and yet its super creamy and smooth. Theres a chocolate milk aftertaste that makes you feel like a kid wishing for another shorty carton in elementary school. this is more of an old school 5.0, if that makes sense.
Lukasmh (410) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap cbc15. Pours an easy 5! Pitch black with ever lasting tan head. Aroma is candy, vanilla, oak, slight roast, malts, some spices, pepper, wood. Taste hits you with bourbon and vanilla, fudge. Dark malts, dried fruits, caramel, slight roast, mellow motufeel. Full body with nice spices, low carbonation. Really well balanced!
Zakoon (167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is vinous, dark dried fruits, oak barrel, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, coffe, roasted malt. Sweet and a little dry taste. Medium to full bodied, on the oily side, soft carbonation. Finish is complex and well balanced.
martin00sr (1429) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @CBC15. Black with small beige head. Aroma has wood and coconut. Flavour has licorice and fresh wood. Thick yet light mouthfeel, very drinkable.
borre_m (567) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample of cbc. pours black, tan head. nice and complex aroma. taste is very balanced and smooth.
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
01-MAY-2015, draft @yellow session @CBC15.
Black with lasting tan head.
Chocolate, Vanilla, fruit and a very nice Bourbon note. Full body, soft carbonation. Fantastic brew.
hirigalzkar (2461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC. Thick and creamy chocolate dominated stout with notes of rum, milk chocolate and burned sugar.
gyllenbock (5564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at CBC 2015.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some oak and bourbon. Similar taste. Full body and with a soft carbonation. Very nice and elegant.
Couch0508 (61) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is definitely the best I have had from bells but I am definitely a stout slappy.
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours pitch black with a small lacing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit. Sweet flavor that ends up sligtly more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. A great Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
kryon (1767) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours lovely black with low brown head
Aromas lovely of vanilla, coffee, chocolate
Taste is greatly balanced of figs, dades, vanilla, bourbon. Great! Insanely well balanced