tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Pours jet black with a small super dark brown head. Lots of toasty malt and oak on the nose, dark bitter chocolate, roasty coffee, caramel and licorice, and a subtle hint of bourbon. Wow, this is a thick oily beer. The muscovado sugar i feel is more prevalent in this than the base beer, plus nice sweet dark cocoa, mocha, lots of oak, a slight spiciness, caramel and molasses, and just the teeniest amount of bourbon. Really really good beer, but maybe not enough barrel character for my liking.
Late edit: Let this warm up. It is sooo much better the closer to room temp it is.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is basically black with a very small tan head. Flavor and aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, brown sugar, licorice, and slight leather. Finish is boozy with some added notes of smoke.
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5/10/16] Bottle at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Opaque black. Wonderful aroma with lots of chocolate, bourbon, fudge, vanilla, pralines. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, a bit of alcohol and a bit of bitterness. Full-bodied. Wonderful.
Bule (1683) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of brown head. Rich complex barrel flavors. Smooth. Great balance of flavors.
Eripe323 (51) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Himmelriget. Mainly rated from memory and minor notes. While cooled, the aroma was mainly bourbon. As it warmed up aroma turned into vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malts and the bourbon in a symbiosis. Taste of sweet vanilla, toffee, bourbon, while the roasted malts was kept in the background. Sweet aftertaste with bourbon taste and notes of vanilla. Quite oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
Habanero (3793) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing and tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruit notes, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great and complex Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
klm1 (791) - - MAY 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours oily black like motor oil, with tan brown head.
Aroma: rich dark malts aroma, which takes on roasted, burnt sugar, bittersweet chocolate, espresso coffee, molasses, port wine, vanilla, coca nibs, bourbon...
Flavors are practically the same: intense roasted flavor, with notes of espresso coffee, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, hint of smoked, port wine, vanilla, dark fruits, cocoa nibs, supported with gentle bourbon note. Finish is slightly bitter dry, and roasted. Alcohol warmth is gentle noticeable, beer is drinkable like 7-8%, but after a few minutes knocks you in your knees. Body is full, texture soft, carbonation is low.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours opaque black with a slight brown head. Aroma is caramel, cocoa and vanilla. Taste is roast malts, roast coffee, coffee bitter, vanilla sweey, caramel sweet. Full body.
thepatrickman (616) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a kind stranger as part of a complex swap. This was the end of a long night of stout tastings, but it still came through completely above the other ones we tasted, rich and complex. Really thick, tons of chocolate, and loads of complexity. Yum.
Niller (1323) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, coffee notes, brown sugar, dark fruits, bourbon. Full Body. Soft carbonation. Bourbon and coffee finish. Great.
Borup (10323) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66 bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, oak chocolate, alcohol and bitterness.