peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Marco - thanks! Black pour with a small tan head that hangs in there. Aroma is light, sweet bourbon with vanilla, oak, and underlying chocolate with some alcohol spice into the finish. Taste is sweet bourbon up front with vanilla and a somewhat hot alcohol note followed by molasses, chocolate roast, and some nice darker fruit notes that contrast with the spice from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is even and coating. This presents as a bit rougher and hotter than the elijah 18 I had but I like it and perhaps a bit more as I seem to get more of the base beer. Good beer.
ninecats (285) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, 2015, april. Deep dark brown/black with a dark brown mocca ring. Aroma is a wall of coffee, velvet oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, liquorice. Taste is big on roasted malty, oaky and sweet flavours, slight chocolate, soy sauce, ends lingering bitter with a roasted malt scent, slight alcohol. Big body, medium carbo, oily texture.
Prufrockstar (1366) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nic. Thanks! Near black pour, small head. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Nothing new to say here. No idea how to tell this from any other barrel, but it tastes good.
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a thick black with minimal ring of tan brown head. Aroma of big whiskey notes, vanilla and chocolate. Taste follows, big barrel notes with nice tasty stout back end. Smooth and easy for the booze, really nicely done.
kazin (241) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2015 Bottle. Black with a mocha ring. Sweet, rich vanilla with barrel butterscotch. Incredibly balanced. I love this.
conway (1908) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola with a khaki head. Aroma is oak, amaretto and roasted malt. Taste is similar. Slightly boozy. Slightly thin and sticky mouthfeel. Good.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy if Meilby. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, some roasted notes ,hay and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, chocolate, caramel and Brown sugar. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, toffee, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy indeed.
Homer321 (2509) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 bottle from Blackwells in SF, CA. Nose is lightly boozy with a moderate vegetal character. slightly like oranges mixed with leftovers from the crisper drawer. Taste is better. Driven by booze, alcohol, and not much else. Lacks chocolate, coffee, roast, complexity. More of a general boost than any stout character. Fairly thin bodied with a significant alcohol warming to the point of being hot and fusel. While I am a sucker for this kind of beer, this is not well balanced and could use a more viscous mouthfeel, more body, and less hot alcohol
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a beige head. Aroma is boozy chocolate with some bourbon and caramel. Flavour is lots of caramel, some chocolate and a bit of a bourbon edge. A touch boozy but not overly so. Really nice and balanced, quite delicious.