Rasmus40 (17433) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 281214
Koelschtrinker (16811) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiver, sehr trockener Malzantrunk. Schokoladig, Noten von Whisky, ab dem späten Mittelteil deutlich weicher, die Trockenheit fällt nicht mehr so stark ins Gewicht. Steigende Intensität, dabei fällt der verdammt weiche Alkohol auf. Langer weicher Nachhall. Gut! 10/12/12/12/12/12
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, wood and hops. Nice and full bodied.
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared a GBBF ’13, 13/08/13, massive thanks to Joris for the pour.
Mid black with a thin tan head.
Nose is bourbon, oak, honey, dark roast, chocolate.
Taste comprises dark roast, booze soaked wood, chocolate, dark fruit tones, bourbon, sugars, molasses.
Full bodied, smooth on the palate massages the throat, fine carbonation.
Good stuff indeed !
Beerhunter111 (16484) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr Schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, Vanille, alkoholisch, mastig.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 22oz, vintage 2012. It pours a very dark brown body under a finger-thick, dense, light tan head. The aroma is very coffeeish, with a nice and pleasant bourbon touch. Cocoa and dark chocolate, some vanilla, wood and some booze. Caramel sauce and a little touch of soy sauce. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, quite warming and sweet, with a pleasant bitterness bringing some balance to the accounts. The flavor has coffee, roasted malts, some bread and caramel sauce, a touch of vanilla and wood and quite a lot of bourbon. A hint of coconut too. A bit too much bourbon if you ask me. Only in the flavor though, in the aroma it’s just fine. Lasting finish with roasted malts, caramel sauce, bitterness and dark chocolate. And a good dash of coffee. Overall, too much bourbon in the flavor, but heck, it’s a gorgeous beer anyway. So smooth and tasteful, and really complex as well. Damn, even though it’s too boozy I certainly would like to repeat it. More than once. 140623
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Good doze of alcohol, whiskey, light vanilla. Medium-bodied. Lots of alcohol, even burning. Some salted licorice, toasted maltyness. Much more alcohol than in the 20 yr version.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is viscous and black with a finger of tan colored head forming.
S: Smells like bourbon--delicious, delicious, bourbon. Lots of vanilla and chocolate making the nose a thing of decadence. Smooth roasted malts along with a nice oak aroma. Some toffee and caramel provide additional sweetness.
T: Intense vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate on the tongue provides an excellent drinking experience. Great roasted malts along with a really creamy caramel flavor.
M: The body is medium to full and is silky on the tongue. The carbonation is there but stays out of the way, providing a really smooth mouthfeel.
D: As much as I don’t want to hype these beers up, they are just so damn good. Probably my favorite series of imperial stouts. I will definitely be doing my utmost to go to the next release party.
Dedollewaitor (15491) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours pitch black with a small creamy head and lacings. Sweet and vinous nose. Hard roasted coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Smooth and chewy malty. Sticky and oily. Lasting dry roasted end with some warmth and rather hot alcohol.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown. Dark brown. Rich dark sugary aroma, quite sweet and has a sticky molasses character, has a very rich almost vanilla note. Very nice balance. Delicious.