gregdafdxguy (13) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating this so I remember which one I had. PURPLE WAX. Great sweet bourbon aroma, with lots of alcohol. Jet black, slightly brown aorund the edges, perfect. Taste is more mild than many bourbon aged beers, and less harsh. I’d call it a ’session’ bourbon aged beer, if you will. Lots of sweet bourbonish tastes that fall off pretty quick, that’s why it’s not a 10. The not too thick palate really works to make this very drinkable. But the cost, $30, knocks the overall experience down for me quite a bit. This was a $12-$15 experience, not $30-$33, what it’s costing in Chicago. At this price, I’ll never buy it again.
kazin (238) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.
katrinaez (345) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee and bourbon flavor. Very heavy and thick. Very amazing and have the 2014 bottle.
koleminer20 (870) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. Thanks! The pour is a nice black with a lighter khaki colored head and a decent lace. The aroma is a little plainer than the Buffalo Trace that was just enjoyed. There is a pretty good bourbon element to it. Good vanilla and chocolate, but the nose just lacks. The flavor is definitely hotter than I was expecting. Good light roast. Some light chocolate present. Lingeringly bitter. Heavy bourbon. The mouth feel is light but well carbonated so it comes off creamy. I'm a fan of the Buffalo Trace a bit more, but it's good. Aftertaste is lingeringly smooth and bitter.
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Doghair (278) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Bottle. Nice malty aroma a with bourbon and vanilla. Smooth heavy feel on the tongue. Easy drinking. Nice malt, caramel and vanilla flavor. Excellent! Wish I had more.
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle poured into a tulip..jet black with a fluffy tan head..aroma of booze,coffee,roasted nuts..thick,boozy..little too boozy even after being aged 3 yrs..but not bad.
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 sample at HMOG 2015, if you can follow that. Whiskey aromas. Bit of the same on the flavor. This is a good series of beers. Not knowledgeable enough to pick out the barrel of each but it is a well made barrel aged beer. Spice alcohol drowns out the base beer a bit. The base does give a little body to the overall drink.
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa. dark chocolate, bourbon, soy, vanilla and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.
chrisv10 (11967) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Purple Wax). Almost black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet, liquorice, hop, oak and medium bitter.
Camons (6986) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some dark chocolate notes, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is malty, caramel, dark chocolate, little coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some alcohol. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish. 170215
saxo (14430) - 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.