ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Intense chocolate and coffe aroma with molasses, vanilla and liquor. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness,slightly acidic..
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled @ gbbf, br1 2012, white wax, large sample. Dark color, short brown head. Amazing aroma of choc, bourbon, roast. Taste is soft bourbon, choc, medium sweet and bitterness. Balance is so good, great complexity. Wow. This is how i want my impy and bourbon. Great great stuff.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and the slightest hint of roast. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and small beige head that leaves behind lots of webbing. The flavor starts with some sugary sweet milk chocolate and a touch of molasses . The finish has light-moderate vanilla and light vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it’s more sugary sweetness than bourbon barrel aged.
Strykzone (6176) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This smells so nice. Bold coffee, whiskey, dark fruit. This tastesvas good. Big whiskey flavor. Coffee. Dark fruit. So smooth but so big.
Borresteijn (6048) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
66cl Bottle at Sloshfest, 6 of the 2011 bottlings side-by-side. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma is soft sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, hard roasted malts, chocolate, molasses. Flavour is sweet, smooth bourbon, hard roasted malts, coffee, molasses, chocolate, bitter roasted finish. Fullbodied. A lot better than the EC 12y.
Beerman6686 (6015) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was lots of oaky bourbon character, light char, some darker chocolate and not much else. Flavor was incredibly smooth barrel character, lots of vanilla and oak unfortunately the underlying beer did not shine through very well, was almost all barrel.
bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours inky black, small brown head, good lacing. Aroma is bourbon forward, vanilla, chocolate, roasty. Flavor is fairly bourbon forward, rich and chocolate, vanilla, touch of toasted coconut. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit hot, but otherwise stellar.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber during RBWG) clear dark brown with oily tan bubbles. Nose fo vanilla, whiskey, milk chocolate, decadent. Taste of graham cracker, vanilla, rich chocolate, so decadent, maybe a bit too sweet, even for a malthead.
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Nice full bourbon, oak, sweet aromas. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon flavors. Sweet up front, warming on the back end.
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012 : Served in a taster:
Black body with a light tan head.
Aroma is alcohol, brown sugars, roast, vanilla, fudge, caramel, liquorice, bourbon, light bay leaf...
Flavour is roasty, bitter, wood roast, mal roast, caramel, fudge, vanilla...
Aftertaste is roast, bitters, bourbon, vanilla and fudge...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.