Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - JUL 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Low head vanishing fast.
Borbon barrel is shining through in the aroma.
Briliant mouthfeel, good balance between sweet and bitter.
Coffee crawling in as the brew gets warmer.
There is no flat/off spot in the palate.
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Black with a beige head. Coffee with vanilla oak barrel and chocolate. Meaty soy with peppery alcohol. Oily, roasted with spices. Dark berries. Hints of cola and liquorice. Boozy finish. Metallic notes. Good but a little thin bodied.
BeerBaboon (1955) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, ashes and licorice. Flavor is roasted, oat, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, heavy sweet, light bitter and licorice. Sticky, full, smooth and oily. Well balanced, well crafted. A great example of balanced barrel aging.
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Tasted as both 11,2% and 12,4%. Tar black. Aroma has chocolate malt, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Taste is heaven. Perfectly balanced between the sweet vanilla, bitter roasted malt and the heavy influences from the bourbon barrel. The finish leaves you with a warming and longing sensation that demands that you take another sip. And another. And another... My favorite beer to date.
szeli (260) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zu diesem besonderem Zeitpunkt, kommt ein ganz besonderes Bier.
Hervorragendes Imperial Stout.
Unmengen von Kaffee und Tabak. Röstig, fein herb, Kaffee, nicht zu süß. Sehr, sehr lecker.
ANZUShophunter (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2016 bottle in porter glass (12.4% abv). Pours jet black with 1 cm tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma dominated early by choc and coffee with a bit of oak sneaking through. The bourbon comes through on the palate with a bit of smokiness from the oak; remarkably smooth for a beer that’s 1/8th ethanol. The best i-stout I’ve had to date.
themightyjag (425) - - JUL 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from The Beerhive. 2016 release.
Small tan head disappears quickly, a little lacing. Dark black body. Nose is chocolate, coffee, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla. Flavour is rich chocolate, creamy vanilla, coffee beans, bourbon, chocolate syrup, light alcohol burn. Aftertaste of roasted nuts, a little bitterness. Very light carbonation, rich mouthfeel, good thickness without being chewy, a little syrupy. The bourbon really shows, tremendous stuff.
Beerheart65 (1390) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black and beautiful. Great aroma and flavors. Balanced, nuanced, perfect. Wish I had not lost my notes, but this is highly recommended by me.
Sebilinz (1759) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks to Sin4h. Black body with tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, alcohol, vanilla and hints of dried fruits. Aftertaste is very nice balanced. Very nice one.
SinH4 (2551) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 Bottle, 2016. Black color with beige head. Aroma is bourbon, booze, black chocolate, a bit of green peppers. Taste is thick black chocolate, a bit vanilla, molasses, liquorice. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent, complex and balanced. I liked their Imperial Stout better though (but I had that in the winter).