mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pours a beautiful jet black with solid tan head looked so damn good but sadly it was infected super sour baking chocolate with bourbon
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75 cl, big tnx to Greg. Pours black as night with a nice shortlived brown head. Aroma is heavy sweet vanilla bourbon dill roasted malts coffee chocolate dark fruits; so nice. Flavor is velvety oily and fullbodied. Fruity a bit boozy sweet in front, suprisingly not so roasted at all but getting more intense from the middle with vanilla coffee chocolate fruits and a good balanced bitterness finishing with a soft lingering aftertaste of bitter roasted sweet vanilla bourbon chocolate and coffee.
adamjackson (1317) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011 Vintage. Enjoyed at home at 60 Degrees F in a snifter.
A - Dark midnight black viscous color. The head appears slowly and fades very fast. Mocha coffee colored head.
S - Smells fantastic. Huge loads of vanilla and espresso beans with undertones of dark mocha chocolate.
T - Huge chocolate and vanilla bean taste. Lots of roasted malts notes and spicy chewy sweet licorice. The finish is coffee and charred oak akin to a cheap bourbon.
M - Thin mouthfeel, medium body and very little carbonation. Thin almost like scotch feels on the tongue.
O - This is pretty delicious. The surprising sweetness is out of nowhere and so is the thin mouthfeel. Lots of vanilla which is pleasant. Overall, falls short.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
well- excited to try this, until the first pour.. has started to show signs of infection... pours black .. decent foam ,. . tar and tartness, someone mentioned cheese, i can see that too .. . probably just gonna get worse .. . but as far as infected stouts, ok .. . . i used to paint the lines for the football field, i wasn’t that good at it...
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle that I picked up at Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO a few years ago. 2009 Vintage, Bottle #955/1104. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense, creamy and frothy, very dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing throughout. Gorgeous beer. Aroma is pretty damn awesome. Rich and roasty with a really nice barrel character. Caramel, chocolate, a light toffee, and some dark fruits with the roasts remaining in tact nicely. Not an explosion of barrel, but really well balanced. Oak, a light vanilla, and a solid whiskey note. Flavor is just as nice. Very rich and thick up front with caramel, chocolate fudge, dark fruits, and a good amount of roasts. Barrel aging comes on nicely and balanced with lots of oak, a light vanilla, and a good amount of whiskey that grows into the end. Dark fruits also creep in a bit more towards the end and blend really nicely with the rich, roasty, big malts. Finishes a touch thinned from the barrel as this dries nicely with a bit more of the oak and whiskey coming out. Lengthy aftertaste with the whiskey getting a bit hot, but not boozy. Mostly full, smooth, mouth-coating body and a very light carbonation. Overall, a really well done barrel-aged imperial stout that is drinking very nicely after 3+ years. Lots of barrel notes, but very well balanced with a rich malt backing and solid roastiness. Excellent.
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, with noticeable heat, some roasted coffee, and sweetness. Nicely done, but nothing new. Enjoyable.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Deep roast malt, earthy, woody , vanilla, caramel aromas. Medium body. Coffee, vanilla, dry wood, dark chocolate, dark pit fruit flavors--good.
RasmusOtt (876) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010. Shared by Vestergaard. Big thanks! Pours black with a nice big creamy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, cocoa beans, roasted coffee, liquorice, mellow smoothness overall, oak and vanilla. Rather textbook. Taste has roasted malts, liquorice, dry wood (oak), some hops in the back, cocoa, cigar, vanilla and billiard table. Pretty nice textbook barrel aged impy.
watson1977 (2361) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 batch...released in 2012...bottle #3337. Pours pitch black with a thin dark mocha head. Aroma is oaky with dark fruit and dark roast...very light oxidation. Flavor has nice roastiness, coffee, molasses, and loads of vanilla...great whiskey notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a warming dark fruit/whiskey finish.
drfabulous (2995) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to adnielsen. Bottle 1781. Big chocolate dark pour with tan head. Whisky in nose and taste. Sweet ant sticky. Molasses. Chocolate. Coffee. Oak. This is the big beer it’s billed to be (alliteration a la Stan Lee!). Great stuff.