ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a very low tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted almonds, vanilla, brown sugar. Immensely well balanced on the nose. Taste is ridiculously! Milk chocolate, roasted barrel notes and sweet maltiness blended to absolute perfection. I do not want to swallow this, want to keep it in my mouth forever. Mouthfeel is luxuriously velvety and smooth. Holy goat this is awesome!
kryon (2714) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with low tanned head
Aromas lovely of molasses, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, fudge,
Taste brilliant of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, molasses, caramel
Mouthfeel brilliantly balanced with creamy, velvety smooth and warming alcohol notes
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Warpigs. Black with a minimal white head. Aroma of licorice, mint and alcohol. Sweet candy-like flavour of licorice and chocolate with notable alcohol. There is a spicy wooden note.
Hermod (6417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ warpigs. Pours near black with a thin brown head. Slightly boozy, dark fruity nose, plums, dates mostly. Sweet plummy, oaky, dark fruity flavor. balanced sweetness, plummy, some chocolate. Sweet lingering finish. Wood quite strongly. Good sipper.
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with Kermis.
Thin ring tan head. Coffee boubon aroma and aftertaste. Clear black pour. Some honey too
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Paul at Hill’s tasting room. Pours a deep brown body with tan lacing. Nose is cinnamon brownie. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of cinnamon sugar, brownie, soft roast and sweet chocolate. Super decadent and very enjoyable imperial porter verging on stout.
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee some herbal notes molasses bourbon barrel. Taste is more of the sweetness roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla milk chocolate and a nice rich bourbon barrel end.
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
November 3, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled october 2013. Received in a trade with Leighton, thanks!
Black with a small, quite fizzy, brown head. Aroma is plum, bourbon, sherry, dried fruits, milk chocolate, notes of coffee, vanilla, charred wood and a touch of cinnamon. Taste is sweet dark fruits with a soft bitterness. Finish is sweet with plum, vanilla, milk chocolate, hints of figs, soft bitter with notes of cold pressed coffee and light roastiness. Medium to full bodied, very soft small bubble carbonation, creamy, oily texture.
Very good and quite complex imperial porter with subtle barrel notes. Perhaps on the sweeter side, could do with just a touch more bitterness in the finish.
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, fudge, caramel, chocolate, malt, light coffee and spicy peppery notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with a slightly thick mouthfeel, alcohol warmth and soft carbonation.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Hallinghansen in the line for Blåbær Release 2015. Pours a pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, but in a slightly different way. More minty and fruity. Roasted malts and caramel. Taste is very sweet, lots of oak, complex, different malt profile. COffee roasty bitter finish. Sticky body and low carbonation. Not bad!