Sigmund (5465) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 17.5%. Pitch black colour, large brown head. Very malty and sweetish aroma, roasty, strong notes of whisky, vanilla and oak. Intense roasty and very sweet flavour, notes of strong coffee, whisky and vanilla. Alcohol burn throughout. Too much of the good stuff.
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Forgetfu poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of whiskey, roastiness, plum, raisin, bitter chocolate, vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, roastiness, plum, vanilla and dark chocolate with a smooth dry warming lingering fruity finish.
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a nice tan head. Good aroma of whisky, barrel, roasted malt, some smoke and alcohol. The taste was on the sweet side, heavy with alcohol. Still an excellent beer and rather complex.
SirLimpsalot (2467) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tydlig fatkaraktär (självklart), rökig, bittersöt, tjock och tung och smått underbar asfalt
blutt59 (6098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottel , thanks to bu11zeye, black pour with minimal foam, thick sweet whiskey and malt aroma, flavor of malty chocolate, digestif liquors, oaky char, dry finish
Holy (835) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster @BBF 2010. Wow - what a great beer. Whiskey flavors are well balanced within the Imp Stout confines - if you enjoy whiskey, this is one to try!
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet moka and wood aroma. The alcohol gets through in the nose as well. Taste of sweet coffee, wood and alcohol. Nicely balanced taste. Great beer.
jesperhammer (3300) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
19-FEB-2011, bottle @home, I guess it is a gift from Henrik?
Giant lasting brown head on black (!) body. Really looks inviting.
Lovely roasted barrel infused nose with whisky. Alcohol is already present on the nose. Taste is very full. Coffee - espresso, the best dark 80% chocolate. Aftertaste is alcoholic and the burn goes on forever, and then this full full full mouthfeeling with the dark roasted and dried berries like prunes and an almost eucalyptus note and still some bitterness from the hops. It IS sweet, and the glass becomes sticky, but the roastedness and whisky hides it well.
Difficult to drink another beer after this. First of all I am pretty intoxicated by now, second my taste buds are numb, and third what brew could really follow this? I am thinking another black, but hey...
...not sure how my body would react to that.
World class beer. Thanks, Henrik:-)
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Pitch black, dark brown head. Very sweet, hopped chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is also very sweet roasted coffee and chocolate. Nice maybe a bit too overwhelming sweetness. Hops get trough pretty good in the end, good dryness.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small champagne bottle, 375 ml - served a bit cooler than I usually enjoys my stouts. The pour is off cause black as hell - as black as they come with a huge very dark brown head that appears very potent. The nose is roasted with tons of coffee and caramel notes. The whisky hugs your nose and blends in very nicely. There are raisins and something that reminds me of the chocolate plum in maderia with a neat touch of alcohol. The taste is extremely sweet witch are the reason why i serve it a bit cooler than usually - I think the massive sweetness works best when served cold. Long lasting taste that have a both sweet and bitter finish where the alcohol not is dominating as expected. Hint of the barrels and a whisky-touch that works perfectly with the sweet roasted coffee and chocolate fluids. The mouthfeel is creamy without getting too sticky and still biting your tounge a little due to the alcohol. This would be great as a dessert or as a beer served to some agressive cheeses og some vanilla icecream with sour berries. A huge beer that is extreme in every way.