Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold super smooth IMP bomb! Huge maltiness, roasted malts, coffee, dark choco, perfect bourbon touch, wood, vanilla. Warming alco finish, but never gets too harsh. Bittersweet. Oily smoothness all the way. Maybe not the very top, but close enough. Awesome brew.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark ruby brown, thin greasy lacing and no head. Rich coconut, stewed figs. Rich spicy coconut. Steeped thick choc cake spongey malt. Wet leather. Thick, treacley mouthfeel but fades nicely and ensures a brisk boozy finish.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Strong bourbon aroma, vanilla and coffee. Taste of vanilla and coconut, a very strong flavour, some coffee. Sweet and bitter.
allmyvinyl (6342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, fruity, hot, coconut. Finishes hot too. Pretty extreme.
Stuu666 (6508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is vanilla, toffee, bourbon, chocolate, taste is dry, light smoke, woody, chocolate, coconut, sweet.
zenkis (667) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared with Islay Edition this was more gentle, more rounded, balanced with kind of calvados apple like hints in flavor than corn. More gentle finish, more wooden notes in aroma.
martjoobolut (1563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle (from bierkompass.de), BB 23.05.24. Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, malt. Flavor is very sweet, dark chocolate, bourbon, ash, salt. Overall: good brew. I really enjoyed the aroma, but flavor was major let down.
suurjuust (1803) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is bourbon, roast, stale coffee notes and the whole thing just does not mesh. Flavor is way better, the bourbon dominates, way less coffee, warming booze, chocolate, some vanilla and citric tones, candy sweetness. Like eating chocolate with oranges. Niiice.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @Martjoobolut - congrats!
Aroma’s all over the place. Stale, and coconut = NOOOOO! Taste is the opposite, it all gels well. Beautiful mellow roast, slight hint of chocolate cake. Black, almost no head. Bourbon works so well with this type of beer, sweetness of the vanilla adds to the sweet mellowness. From the aroma, I thought I would be the lowest rating, but no, this is lovely. BA done well. -ish.
rouhlas (1143) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle courtesy of mixos. Black color with brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, spicy, dark fruits, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma with some vanilla. Full body almost creamy with soft carbonation.