jonno (2447) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fun beer. Bouncy and bright for a black as hell Imp. Well rounded and lively on the tongue, Long, seet finish with the bourbon. lovely.
TimE (4885) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tons of bourbon, tons of roasted malt, dark chocolate, tons of body. Just big big and big. Smooth as hell. Loved it.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Dark roast, black malt aromas with va, honey, dry wood. Medium bodied with average co2. Sweet honey, sugared up black coffee, vanilla whiskey sweet flavors with deep roast malt, earthyddirt___tangy sweet finish----good.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
37,5cl bottle at Gainsbar in Kortrijk - Belgium. Pours black dark with hardly any foam. Amazingly aromatic Imp, roast, saucy, soy, toffee, dark chocolate. The bourbon shines through beautifully. Reminds me of some very old matured beers I tasted. New beer but has an old aromatic character. Nice one!
llkc (1416) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
fra flaske med kapsel
1 cm mørkebrunt skum.
duft: duft kakao. chokolade. chokoladelage. sødme. slik. svag duft af soja.
smag: smag kakao kokos. vanilje meget kremet med en en stor fylde. svag smag af Brandt malt. alkohol varme i eftersmagen
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with no foam left; roasted aroma of chocolate, marzipan, mushrooms and soja sauce; pretty woody; no carbonation; sticky and very sweet; full-bodied, earthy and woody roasted finish with a solid presence of alcohol, umami and mushrooms - quite ugly in fact ...
daje (3782) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by esp0r with me, Simonsen & Edvard, september 28th 2013. Blac body, small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, wood. Taste of strong coffee, bourbon, toffee, dark chocolate, with red fruits at the finish, nice roasted fruit aftertaste with notes of alcohol.
DYCSoccer17 (3612) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 ounce bottle purchased from Ledger’s Liquors about 3 years ago. Has been refigerated ever since. The aroma on this is very pleasant with plenty of chocolate sweetness, bourbon, and some woodiness. A little vanilla extract, too. Quaffable. Opaque essentially black body present with a medium, tan head present. Fair lacing after all these years. Starts with a velvety, sweet-ish chocolate flavor. Lowly carbonated. Becomes rather woody and kind of dry in the middle. Bourbon shines through nicely. Finishes with a little warming finish. For being such a big beer, this seems to be a bit light bodied and a little thin and flat. It’s nice stuff, but seems to be lacing the layers of complexity I would like.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tried on tap at the Copenhagen Beer Festival. An immense stout truly worthy of it’s name. One of the better out there. Not sure if the barrels really contributed anything significant to the brew.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Si tratta di una birra olimpica, la Venere Nera delle imperial stout barricate. In lei tutte le sfaccettature, dal torbato penetrante e caldo alla leggera sfumatura amara alle intense note di caffé, cioccolato e malti tostati fino al tocco acidulo finale si legano in una struttura assolutamente equilibrata, un’orgia di gusti che incatena il palato con un incantesimo irresistibile. Basta attraversare questo buco nero per trovarsi decisamente in una dimensione parallela del gusto.