gunnfryd (8558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2007 version. Thx to Beer3000. Beast of borboubon on the speakers. The bottle was opened. Black colour wih a tan head. Big expactation. Lovely aroma of coffee,licorice, malt, hop, oak, fruit. Flavour is is cocos, coffee, heather, honey, alcohol, vanilla. Easy drinkable world class beer. Lovely.
Koelschtrinker (8481) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Der angenehme Malzantrunk steigert sich in den Mittelteil hinein, in dem das Malz deutlich intensiver und vollmundiger wird. Stark schokoladig (herb) und würzig, wenig Zimt. Vergoren fruchtig, unglaublich Vollmundig. Nahezu perfekt! 14/14/13/15//15
Komplexer Malzantrunk, süßlich, deutlich röstig. Malzig bleibend, fast schon unglaublich komplex wie hier mit den Malznoten gespielt wird. Im Hintergrund fnden sich leichte Noten einer Eichenfasslagerung sowie des unbedeutenden Hopfens. Sehr leicht alkoholisch, malzig-bitter (zwischendurch), schokoladig werdend, langer dunkelschokoladiger Abgang. Hammer Bier! 13/14/13/14//14
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, brown head. The nose is of rich milk chocolate and coconut with a small dose of acetaldehyde. I’m supersensitive to the stuff, so most wouldn’t even detect it. Despite the ethanal, the aroma is wonderful. The flavor offers terrific balance between sweet chocolate malt, woodsy sourmash and moderate scorched bitterness. Full-bodied with a mouthfeel of heavy cream and almost lively carbonation. Burnt, bitter, not-too-boozy, chocolate finish. World class effort!
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
courtesy of Per Samuelsson - dark black coloured with a little brown foam formed of big bubbles; robust and highly complex aroma: wood and licorice, roasted coffee, chestnuts, prune and a touch of alcohol; thick and slightly oily palate; full-bodied and with a strong but not overwhelming bitterness; very long bitter and salty coffeish aftertaste where more woody, cookie notes can be met along a warming alcohol touch - what a fantastic beer ! complex, powerful but never exuberant
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (RBESG 08): Pitch black with a small beige head; turpentine, vanilla, toasted malt and wood in the nose; very full bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, creamy MF; long, long, long finish: chocolate, cacao and so on. Great, great stuff...............
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2010, 2009 version, courtesy of Håge, thank you sir! Jet black, thick dark brown head, tremendous lacing. Aroma of oak, whiskey, vanilla, raisins, apples. Taste has burnt espresso, wood, vanilla. Great body, perfectly balanced. Well done.
Rauch kaggen bottle courtesy of forgetfu, thanks! Almost black, small brown head. Aroma of vanilla and burnt raisins. Taste is whiskey, vanilla, burnt espresso. Nice. 4.3.
chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from FOneFan. Black with small brown head, Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, hops,bitter, balanced and complex.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened this one up to celebrate my B-Day...nip sized bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, smoke, rummy, raisins, tobacco, vanilla, and oaky. Tastes of oak, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, coconut, and caramel.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to pilsnerpeter for the chance to try this one. Deep pitch black beer with a thin creamy dark brown head. The aroma is incredibly intense. Very rich dark 80% chocolate, tootsie roll character. Black licorice and a very interesting herbal/cocoa aroma. As it warms it gets a little bit muddy. The flavour is fairly boozy. Soft peppery spiciness, a touch of pine and even a light earthiness. Not really tart per se, but there is a lightness that is quite unusual for an impy. It’s big and slightly sweet but it isn’t syrupy. Light sage like herbal character. Man, this stuff is very tasty and very unique. Fairly savoury character with a lingering roastiness. Man, this stuff is so good. A lightly pruny sweetness as it warms up... awesome stuff.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Small bottle 2008 poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brownhead. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, raisins, dates and molasses. Palate was medium to full bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, light coffee and light oak with a smooth dry lingering chocolate bourbon finish.