TheCametron (2171) - - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I was pretty pleased to find a bottle of this as the standard Nogne Imperial is one of my first and favourites. Black with a tan head. Familiar imperial aroma with an outside edge of Cognac. Flavour has the usual chocolatey goodness with a richness verging on Soy. There’s an additional woody element which offers some vanilla and more importantly some top shelf cognac flavours. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced. This was delicious.
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating #1315 - Black as a Norwegian Christmas. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. eau de vie.Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. Decent cognac profile that doesn’t take over. Phenomenal.
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Palme, thanks! Licorice-laden maltiness with prominent berry notes, quite strong cognac notes, very well integrated, as if emerging from the pumpernikel. Subtle almond and vanilla, while the roast, chocolate and coffee are less emphasized than in the non-BA version. Thick, sweet and oily. The barrel ageing turned the beer into something different, at the cost of some of the flavour depth. Still a great beer.
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black body with a quite generous mocha brown head where the aroma was of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar and boozy. Dried dark fruits, some vanilla, liquorice and molasses.
Bitter dark chocolate, deep roasted coffee beans, some soya sauce more alcohol and some sweetness. Palette is both thick and smooth with very low carbonation, body is full-bodied. Very long after-taste with some wood and smokiness, like smoked sausage and lots of dark plums in the finish.
Christian (11982) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce and chocolate. Sweet malty flavour with licorice ad a touch of citrus
MrOrla (1158) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of BA, alcohol, roast, malts, coffe, choko, soy. Taste is roast, licorice, coffe. Choko, soy, BA, rye bread.
Dedollewaitor (14916) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours black with a small fading head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, wood. Soft and smooth. Lingering woody and soft vinous finish. Sippable.
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolace, dark fruit and cognac. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased in Copenhagen 25cl. Black and slightly viscous beverage with a non-existent foam. scent of vanilla, black coffee and oak. The taste of dark roasted coffee, coconut, dark toffee with a hint of alcohol
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small bottle at home. Pours deep deep nlack with a dark maroon brown small head. Aroma of dark coffee roast, intense dark chocolate, no real cognac though? Medium to thick body, oily, low on carbo, nice hoppy touch to it as well, Taste is dark chocolate, some molasses, heavily toasted malts in the end. Nice but no real cognac characteristic. Good.
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny and very short lived head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, with cocoa, coffee and molasses, nice dark fruits with raisins and prunes, oak barrels, notes of cognac, liquorice, tobacco and smoke. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, dark roasted malts, with bread, coffee, cocoa and kandi, as well as very nice and well integrated oak barrels, cognac and tannins, and notes of alcohol.