planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Licorice, chocolate and toffee aroma. Flavours of chocolate, honey, coconut ice and chocolate. Sweet, boozy finish. Quite tasty.
mR_fr0g (4981) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Thanks to Bruce. Black opaque caramel with a relucant tan head. Nose is huge bold smooth roast. Flavour is roasty coffee, smooth boozy, wood. Very good. Some berry notes in there as well.
Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours opaque black with a medium dark tan head. The nose is wood, roasty, fudge, toffee, toast coconut, sweet vanilla and bourbon. The taste is thick, oily, roasted malt, coffee, earth, toast, decent bitterness, mild acidity, vanilla, dark fruit and tar. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Nice nose, but unfortunately didn’t find it that drinkable. A touch cloying. Decent nonetheless.
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Colour is very dark brown, opaque, thin tan head. Nose is black treacle, very sweet, oaky bourbon whiskey, Madeira barrels. Taste is very sweet black treacle, chocolatey, with strong bourbon whiskey notes, but the sweetness softens the hardness of the wood and whiskey.
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge aroma. It’s actually pretty nice some balance. Not terrible.
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has lots of dark bakers chocolate. Flavor follows suit and adds layers of oak, burnt roastiness, and carmelized sugar. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a honey/roasty dry oaky finish.
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber to snifters. Pours thick but not as thick as the regular impy. Taste is more along the lines of regular oak aged. Not much bourbon. Very good though.
jesperhammer (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
29-JUN-2013, bottle @Yespr tasting.
Dense black with no head.
Chocolate aroma. Roast, bourbon. Taste is roast, chocolate, bourbon. Sweet malts. Full sweet body, medium carbonation.
This is a lovely beer.
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Black pour with a small tan head. Roast, caramel, fudge, vanilla, and bourbon on the nose with maybe a touch of honey. The flavor follows suit, very nice. Delish!
mcberko (8723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, pours jet silky black with a small tan head. Aroma is super rich and dense, full of honey, woody oak, bourbon barrels and roasted malt - very complex. Flavour brings out rich deep honey notes, roasted malt, oak and bourbon barrels. All the flavours are melded beautifully together - the barrels blend wonderfully with the roast, and the honey is perfectly situated. Extremely complex, with a finish of all parts equal. Excellent stuff.