thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you mum, dad and bigbro]
Pours completely black with a great, creamy, dark-brown head. Great duration. Aroma is wonderful, lots of coffee and roasted malts. Light rubber, some smoked notes, chocolate and flowery hops. Lowish carbonation, light mouthfeel and fairly creamy. Quite sweet flavour. Primarily chocolate and smoke. Some coffee-like bitterness. Long dryness and some viniousness. Very nice Impy, though it probably is just a tad too sweet.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted aroma of licorice and ink with a mild touch of smoke. Sweet licorice and smoke flavour. The sweetness could easily get cloying
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: March 16, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sticky streaks of lace
Aroma: smokey dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, lots of balancing smoke, earthy, touch of roasted, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hops and medium bitter.
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma is smoke. Not bacon. Just aroma of wood smoke. Med body. Flavor begins sort of cola, then it’s pleasant wood smoke. Very mellow smokey finish.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark, smooth light brown head.
very nice aroma of peat smoke, licorice, roasted grains, faint peach fruity note that disturbs.
flavor is salty licorice, roasted grains, chocolate, fruity notes, hard roasted stuff (charchoal) in the aftertaste.
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate smoked wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 210412
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly black in color with a tall tan head. It’s certainly smokey. There is quite a bit of roasted malt and a touch of salted nuts. Pretty simple and straightforward aroma. A light sweetness on the palate; some toffee and a bit of chocolate to go with lots of roasted malt and smoke. There is a slight alcohol flavor in the background.
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex solid beer.