erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown body with tan bubbly lace. Very pleasant and refined barrel ageing, white chocolate, muesli and sweet roasted notes. Interesting flavour, starting with a real sweet liquor balanced by a beery dark malt base. Barrel ageing can make beers watery or boozy, but nothing of that in this interesting yet very tasty treat. ABV is very well hidden. Looks good, smells good, tastes great! (33cl bottle, traded with Leighton, thanks!)
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet wood, liquorice, mild tobacco and mild nutty notes. Flavour is liquorice, toffee, mild ashes, tobacco and some slight notes of alcoholic sweetness and tar as well. Mild vanilla. A bit sticky sweet, but otherwise quite nice.
patricks110 (2228) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap...what a brew. The nose is simply a mark of magnificence with a huge barrel and woody presence, earthen notes, robust roasted malts. A hint of vanilla with some chocolate and whisky notes. Probably one of the best smells ever. Pours a nearly opaque black with a thin tan head that dissapates quickly to nothing. Big booze legs with a bit of bubbles popping on the surface. Sweet and rich middle with barrel flavours bursting...vanilla, spices, chocolate. A bit syrupy with no carbonation. The finish is super robust and astringently roasted. Big whisky notes, booze and a ton of roasted notes overtake the palate. Overall, simply magnificent.
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a vigourously poured finger of light beige head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some chocolate and roasted notes. Taste is a big raisiny and chocolate sweetness with a hint of alcohol and light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nicely balanced flavors leaning toward the sweet but still a very well done impy stout. Highly recommended.
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black liquorice colour with an off white head and lace. Fruity, raisin and chocolate malt aroma.Caramel, coffee and roasted malt flavour with hints of whisky and vanilla. Syrup texture with a fiery finish.
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Jacob. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, light whisky. Flavour of malts, chocolate, coffee, strong notes of whisky and oak, vanilla, booze. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice but abit to dominated by the barrel agening. 280912
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish brown head. Opaque black body goes deep brownish dark
red at edges. Fruity earthy chocolatey aroma with vanilla fudge
notes. Dry-sweet nougat chocolate taste with nutty smoky whiskey
notes. Fullish body. Mild, but hot mouthfeel. Dryish smoky
whiskey aftertaste with chocolatey vanilla fudge and roasted rice
notes. Nice. Complex, harmonic, and interesting. (0.33l
bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma of red berries, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt with some warming alcohol and some whisky.Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It’s a clear-looking dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a little touch of whiskey, some vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. Booze, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts in the flavor. Some bitterness. Quite dry, yet with a residual sweetness. Lasting finish with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Nice indeed, but I think I prefer the regular edition. 120915
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.