blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o garthicus. Pours a very dark brown with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light wood, dark malt, alcohol, coffee and light hops. Flavour is malty along with alcohol, chocolate, coffee and leafy hops. Average bodied, somewhat-creamy mouthfeel. The barrel-aging isn’t overdone which I like, a very good Stout.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - April ’12.
Very dark brown verging on black with a thin tan head.
Definate whisky aroma floating on the nose allied to dark roasted malts, dark fruits and a pinch of vanilla and a dash of cocoa.
Fairly full in body with a good alcohol burn in the finish.
I was impressed by this one!
MotherBrother (836) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour dark dark brown, with no head at all.
Aroma is of roasted malts, slight coffee, licorice, wood, whisky, vanilla, asphalt(?).
Taste is a little sweet upfront, with a dry, bitter and roasty aftertaste. Medium and rather oily body, with a semi-flat carbonation.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an almost pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, smooth Irish Whiskey, oak, vanilla, tar, ashy and burnt notes, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. The flavor follows the nose, with vanilla, oak, the smooth Irish Whiskey flavor, some subtle alcohol, burnt, tar and ashy notes, dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty darn tasty Imperial Stout, but a little too boozy.
garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pitch black, small but lasting brown head. Aroma: Rich espresso, molasses, blackcurrant, lots of dark chocolate, quite the whiskey notes in there, lots going on. Smells wonderful. Flavour: Wow, quite a big dark fruit flavour at first, stewed winter fruits, lots of coffee, whiskey and chocolate, tons of wood, sweet and sticky mouth feel, alcohol is definitely evident due to the ageing, long sweet molasses finish. Lovely, a real sipper.
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Deep but clear ruby-black with a small tan creamy-fizzy head. Aroma is medium roast, coffee, prune, alcohol, red wine ... and sweet vanilla bourbon. Taste follows, sweeter, less prune, a lot less roast - sourness comes in, boozier too - a little unbalanced (7-). Slick, light body, astringent, weakly carbonated, quick dry oaky/boozy slightly sour finish .... not loving it, but not bad.
Sigmund (5836) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, as Porter House Barrel Aged Collection Celebration Stout, Limited Edition. ABV is 11%. Pitch black colour, thick brown head. Oaky and vinous aroma, notes of vanilla and Irish whiskey. Strong oaky, vanilla and whiskey flavour, some chocolate too. Excellent beer.
gunnar (6726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly provided by Ole Anders. Pours lmost pitch black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark goodies, chocolate, molasse and coffee. Taste is full of whiskey warmth, sticky & sweet mouthfeel, coffee and vanilla, great beer.
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle kindly provided by beer pal Ole Anders. Deep red mahogany with a white film. Vinuous barrel notes, roasted malty liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and some coffee and alco notes on the nose. Super inviting. Sweet tar liquorice, Full bodied and smooth. Yummy!
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of ACD, cheers Alex! Pours deep maple to purple with minimal off-white head. Roasty caramel vanilla aroma with heavy bourbon. Caramelly and smooth with rich whiskey througohut, nice warming finish, excellent BA impy stout, glad I got to try it!