pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml green corked bottle. Deep dark brown to black pour. Head is small and light brown, reduces to a thin layer on the surface. Very light spotty lace left on the glass. U.S. aroma hops, but more of an alcohol presence in the nose and some light sweetness. Flavour is big and roasty, big hop presence. Sharp PNW hop profile, some light alcohol notes. Finishes with big roasty malts, bitter and dry. Body is full, slick, oily. Carbonation is subtle. Aftertaste is roasty and acidic with warming alcohol in the background. Solid Impy with a very nice smoothness for a big stout.
nybol (95) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Er som en stout skal være, god kraftig smag af de ristede malte, og store mængder humle, bl.a. cascade
Har en frugtagtig eftersmag.
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from International Trade; black pour zero head, roast malt aroma, taste is dark fruits coffee roasted malts not much carbonation, ok.
hallinghansen (2419) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Aroma is vinous, dark fruit, notes of sweet strawberries, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, vinous. The alcohol thickles the tongue. Soft palate. Great.
Lowenbrau (2682) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 17, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
375 ml bottle. Courtesy of Papsoe. An off one, i presume. Totally flat, no head, strong liquor aromas and flavours. Cognac like. I hope to taste a good condition one.
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit, chocolate, ash, raw sugar, port wine and red berries. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of port wine, licorice, chocolate and light booze. Medium to full bodied with minimal carbonation. Quite nice.
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37,5cl from Henrik thanks, 2005 batch ! A dark beer without head and carbonation. Nose is on dark malt, with prune and caramel touch. Aroma is intense on dark malt, caramel and licorice, notes of prune and light oxidation, nice complexity, oily texture, very pleasant, dark chocolate notes, relatively easy to drink, very long licorice and toffee finish, excellent beer. Compared to the recipe, the US hops are less powerful here, malty dimension take the head and the 8 year vintage let the body more fruity ans less aggressive I think, very interesting.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home....It pours clear pitch black with almost no head at all...... The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and hops.... The flavor is hoppy, hard roasted malt and coffee..... quite flat mouthfeel....
laiti (7642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5 cl bottle @ home, BBE 01.09.2015
Pitch black pour with no head at all. Aroma is sour with berries and some rubber. Flavour has glue, alcohol, some burned malt and rubber. Like a Mikkeller Black light. What is this shit? Probably a bad bottle.
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen
Pours pitch black with a bubbly head. Aroma of solvent notes, roasted malts, some fruity notes and glue. Taste is stingy and sour with some roasty notes, hints of hops and berries. Strong roasty and boozy finish with notes of hops and fruits. Unbalanced, not very tasty. Perhaps has seen its best days.
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, something sour and quite interesting birch leaves. Flavour of roasted malts, very disturbing glue, sour berries, grass, overly ripe mango and bubblegum. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very, very weird. Not pleasant at all. A bad bottle, perhaps?