JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick, syrupy, opaque blaque pour with the richest, creamiest brown foam I’ve seen in a while. Aroma is quite bourbony, rich vanilla, bourbon sweetness, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, there is also something a tad off as well though, something slightly metallic perhaps, cheesy, anyways very light. Taste is rich, very bourbon forward, sweet, syrupy, nice roastiness, good warming alcohol. Palate is rich, good carbonation to even things out a bit. Really tasty RIS.
Neorej80 (26) - - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark / black colour with brown head... vanishes after a while. Smells like bourbon with chocolate. Tastes of Lakrisal, anice, fennel and chocolate. Wooden bourbon touch. Dry and sweet almost like cherries. Heavy alcohol flavour, but not to much! It’s like a dessert :D
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of bourbon.
SimonBeer (93) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 (Bottling date: 4 March 2013) (Drinking date:10 January 2014). Pitchblack color, no light comes throug it. A thin layer of beige, creamy foam. Aromas: pure chocolate, sweet aroma, roasted malt, raisins a little bit of alcohol, licorice. Carbonaton: just a little bit. Really fine bubbles at the side of the glass. Taste: bitter. Sweet. Pure chocolate. Burned/roasted malt. Figs. Texture: a little bit too watery. It has to be just a little bit thicker, like syrup. That would have made this beer perfect. This is a really good, tastefull beer!!
Patjeadam (55) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, vanilla, full, smooth and complex. You wanna sip more and more. Delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of raisin, oak, bourbon, syrup. Very dark brown, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tar, oak, alcohol. Very sweet, medium bitter. Viscous. Flat carbon.
Sureshpa (277) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dark berries, little booze, vanilla, oak, kinda sweet, hint of chocolate/coffee Appearance: Pitch black, no see through, beige creamy/frothy head that stays, full lace, soft carbonation Taste: Chocolate, light booze, coffee, bit creamy dried dark fruits, slightly bitter boozy finish, not to much, very well balanced
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Ronny (rlgk), 29/12/13.
Pitch black with a good sized tan head that dissipates then stays for the show.
Nose is subtle bourbon, rich toffee fudge, cocoa, toasted marshmallow, light roast.
Taste comprises light roast, chocolate, well pitched bourbon, dark toffee fudge, brown sugars, charred wood.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, sweet closure with a nice level of bourbon going off.
This is a really slick and well made BA impy, good balance, never too hot, never too sweet and cloying, I’d return to this one anytime!
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black with a light brown head. Great roasty aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, a bit of vanilla, cookies and oatmeal. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with lots of dark chocolate, bourbon, a bit of vanilla, oatmeal and a more bitter finish, slightly alcoholic. Rather full-bodied. Very good.
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle via Summer Secret Santa 2013. Pours a watery, opaque black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has lots of barrel, wood, vanilla, soy, nail polish, caramel, malt. Flavor is better, really smooth, lightly sweet, maple, soy, a little booze, black pepper, molasses. Smooth finish. Very nice.