Theydon_Bois (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that escapes edgeward.
Nose is dark fruits, booze, spice, wood.
Taste comprises dark fruit, chocolate, rich and complex, wood, booze, pinch of spice.
Full bodied with soft carbonation leading to a boozey finish.
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Black beer lasting beige head. its an ok impy stout. simple but fine.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours black with a beige head. Roasty and malty aroma. Nice and smooth mouthfeel, a bit oily. Taste is malty, roasty and has licorice. Some sweetness on taste, vanilla and blueberry. Aftertaste has bourbon taste and is even a bit leathery.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Swedish friends. Thanks Alex and Thomas! Pours a black appearance with a nice sized brown head. A bit tangy fruity, plum, raisin, fig, big anise, roasty malty aroma. Kind of bitter and strangely cloying syrupy sugary, dark chocolate, light vanilla, big raisin/dark grape/anise flavor. I really didn’t get any bourbon in this. Pretty similar to the non-barrel aged version.
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 330 ml bottle, vintage 2012. Pours almost black, little or no head. Aroma fruity, sweet, burnt, round and powerful notes of wood. Tastes woody, malty and quite burnt. Round and nice flavor from the barrel conditioning
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 3 små rum. Pours black brown with a good tanned head leaving laces. Aroma is fruity roasted a bit sweet some raisins and vanilla malty. Flavor is not quite what I had expected, thin body not too much roasted at all fruity some vanilla but that’s all I could spot of the barrel. Finishes bitter sweet and fruity.
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with brownish head. Aromas and flavours are alcohol, chocolate and licorice. Quite carbonated for a imperial stout.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 First rating
33 cl bottle ordered by the single bottles from Systembolaget. BB 140912, sampled on November 9, 2012.
Very dark brown color, small light brown head. Sweet, alcohol, chocolate, smoke scent. Sweet, alcohol, acidic, dry, grainy taste. Dry, grainy aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Feels rather young, for my taste needs to rest a bit and smooth off the hard alcohol edges.
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget, got it last year with the bottle from my first rating. BB 140912. Sampled on June 11, 2013.
Clear very dark brown color, brown to yellowish head. Sweet, alcohol, berry scent. Malty, sweet, alcohol taste. Herbal and oak aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Mellowed a bit since November, still a bit rough.
mjs (4742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Kaisla, 20121103) The beer poured black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and wood. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with quite high carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, vineousness, wood, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, vineous and roasty. Not so good as the normal version and especially the palate was quite weird with the high biting carbonation.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a dark beige head.
Aroma: roasted, mayonnaise, toffee, some coffee and chocolate.
Taste: same touch of mayonnaise as in the aroma, soy sauce, together this reminds me of a certain inside out maki, also kräftspad med dill, coffee and cocoa, citrus, bourbon, medium bitter.
Quite full bodied.
This has probably gone a bit wrong. The base beer is much better. I have another bottle in the cellar to try later, and can update the rating if necessary.