gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, - 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.
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, vintage 2012, probably from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 11.0%. Black colour, low beige head. Aroma of malts, molasses, fusel, oak, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Very nice and medium sweet flavour of roast malts, coffee, molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Moderate hops.
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Dark brown to black color with light beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, licorice, caramel, light fruity, vanilla, wood, alcohol, light smoked. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
vjohans (669) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl. Vintage 2012
Alcohol, coffee, wood, vanilla, brown blackish tanned minimal head. Heavy sweet, light bitter, medium to light body, long finish. The regular imperial Stout is better, this is unbalanced an the barral aging does not benefit the beer at all.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron! Thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, anise, some oaky tones with a hint of bourbon, slight vanilla with some sweet molasses, dark chocolate. Taste was a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts into a bit of dark fruit, lots of anise, slight oak, sweet fruits into some vanilla, finishing sweet. Liked the original better, not much of the barrel in this.
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to _angst_. Pours clear ruby mahogany - really light for an impy, small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, with bourbon, vanilla and ashtray notes. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, roasty with a bit of dark fruits and anise. Light body, smooth. This is a good American Strong Ale, not sure I would call it an imperial stout.
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 17, 2014. On tap at Akkurat, 2012 vintage. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet licorice, chocolate, wet wood, dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet caramel and licorice, light to medium dark chocolate bitterness. Medium body, rounded mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Hazy brown, tan. Alcoholic, roasted malt. Medium sweet, dry bitter finish.
stoutnick (824) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_. Thank you! Pour is very thin, murky brown and muddy. Aroma is pretty multi-faceted - classic scandanavian imperial stout - vinous and winey with a port like aspect. Candied fruits makes this smell like a belgian strong. Taste is the same; not overly stouty. Very thin. Abv is well hidden. Lots of dark fruits, red wine, minor booze. Is this really a bourbon barrel aged beer? Overall, a nice drinker, but very belgian strong in body and flavours.
Lilja (2574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lagrad ett par år. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffe, vanilj, ek, bourbon, russin, plommon, vanilj, torkad frukt, sirap med toner av anis och rostade toner. Rund och len, tydlig syrlighet, med liten kolsyra och fin beska.
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
[ As Slottskällans Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2012 ].
[ Trade by omhper ]. Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy and light open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark malt, wood, fruity licorice, vanilla notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoke - wood, roasted, chocolate, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy.