Bierridder_S (168) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma : Port, vinous, some caramel. Very dark, light carbon. Taste : a lot of port, vinous, now and then roastyness and caramel. Nice!
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle - Jet black with a tan head. Liquorice, plain chocolate and some vinous notes in the aroma. Rich and complex, yet easy to drink taste with notes of chocolate, liquorice, port and vinous fruits combining to good effect. More drinkability than Black Albert in my opinion.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark roast, booze, bitter chocolate, slight fruit, and dry yeast. Finish is bitter and roasty.
czar (5212) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with friends, thanks! pours very dark brown-red tint with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. roasted and burnt caramel, lots of raisins, port wine, wood booze, red wine and red fruits - zinfandel-ish, some coffee. light carbonation, medium body - oily, sweetish and astringent-woodsy finish. good stuff.
mathieuc (1845) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a good black with a beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes, licorice and alcohol. Taste is of raisins, chocolate with light oxidation notes. Body was medium-full and carbonation moderate. Overall a nice one but it might have suffered from the comparison with Special K.
olio (7088) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Vintage 2011.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Chocolate and dark roasted malts on the nose, some faint vanilla as well as some wooden notes. Roasty, malty, chocolaty and slightly caramel-y flavor, faint wood and earthy notes, faint port wine notes on the background, comes as slight sweetness. Dry palate, lingering sweet finish. Good but nothing special.
laiti (6564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ home
Aroma is somewhat sour with oat, malty tones and soy sauce. Flavour is somewhat tart with chocolaty malt, some citrus, cocoa and some woody tones. The porto is in the background, but starts to dominate at the end of the glass. Good, but I expected more.
tiong (4349) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet, vintage 2011
Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, port vinous notes, sweet syrup and tart fruits. Taste is smooth, roasty and sweetish with hints of port vinous tartness, syrup and dark chocolate. Finish is warming, smooth and carbonated with some roastiness, dark chocolate and syrup. Okay, but I like the regular version more.
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a large, lacing, dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Sweet flavor that nds up more dry, bitter and with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied and flat carbonation. An excellent Impy.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown black with small head. Nose is fruity roast dark cocoa, dusty chocolate, rich. Taste is medium body, notes of yeasty dark fruit mingle with big roasty American bitter cocoa, soft mouthfeel. Finish is bitter roasty cocoa with fruity notes and maybe a touch of berry acidity.