hallinghansen (2072) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dedollewaitors 14.000 celebration tasting. Thanks for sharing Dedollewaiitor. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malt, cacao, coffee, caramel, alcohol, sweet bourbon. A bit to sweet for me.
Dedollewaitor (14045) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ 14.000th Rating Celebration. Shared with Hallinghansen (The Man). Pours black with a small creamy head. Lots of mocha roast and cocoa. Vanilla, syrup, wood and dark fruit. Boozy - well of course. Smooth and soft. Everything is well integrated. Overly tasty and sippable. A fan!
markextrae (1105) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
recieved this bottle in a trade. shared it with a friend. poured a bit darker as the grey monday, with..... HEAD! nice mohca coloured head on top. wow... smells like you expect. mocha! dark roasted coffee upfront, zweet bakers chocolate, milke chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate chip cookie, vanilla, cany sugar, earth coffee. taste gets better as it warms up a little. taste is the least balanced version of the chocolate rain and grey monday. kind of a spicy aftertaste. warm alcohol finish, not my best version of the black tuesday versions, but it’s still pretty damn tasty!
umich03jm (2062) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Almost black pour with very little head. Huge sweet aroma of caramel, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, and whiskey. Tastes like burnt molasses, caramel, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and moderate whiskey barrel. Syrupy mouthfeel. A big beer but still would not guess over 19%. A must share beer because I could never drink more than 6 oz of it.
Pailhead (4931) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate moderate chocolate, coffee, maple syrup, light vanilla, oak, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a minimal beige ring for a head. The flavor starts with sugary chocolate, molasses, and sweet maple syrup. The finish has light-moderate coffee and a touch of anise. It’s medium-full bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Overall, the coffee is there, but it struggles to get by the sweetness. It’s still very tasty.
tectactoe (2055) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour, closer to black once it hits the glass. Looks thinner than expected. Meager tan film recedes to a very thin collar. Aroma of rich, deeply roasted coffee beans, oily & fresh with a light undertone of bitter chocolate fudge & roasted malt. Can’t smell the 19.2% ABV at all, smells very smooth. Heavy flavor! Very robust. Huge coffee bean profile, French roast style with a lightly smoky flavor, nice induced bitterness, a hint of creamy sweetness from the chocolate malt, & a bit of brown sugar. Alcohol is more noticeable on the palate for sure; but not hot at all considering how high it is. Simply warming. Mouth feel is thicker than it looked, but not as creamy or chewy as the likes of Black Tuesday or its other variants. A huge, robust beer, & a pretty great one.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a thin sized tan head. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and some wood. Alcohol burn down the throat as it finishes - but it is almost 20%. Sweet but not cloying.
madvike (2761) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Pours black as oil with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is a little rubbing alcohol, not much coffee, real sweet dark malt, brown sugar--just a mess. Taste is the same--sharp, boozy, warm, sweet. Some coffee, lots of chocolate, and molasses. Thick, slick, and not much carbonation. Just not good.
DesertDevil (534) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 750-mL bottle. Rather pungent nose of spiced, earthy coffee with a definite vegetal tone, dark chocolate, musty oak and a hint of bourbon. Pours cloudy dark brown without a head. Dark chocolate and spicy coffee blend for a solid taste, along with red chili flake, cinnamon, cardamom and very boozy bourbon. Relatively thick body with a sweet and spicy lingering finish. The best coffee beer the Bruery makes.
Habanero (2669) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma coffee, roasted malt, caramel and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and moderate bitter with an alcohol bite. Full bodied, oily textute and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.