arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2009 bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Semi-thick, black pour with quickly fading tan head. Nose of heavy bourbon, caramel, moderate dark fruit and cocoa. Flavor starts sweet bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa and finishes pretty roasty with trailing dark fruit. Somewhat boozy with burning finish. Mild plastic in the finish. Average to thin body, pretty dry with little to no residual sweetness. Pretty drinkable, but boozy. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Bottle (as: Double Barrel Russian Imperial Stout) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Roasted, fruity, wooden, lakridskonfekt, vanilla, high malty,light burned malts, coconut, sweetness, dark chocolate, oakey. OK. joergen (28146) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head,
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of dark chocolate and liquorice.
Sweet and roasted finish. Pinball (12154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
very dark amber, light brown head. roastd malts, wood, sweet malts, boozy bourbon notes. flavor is roasted malty, woody, bourbon boozy. tastes like it has seen a lot of wood. yespr (45463) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and caramelish. Smooth dark malty and chocolate dense. Smooth and toasted malty into a chocolate malty finish.
Ungstrup (37621) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Handbottled. A dark red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, wood, roasted malt, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Hand bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Comes as. "Big Rock Chop House Double barrel Russian Imperial Stout". Pours a cloudy dark brown with an orange hue - far from black - with a tiny beige head. Sweet roast and heavy Bourbon in the nose. Rich body, a little low in carbonation, very sweet roast, thick and syrupy, loads of vanilla and bourbon, licorice all-sorts style. Warming boozy finish. A sweet but delicious one. 190412 ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2012
bottle - 2011 vintage. Not the typical black pour I was expecting, rather it is a rich amber/brown color. The aroma is nice, not too over powering, but the bourbon comes through. Taste is smooth and not as heavy as a lot of other bourbon RIS’s. Clean finish. Only compliant was that is tasted a little watered down, or I look for a little fuller body for a beer like this. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
In short: A splendid complex Barrel aged Impy stout that doesn’t overdo the barrelsMadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
How: Bottle 12oz, 2011 batch, hand-bottle by brewer and forwarded to me by sarro, thank-you so much Kyle
The look: Opaque mahogany body topped by a large beige head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bakery black chocolate and moderate presence of bourbon barrels. Taste is creamy, chocolate cake, medium bourbon presence, vanilla, cashews, dates, burnt brown sugar, milky notes. Something about the velvety body and the whole beer felt like a cranked up oatmeal stout. Everything is so well integrated in this beer, it is almost to list flavour elements, it is like a big nice complex “one-flavor” beer. The barrel-aging-thing was not overdone and I almost suspect the barrel aged beer was re-blended with the fresh beer (this is the trick of brewer I know). I have a really hard time believing the advertise 12% (at least in this 2011 batch that I’m drinking) because this was absurdly easy to drink. Anyway, all that to say that it is an excellent beer deserving of a lengthy rating. And here are eight more words as bonuses.
Bottle. A nice blend of dark fruit, roast, coffee, molasses and chocolate.
The bourbon gives it a nice touch, but it’s nothing new. Still good though.