Garrold (5701) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017 Yorker (2090) - Holstebro, - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is rum, dark fruits, and vanilla. Flavour is much like the aroma - with some warming alcohol.
Boxed bottle. Missus bought this, as a gift, but can’t remember where from. Just about black. No head. Nose has black treacle. Dates. Figs. Liquorice root. Sugary espresso. Vanilla. Dark rum. Smells fantastic. Taste is sweet and sticky, with some liquorice, dark fruit bitterness. Really smooth mouthfeel, that belies the 15% easily. Rich fruit and vanilla oak booziness to finish. Delicious. nilsas (4658) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2017creppyiceman (1109) - POLAND - APR 14, 2017
(bottle) Maarten1993 (1373) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Aroma:rum,roasted malt,sweet chocolate,caramel.
Appearance:black color,almost no head.
Taste:sweet,flavour of sweet chocolate,rum ,roasted malt,raisins and plums,sweet malty/bready finish.
Palate:full body,quite boozy,low carbonation.
Overall:Rich and sweet sipper, athough even after 5 years of aging its still very boozy.
Drank 28-3 @Majid the night before going to Struise. Very balanced, but also rum. Really liked this one. 77ships (11412) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2017
Thank you Philippe! 330 ml. bottle split by 3. Obv. 2012 Vintage. Black with almost zero head. Nose is very sweet in a gravy, soy sauce fashion, quite boozy,.... No signs of oxidation here amazingly. It is bit too umami for me & lacks all complexity, it improves when you let it stand a bit & open up, getting some chocolate noes, very sweet, candy, umami, gravy, barrel treatment is seemingly all alcohol & no barrel character (that might be just the ABV of the base beer & not even the rum), finish is overly harsh boozy, feels boozier than even 15 % ABV, plastic, harsh,... Body is plastic soy sauce. Decent when i warms up a bit, very crued alcoholic umami brew. Others loved but I liked it quite a bit less.
Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2017
At BrewDog Brussels, vintage bottle from 2012 apparently. Bubbly, moussy, kind of loose, pale beige and quickly dissolving head, black robe with hazy burgundy edges. Strong bouquet of bitter chocolate, coffee liqueur, dried plum, hazelnut, old dry cardamom and star aniseed, mocha ice cream, vanilla, cayenne pepper, whisky, madera. Sweet onset, fig and raisin, some black olive-like umami traces and deeper sourishness, thick and oily body, softly carbonated, deep nutty and chocolatey maltiness, very pleasantly bittersweet, bit caramelly with spicy notes built on top, leading to a spicy finish where the aromatic spices are accompanied by alcohol warmth - if not heat - and lovely drying wood tannins. A totally different world from the old Belgian Christmas beers I grew up with, that much is clear, aged wonderfully. zacgillbanks (5548) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Aged for around 4 years. Inky black with a quickly disappearing thick tan head of foam. It has a very rich spicy red fruit, rum, whisky and chocolate flavour followed by an extremely warming roasted, spicy rum finish. Good but too boozy. Habanero (4887) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood and rum. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry with a little bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy. 🎄🎄🎄🎄 kerenmk (5270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle. Brown-black. Prune and dark chocolate, a little woodsy and ink and liquorice. Deep, sweet and complex taste of marshmallow, walnut, alcohol, vanilla. Full body and smooth, long prune and black raisins finish. deanso (10126) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 6, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of licorice.