railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This poured black with a small tan head witha flavor of roasted malts and chocolate and it had a nice kick to it as it warmed with a whiskey flavor and a sweetness to it but the whiskey was not overwhelming which was really nice overall this was enjoyable and would like to get a hold of again.CHEERS! KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
[To celebrate my 1600th rating] Black with tiny light brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, wood and whiskey notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, wood, vanilla and whiskey notes. Ends with warming alcohol. Excellent! joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and hops.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits, whisky, chocolate, hops and liquorice with roasted notes.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle courtesy of thewolf: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light whisky notes with some light black chocolate. Taste is also a mix between some light whisky notes, some black chocolate and some light sweet malt. Thinner body then expected with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I appreciated the fact that the whisky barrel-aging was not dominating but I dislike the thin body and the lack of character. Maybe my expectations were too high of the Abyss that we drank before this one totally blew my palate but I have to admit that this one was a disappointment. Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
This was a great brew. Charcoally notes tagged along with a tremendous chocolate bitterness with a big whisky kick really make this dry drinking brew a tasty treat.
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
(Bottle, thanks rickgordon!) Pours black. The aroma is heavily malty with roasted and light burned barely, some graininess, whisky, vanilla, butter, coffee, burned rubber, brow sugar, burned liquorice along with a nice alcohol warmth. Some sweet and subtle fruitiness in the undertones. The nose is all about the malt with a well integrated and not to strong oak touch. The flavour is fat with liquorice and coffee up front but also some notes of whisky and chocolate cream. Heavily roasted and light to medium burned. The oak is perfectly integrated in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is heavy and oily. Lingering roasted aftertaste with oak in the background. Full bodied. This is an ass kicking Imp! tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle from cgarvieuk. Best before 31/08/2008. The pour is black, but not opaque. The head look like that upon a frothed cappacino. I’m picking up the usual suspects in the nose, though much more in harmony with each other then a lot of its type. A complex blend of of oak, whisky, vanilla, toasted marshallow, and a very nice layer of smoke. Mmmmm. Chocolatey. The whisky character is totally unoffensive. A pleasant oaky dry flavor. Medium body. Average carbonation. Dry finish. I tend to like my imperial stouts a bit fuller body. That being said, this is soooo easy to drink, and the flavors are all in close to perfect balance. Thanks so much, Craig. Fukito (1064) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Craig´s, november 07. Regaliz, cinnamon, treacle aroma with some molasses notes. Bitter chocolate, cognac flavor with some medicinal notes. Full mouthfeel. Flavor coats you mouth in a velvety way and leaves a rounded chocolate aftertaste. Not so opaque black color with shinny ruby hues and a beige rim. Excell flavor packed chocolate madeira imperial stout. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
NorCal December ’07 - Another huge THANK YOU goes out to oh6gdx for sending me this one. It’s a fantastic beer on it’s own, but after having the 001 batch, I think that’s quite a bit nicer. But as I said, this is still a great beer.
The beer pours out a dark brown, almost black hue with a next to nothing brown head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and sweet malts. It’s a very strange mixture but it works very well. Mouthfeel is full, round and smooth. Flavors are chocolate, roasted malts, and whiskey. Not nearly as complex as batch 001, but just as enjoyable. larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
Bottled. Thx rickgordon.
Pitch black with a small, eige head.
Oak, cedar, whisky, salty licorice, chocolate vanilla, coffee...
Thick and oily.