faroeviking (10840) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Botella. Black colour, medium light brown head. Sweet roasty malty aroma, dark fruits, chocolate, spice bit. Flavour is sweet with roasted malt and dark fruits along with chocolate and alcohol. Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bottle split at RB Best Hotel Lobby Share, post festival, 31/01/16.
Light black wuth a decent tan cap.
Nose is roast malts, light charr, chocolate, spice.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, chocolate, black peppery spice, roast malts, faint coffee, dark toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Sippable Impy ... ticks the style boxes but a touch basic. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is deep brown with a minimal tan head. Flavor and aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, and roast. Finish has a bit of grass and coca cola. biirusaikou (2705) - - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Dark chocolate, gently creamy, raisin, licorice, touch of coconut, notes of bourbon spice, umami and cola as it warms, fairly dry finish with a red pepper edge. Not bad at all, quite a beergeek pleaser, rich yet balanced and only gently warming. mR_fr0g (11904) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Thanks to ferris? Clear caramel mahogany brown, loose mid tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel. Nutty. Brown bread. Sweet. Flavor is composed of sweet, brown bread, nutty brown bread stale caramel. Palate is semi sweet. Moderate carbonation.
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, oxidation, a bit of fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with coffee, some dark fruits, oxidation. Medium-bodied. Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has toasted malts, light earth, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with aged chocolate, some damp earth, hints of dark fruits, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, more toast, cocoa, dried berries. So so. Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle - Nice roasty notes and tons of cocoa. Jet brown black with a light brown head. Roasty, dark fruit and cocoa. Solid. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
330 ml bottle. Thanks to Timo A!
Black color with a tiny tan head.
Dryness, berries and darkish malt in the aroma.
The flavor is licorice, sweetness, malt and molasses.
Quite easy Imperial Stout. Sweetness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2015
2015 bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a half-finger tan head that dissipates but lingers for a while. Dark fruit aromas early on and as it warms, bourbon and oak (weird in a non-barrel aged beer, but it’s there), chocolate, ovaltine and roasted coffee all come out. The chocolate really stands out as well as the coffee as it warms. Not sweet at all and really well-balanced. Nice chocolate finish with some roasted coffee and light bitterness that lingers. Very solid.