godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, - OCT 2, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
cask at DdC anniversary. 11.5%. room temp. colour is pitch black and there’s almost no head, just a thin moka rim touching the glass. aroma has all the roasted malts and coffee like the regular version, but with the added oak and bourbon from aging. the oak and bourbon is intense in both the aroma and the taste, but not at all overwhelming. this was extremely well done. thick and heavy bodied, little to no carbonation. this was already my favourite beer on earth!
anders37 (24478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate coffee and woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, coffee bourbon woody vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla woody bourbon finish.
Scotty001 (559) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of roast malt, vanilla smoothness, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour of the aroma, well balanced. Excellent.
beerplace (1165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle (thx, Alex G.!). Bottled on 28-Apr-2016. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is coffee and some slight grassy and seeds notes. Taste is coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, some bourbon notes and booziness. Same aftertaste. This is a very good beer, but bourbon notes are almost hidden by the coffee ones, which are overwhelmed in this beer in my opinion. I would prefer more balance between coffee and bourbon.
marcus (9561) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a massive dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a hint of coffee. Transitions smoothly into a warm bourbon trail. Exquisite!
vtafro (7034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted coffee, oak, bourbon and vanilla aromas. Flavors are coffee, bourbon and vanilla forward.
DialSquare (4619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sparse old note from Hunahpu Day ’16: blackish, tan head. aroma of big boozy. tastes are coffee, bourbon, pepper, dark chocolate. shitty festival rating - would revisit if I have the chance.
teddybeer (3595) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3rd in my International Stout Day 2016. Black color with a beige head, shorto to medium retention, nice lacing. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, black ripe fruit with hints of bourbon. Flavor is slightly bittery, roasty, toasty, notes of coconut, good presence of alcohol and coffee beans with black chocolate. Light bitterness in the final, roasted mouthfeel. Dense and smooth on palate. One of the best Impy I’ve ever tasted...
drfabulous (7118) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour at Shelton Brothers. Pretty stellar big chocolate bourbon dark version of the regular.
AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Pitch black with a one finger light brown head N: Coffee, dark bitter chocolate, oak T: Coffee, salmiak, liqourice, oak, bourbon O: Very heavy on the coffee. Nice though.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Coffee and bourbon aroma, woody, vanilla, raisins, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Coffee and bourbon flavor, dark chocolate, woody, vanilla notes, warming alcohol, some tar. Heavy coffee stout.