culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2017 Rune (13507) - Tromsø, - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2011, 10 % abv, kept in the cellar after buying a 330ml bottle at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen over a year ago. Almost jet black body with a deep brownish shade. Dense, rocky fawn-coloured head reduced to a patchy layer. Smell of earth and dark chocolate malts added by a smooth hoppy twist. Fine blended taste of dark chocolate, burned sugar, grain and a drop of vanilla. Roasted bitter endnotes with a hint of coffeee far behind. Dry and soft on the swallow. Masked alcohol and surprisingly easy to drink. Enjoying (Tromsø, 28.12.2012).
Draught at City Beer. Black with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit. Warm boozy start, dry malt, fruit on licorice, very dry base. Sour finish. JuanFlk80 (348) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2017
Botella de Tercer Tiempo Tienda (Santander) Espuma densa marrón, olor fuerte a malta torrefacta, cacao y café, sabir maltoso torrefactado con bastante toque de cacao, caramelo, café, cuerpo medio-denso. JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017
Dark beer that's not too filling or too thick.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Murrow (111) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with brown head. Rich, sweet, malty aroma. Flavors of slightly bitter coffee, chocolate, a little tart fruit. Rich mouthfeel. Warming finish with some hop bitterness and a little cloying sweetness left behind. Some good flavors here, decent complexity. A good imperial stout. yoxik75 (199) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Piana drobna kremowa trwała, zdobi szkło. Kolor czarny. Aromat słodki, owoców suszonych, wiśni w czekoladzie, karmel, bardzo przyjemny ale średnio intensywny. Smak o kurcze ale to dobre, są wspomniana z aromatu owoce, gorzka czekolada, likierowa słodycz, kawa, palonośc, akcenty chmielowe leśne, żywiczne stonowane czasem leżakowania, goryczka wyraźna. Piwo słodkie z czekoladowo paloną kontrą i wysoką owocowością. Alkohol ukryty nasycenie niskie, wysoka pijalność, całość zagrała wyśmienity RIS. WOW
dnicolaescu (2709) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 17, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Pitch black with a dark espresso head. Huge aroma of dried dates, candied fruit and sticky molasses, maple syrup, the black malts are barely noticeable. Slight hints of salty roast and booze. The taste is good balance of dark fruit, dark sugars and molasses, roasted malts, moderate grassy hops and a touch of alcohol. Rich and easy drinking body. Very good. (Backlog 16-JAN-2017). GhostS (516) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 16, 2017
Aromă de lichior cu ciocolată, malț bine prăjit, puțină cafea răcită, ceva miere întunecată.
Gust cu amăreală arsă, practic explozivă și dominantă din start, se domolește apoi, făcând loc unei ușoare dulceți de fructe negre cu malț ars, cafea tare cu puțin alcool, note de gudron și lemn ars; final amar, cu multă arsură și puțin alcool.
Bună și tare, atât pe plan de amăreală cu gust ars, cât și alcool. MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Dark chocolate, cacao, dark roast coffee, dark, very toasted malts. Hazy, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More cacao, dark chocolate, light citrus fruits, lemon, more dark malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Impy, not too heavy, quite refreshing palate. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to The_Osprey! The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
July 2017 - Bottle share at LKS. As 'Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room', 2011 vintage, 10%. Opaque black, small ring of brown head. Aroma is meaty, sugary, blueberry, some mint. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is tart and earthy, metallics, spicy. A bit metallic and tart – age hasn't been overly kind to this one. That's the risk you take! (5-4-4-4-12=2.9) Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Appearance: Opaque near black. Finger of mocha small to medium bubbles.
Nose: Smoky. Deeply roasted malt. Black coffee notes. touch sweetness.
Taste: Dark nearly scorched malts. Bittersweet with chocolate, and dark coffee and smoke.
Body: medium to fuller with soft carbonation
Parting thoughts: I have no clue what is going on with the name of this beer. it’s potent, complex and flavorful. Pricy and hard to find. Intriguing. You don’t see touches of smoke very often.