Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Appearance: Deep black brown. Finger of tan bubbles.
Nose: Deeply roasted malt notes, a touch nutty. Definite bourbon barrel qualities of oak, vanilla and booze.
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee and a very definite mineral aspect, limestone if I’m not mistaken. Bourbon barrel aspects mid to finish.
Body: Full and soft.
Parting thoughts: A big, strong, and complex imperial. Quite good. Sort of paled in comparison to the others I was sampling.
SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottled. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, biscotti, vanilla, toffee, coconut, dark fruit, marshmallow, chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, dark fruit, biscotti a bit. Wow, that’s good. Bourbon heavy. Excellent. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Sample at Lizardville Westerville during the Evil Twin Beer and Doughnuts Night event on 05/16/2017. Brown-black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of bourbon, malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt, vanilla and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Good beer overall. MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Sweet, dark, creamy malts, bourbon, light smoked flavours, molasses, sweet coffee. Black, tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark toasted malts, sweet grain, caramel, biscuit, soft carbonation, full bodied, soft carbonation. Beautiful Impy, rich and complex. Keg at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. weihenweizen (3826) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a cup. Black with small beige head. Aroma is bourbon, medium/thick body, lower carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is nice bourbon and chocolate.
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Intensywna wanilia, bourbon, słodka, mleczna czekolada, ciasteczkowe, kawowe, palone, ale na słodki sposób. Długie, waniliowe, bourbonowe posmaki. Gładkie, kremowe, ułożone. Mega. chinchill (5010) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2017
Large shared bottle.
Smells very good and tastes even better, with a clear but not overdone contribution from the bourbon barrel aging, good balance and complexity.
Smooth, full body. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is vanilla and caramelish. Toasted malty. Caramelish. Sweet and lingering caramelish finish. Vanilla and wooden far finish. kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Nice addition to the original. Sweet and bready with heavy roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, oak and bourbon. Pretty beer and oily and heavy. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2017
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
Evil Twin’s bigger beers are a treat I love to sample when I don’t have to spring for a full bomber. This world class version makes it evident that they know their stuff as well as anyone. I look forward to the next time I stumble across a tap handle in a local bar.
Aroma / Appearance - A dense black fluid base crawls along the edges of the glass. Sticky legs trap the mocha head before merging into an oily heart. Oak, chocolate, coffee, and bitter raspberries drive home the thickness of this potent profile. The barrel aging does not go too far; you can still pick up enough of the base beer to get a sense of what it would be like in comparison.
Flavor / Palate - Raspberry filled donuts, warm coffee, and oak meld into the perfect morning after breakfast. If you took a jelly donut and drowned it fruit filling and chocolate I imagine it would taste something like this. Decadent and rich the profile lends itself well to a nightcap. In a very crowded style with many peers it manages to carve out its own little niche.