jbruner (4702) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2017 aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW, I have not been this impressed with an Impy for quite some time. Dark chocolate, toasted oak, coffee and caramel nose. Clean and decadently rich on the palate with an almost delicate mouthfeel. Very complex and rounded with flavors that compliment each other from beginning to ever so wonderful lingering end. Todd may be Flossmoor’s loss but he is definitely our gain.
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin bubbly tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild vanilla barrel character and a hint of mild soy oxidation, light chocolate maltiness. Taste follows, this barrel is not my favorite, and I feel like age took a little bit away from it. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is another solid beer. alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, roast, oak, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavors are the same. This was not quite as smooth and showed more woody qualities. Still pretty nice treatment. Christos (5696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5%, BR1/2012 on the bottle.
Black coloured body with one finger of thick dark brown head on top, average retention.
Aroma of liquorice, olive pit, some bourbon but not as strong as I expected.
Taste is mildly sweet, with light bourbon, soft alcohol, chocolate notes, light roasted character, a bit of vanilla too every now and then.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Erzengel (8626) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
Smooth fresh beginning. Nice smooth brown malt with a smooth alcoholic whisky in the background. As the whisky is not too distinctive here, the beer is in total a bit flat in aroma. The Imperial Stout is great smooth and round, but the wood is soft in the background and the whisk is only in its alcoholic aroma there. The beer is a bit sweetish as there is no real counterpart. The aftertaste is wood with smooth sweetish milk chocolate.
Koelschtrinker (20245) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiv malziger Beginn, dabei süß mit Kaffeenoten. Die Schokoladigkeit nimmt zu, vollmundig, etwas würzig, minimal bitter. Intensiver Nachhall, geringfügig alkoholisch. Würzig, zum Ende deutlich alkoholisch. 10/11/11/11/12/11
Beerhunter111 (20371) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Honig, Karamell, schokoladig, alkoholisch. bytemesis (8257) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 2012. Pours opaque black with a smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is fully sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon, but not overpowering. Nice blend of stout and barrel here. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. One of the good ones. Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma and taste malts, whiskey nicely slight sweetness, oak, light roast, nice bitter finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice one! Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster:
Black body with crey beige light brown head.
Aroma is bourbon, roast, liquorice, liquor...
Flavour is roasty, brown sugars, molasses, bitters, wood, light malt roast...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, bourbon, spice, liquor, light laurel, liquorice, some wood...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.