rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medicine. Appearance is brownish black with a thin chocolate head. Sticky spots of lacing. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, coffee, oak tannin, cough syrup (minimal). Palate is thick and coats the mouth nicely. Sweet upfront with a balanced back palate bitterness and astringency. Overall- Fantastic, certainly one of the best tasting and balanced Imperial stouts. ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2016
22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine. BR 1 2015. Purple wax. Dark brown in color with a frothy light brown head. Drippy lacing on the glass. Heavy barrel and bourbon on the aroma. Dark roast. Licorice and vanilla. Taste is more on the dry, roasty side up-front, sliding nicely into a slightly sweeter closing. Nice full bodied, roasty mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable for a beer this high in ABV, but definitely meant to be a sipper.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. BR 1/2014. Thanks Timo A!Jultsu (975) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Black color with a small creamy tan head.
Sweetness, malt and whiskey in the aroma.
Sweet whiskey and sweet malt in the flavor. Warms. Smooth as silk. Full and rich. I’m still not convinced it’s worth 38 eur. Well, let’s celebrate Timo’s 50 years!
@ISKTR 2016. Bottle run no. BR 1/2014. Mustanruskea, niukka reunoille vetäytyvä kahvivaahto. Tuhti tuima tuoksu, suklaatakin? , suutuntuma suussasulava kahvi, alkoholi yltyy suussa viipyessään, lakritsaa, kurkussa polttavaa alkoholia, perus nektaria. Miellyttävä kokonaisuus, vaan itse kaipaisin enemmän hapokkuutta ja yläpäätä. Sangen nautittava kuitenkin. olio (10260) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
651 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2016. 2014 vintage, purple wax. Br. 01/2014.
tiong (7263) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Pours black color with a small beige head. Roasted malts on the aroma, bourbon, wooden notes, caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, wooden tones, dryness, bitterness. Complex and rich, very nice.
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, buttery notes, vanilla and oak. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, hints of buttery notes and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, butter and coffee. Pretty good. laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65,1 cl bottle @ ISKTR ’16Mark_Eck (1948) - - AUG 1, 2016
BR 1 2014, purple wax
Aroma is sweet and very "American". Fruitiness, licorice and vanilla. Feels already sticky even though I have not tasted yet. Flavour has alcohol, licorice, sweet vanilla tones and wood. Alcohol balances the sweetness here. A slow sipper. Wait, no, THE slow sipper.
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate. kathouse (1888) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours brown, dark, and brooding with a light brown head. Burnt sugar, toasted almonds, and toffee aromas. Flavor is plums, but heavy on licorice, smoke, and coffee too. The finish mellows out with a residual sweetness that I find very appealing. Christos (5741) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, purple wax, BR 3/13. Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of thick, brown head on top, with quite good retention
Aroma has lots of bourbon, wood, iodine, plums, molasses, dark fruits, nice hints of alcohol.
Sweet taste with plenty of bourbon again, light liquorice, dark fruits, plums, burnt sugars, wood, alcohol, light vanilla.
Medium body with soft carbonation. Sticky on the palate.