WillRunForBeer (2675) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2014 bottle with forest green wax shared by AdamChandler. Thanks, Adam! Tasted against the Woodford variant. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, coffee, , rye. Taste is chocolate, rye, coffee, oak. smoother and slightly sweeter than the Woodford variant. Chalumeaux (1570) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks AdamChandler. Aromas of vanilla coffee and light bourbon. Taste is smooth and sweet with notes of vanilla caramel and a nice lingering alcohol feel. Homer321 (5119) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Huge vanilla nose with light booze. Lots of cocoa but shirt of dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness and a touch of alcohol warming, especially as the beer warms. Good. SirLimpsalot (4288) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
@ SBWF 2015: Riktig fin med lite rökiga toner - mjuk och len munnkänsla och en välbalanserad eftersmak. Kaffe, choklad, toffee... Habanero (4723) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black, with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, caramel and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
rxeight (3111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2012 bomber, Spice, chocolate and vanilla. Very subtle barrel character. Has a bit of the malt getting old thing going on. I remember liking some of the others better, but sampled fresher. Probably would have been better fresh. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at small tasting at home. 2011 bottle, green wax.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol.
TASTE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol, too much? ... GlasgowTAD (1845) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Pours a burgundy brown with a mocha brown head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, oak, slight alco heat with a warm finish. McNeillR (2322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Dark, dark brown - not quite full on black with a brown glint. Decent sandy head, ringed and fairly viscous looking film. Nose is boozy peanut butter, off telling booze but a decent brassy woodiness. Solid brown sugar sweetness throughout, struggling choc but big bites of roast later on. Carbonation is viscous, with a dimpled booziness but for it being double figures is great - neat and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes lean sweet roast, more bitterness coming through and lingers out with a peppery brassy rye’d out sweetness. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, Cheers Steve-o, Beers I Hadn’t Known Tasting
Bottle thanks to Steve. Black with tan head. Aroma has lots of coconut, chocolate. Taste is rich, roasty, chocolate, oaky, vanilla, coconut. Nicely balanced, sweet and clean.