dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017 crajun (1268) - , Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2016 re-rate 8/16 - actually showed up locally on tap at the GREAT Holy Grail............no change in rating...........but I think this is best with some age on it. much bourbon in aroma and taste but the sweetness of this is what got to me on draft. 2nd snifter was better. still love this.......................re-rate 01/15. 2 year old bomber. no change on raing 4.5. had warm and cool - better cool. at times this is perfection......................bomber to glass; rec’d in trade from storminnormin? 2011 bottle. WOWOW! lots of stuff in aroma; I can’t name all of them - alcohol, much chocolate roasts, CHOCOLATE. 5 for app (darrrrk) and palate (smooth and thick). Taste was near perfection - chocolate, choc. milk bourbon, slight vanilla, DAMMMMOT this is great - must find more!! tied for my highest rated beer ever!!!
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2017 - No.008) im 2017-12 getrunken. Dieses Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout ist so was von perfekt das ich nur Jubeln kann. Jede typischen Aromen in der Nase und Gaumen sind auf den Punkt hervoragend herausgearbeitet und miteinander total stimmig. So finden sich neben einer tollen Arabika Kaffeenote, eine leckeres hochprozentiges Kakaoaroma mit einer feinen Noten von frischen Waffeln, etwas Haselnüssen und sogar ein zarten Hauch von Blaubeeren. Ein sensationelles IStout. salvaticas (1001) - - DEC 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a pitch oily black. Nice aroma of wood, barrel, malt and alcohol. Light-ish bodied. Smooth finish but flavor not as pronounced as was expecting. Hopmaestro (1773) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma travel with soft bourbon , chocolates, sweet figs, licorice and all-around awesome. Taste is roasted malts with damp heavy bourbon soaked figs, licorice, barrel notes is apparent and the brew is really well balanced. A true classical imp stout. Dahlstrom (441) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2017 (14,5%). Black with a small mocha head. Strong aroma of malty caramel, bourbon, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with chewy texture. CraftBeerNick (2869) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Tap at Bottlecraft North Park, San Diego, 22nd November 17. Pours black thick and rich. Aroma is pungent barrel, coffee, leather, liquor. Taste is rich, barrel, slight sharpness, not overly sweet, fantastic impy.
OminouSC2 (924) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2017
Dark brown color, small brown head. Some sediments. Lovely aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and slight tobacco. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Warming finish from the alcohol. Really good. EerieDrinks (318) - Malmï¿½, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2017
300th Beer Rating! AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2017
2 finger tan head.
Pitch black beer, with some light bleeding through underneath.
Aroma is bourbon, toffee, milk chocolate, soy, prunes, vanilla and a hint of raisins.
Taste is dark chocolate, soy, dark roast coffee, burnt oak, vanilla, coconut and light chili heat.
Mouthfeel is medium-thick, velvety smooth and presents a very nice kick of bitterness and perfect carbonation, along with a sugary stickiness that lingers for a long time.
Overall: I figured this was going to be great but this is even better than I expected. Well, it should be for $15/355ml bottle. Totally worth the money though. Good balance between harsh, roasty flavours and the sweet, sugary notes. A tad bit too alcoholic at times if I'm to find faults but it is at 14,5% ABV so what the hell. Fantastic stuff and one of my new top 5 Imps.
How: Draught. scarletfire65 (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Where: SBWF 2017.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, some liquorice.
Draft at Fraunces Tavern in NYC with the wife. Soft oaky bourbon aromas. Lots of dark fruit, butterscotch, toasty malts, vanilla, oak. Super mellow finish. Outstanding.
FunkyF (1357) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
Flaska beställd från SB. Mörkt brun med ljusbrunt skum. Mustig doft av choklad och kaffe. Smak av choklad, kaffe och röda bär.