yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Thx Tony. Some tan bubbles form on top of a next to black body. Licorice, molasses, coffee, malt candy and some roasted malts in the aroma. Slighlty warming on the palate, full-bodied and soft, with flavors of licorice, coffee and molasses, as well as beef stock and roasted malts. Lots of licorice towards the lasting finish. A complex and wonderful stout I’d really like to have again. 120608 gunnfryd (15275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. dark amber colour with a beige head. aroma is butterscotsch, buillon, licorice, malt. Flavour is alcohol, licorice, candy, hop, cocoa, chocolate. Nice beer. Beer5000 (6734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2012
275 ml bottle, 2005 vintage. Dark brown, almost black body with a small and fast disappearing tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, liquorices, dry fruit, soya, molasses and warming alcohol. Flavor is sticky sweet malt, some burnt malt, liquorices, broth, warming alcohol and bitterness. Full body and long, sweet aftertaste. Impressive beer, still a bit to sweet for top score. Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle 275ml @ homeGeokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2012
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, licorice, tobacco, chocolate, raisin and plums. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted malt and licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Pours dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, some roasted notes, chocolate and malt candy. Flavor is sweet and malty with a lot of licorice , some malt candy and beef-stock. Medium body, soft carbonation.Really nice .
imdownthepub (15330) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
Bottled, 275ml, a gift from my brother some time ago. Black with blueish edge and tan head. Rich and smooth with a heavy fruity note, luscious depth, some roasty blackened malts and a blackberry edge, a little vinous. The alcohol has been taken into the body. Good stuff. SilkTork (5854) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle pulled from reakt’s bag on the Harvey’s tour. Ian the brewer then produced his brewing records which showed that the Bicentenary Stout was the same recipe as the Impy Stout, but not brewed as long, so no Bret, more body, sweeter, and less abv. I found it smooth and packed with flavour. It was soft and lingering. No Bret. Creamy. More drinkable but less interesting than the Impy. [4.2] DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to ang had on the harveys brewery tour. Alround rating: Roasty, quite sweet plummy fruits, bit of chocolate, bit of banter, but finishes up dry. Drinkable stuff.