Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of brown head - sirupy thick. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, and vanilla, leading to a bitter finish. RobertDale (6977) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
500 ml. shared bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and wood. More please! ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 723/864. Originally reviewed
10/29/2012. Small khaki head. Not quite inky. Wispy lacing.
Smells of tons of black patent malt. Light bourbon. A big oaky presence, more than the bourbon and vanilla.
Lots more barrel blends into the flavor. Bourbon is still light, but vanilla and caramel come out. Dark fruit flavor right at the front, which might be a byproduct of the alcohol and black patent malt. Lots of molasses. Gives it a bitter flavor in the back. Bitter. Not really chewy, but easy to drink at this ABV. The molasses gives it a sweet flavor that implies viscosity, without it actually being there.
Second time having this it was significantly better than the first. I was also smashed the first time. It would be really good with more barrel presence. Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - AUG 26, 2015
A special occasion needs a special brew. Lovely at both smell and taste, one of the best in a while. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Une bière noire à la mousse couleur café et onctueuse. Je dois de prime abord mentionner que Shaun m’a véritablement impressionné avec cette Impériale Stout; ce type de bière n’étant pas la spécialité de la Maison, j’ai été cette fois sidéré! Nez d’une complexité remarquable de malts fumés, de mélasse, de toffee, de caramel, d’anis et de bourbon. C’est à s’y perdre tellement c’est beau et équilibré! Les saveurs de vanille, de fruits confits et en général de gâteau aux fruits au Cognac. Prodigieuse concoction, à la fois riche, savoureuse et légère d’une des plus belles brasseries de ce monde!
Advocate_Ames (636) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours dark with a fine brown head that dissipates to end up hugging my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate, sweet malts, booze, some vanilla, and a mild fruit character. As I taste this I pick up on a full and rich body. I noticed bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, buttery caramelized candy syrup, cocoa, and dark fruit. The finish was rather nice and it was kind to my palate. Overall this beverage very enjoyable and is worth obtaining. Share with a good friend. McNeillR (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Thickest black with little glint of viscosity and a thick oily battery rust orange lacing. Decadent coconut, wheatsheaf and kola cube bourbon sweetness. Lean liquorice roast throughout and softly sweet initial taste. Dank steamy choc, dark without being full clown cocoa bitterness. Neat bitterness in the back end. Smooth and creamy without being overly cloying and a nice aniseedy bitter pinch on the lift. Finish is not dissimilar, evenly paced and a linger of liquorice and roast blackcurrants. It looks the part and walks the walk, with a nice wee nudge of boozey bitterness on the fade but is subdued and more ashen than I’d hoped. BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
car tasting, thanks to the Birmingham stars aligning.
Thanks to the legends that allowed this to happen. Black with tan head. Thick aroma, molasses, wood, chocolate. Taste of salty licorice, molasses, chocolate, oak. Super sweet with a little heat. Delish cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at brum tasting.. Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark heavy roast.. Big bourbon.. Light coconut nose.. Dark roast malts... Dark roast... Long dry chocolate bitter.. Big chocolate big malts... Somedark roast suger... Soft meaty malt.. Heavy roast jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, fudge nut brownie, oak and roast chocolate. Full body.