Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like coffee, chocolate, whiskey and dark malt. Not as much whiskey in the nose as some beers. Pours out a almost pitch black color, head was about 1/2 inch very dark color, recedes into fine bubbles on the edge of the glass. Wow tastes really nicely balanced between the expresso coffee notes, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Really nice mouthfeel too. There is a nice alcohol warming but it isn't hot, which is great for the style. Overall a dn good bourbon stout that is rich, smooth and finely balanced. My first Hoppin' Frog and I'm quite impressed!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.
adasko (2119) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap in BierCab. Ridiculous beer. Aroma - melted chocolate, belgian pralines, coconuts. Beautiful. In taste a little bit more coffee notes, less sweet than in aroma. Still - full of chocolate with super pleasant whiskey notes. Silky, smooth in the mouth. Staggering beer!
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush, London in April 2016 - Opaque Black in colour. Creamy dark beige head. Very Malty; roasty malts, oaty, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Fruity; hint of dark fruits. Hoppy; good balancing hop bitterness. Rich, smooth and rather syrupy. Sweet deep roast coffee and chocolate malty throughout. Great depth of flavour. Enjoyed this. Terrific BA Impy Stout! (2016-04-05)
bursprak (2769) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of roast, milky smooth chocolate, caramel, light coconut, some wood, vanilla fudge and some light ash. So damn smooth!
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense malty thick. Roast, tobacco, tar, wood, extreme intense. Cherries, dark chocolate, extreme rich. Moderate bitter, round and smooth. No alcohol, intense dark. Fascinating with wood in the end. Thick and great!
yourilevesque (1664) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un impérial stout shelf world class. Tout y est : la robe est profonde sans être opaque, la tête fait tourner les têtes, la pré-mousse... Cette pré-mousse qui prend quelques secindes à se firmer mais qui une fois en marche refuse de s’arrêter. Noble. Des arômes et des saveurs de malts chauffés, de whiskey des Lowlands, de la vanille provenant de la barrique et surtout, un chocolat. Celui-ci me renverse littéralement. L’avoine adoucit considérablement l’ensemble alors que les malts chauffés s’emparent de ma bouche qui se laisse seduure tout en douceur. Lw whiskey est plaisant sans être dur. Ronde et animée par une fine bulle qui me roule au palais, ce bomber que je me dome en solo me suffit à peine.
wombat23 (1089) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pour is viscous and almost black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey, dark malt, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee with perhaps a hint of smoke. Whiskey is complementary to the beer rather than overwhelming as in many other barrel-aged offerings by other breweries. Complex finish with an oily mouthfeel. Heavy-bodied. Fantastic.
darbeer75 (764) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: malty and sweet with a light whiskey scent that’s not overwhelming; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that lingers; Taste: starts malty with some whiskey but mellows into a surprisingly complex finish with lots of roasty coffee. Yum. Palate: heavy body with long, sweet/roasty finish; Overall: delicious. Would definitely buy again.
sokuzs1 (903) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: vanilla, whiskey, marshmallow, oak, fruity, alcohol, chocolate,
Taate: medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, marshmallow, fruity, coffee
BlazerT (856) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75cl bottle. Sensoric. Batch 2. Pitch black with medium, very thick, light brown head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma are dominant by roasted malts - mainly milk chocolate. Medium vanilla notes and sweet bourbon, also some molasses, brownie fudge and lightly earthy character. Of course like in non-BA version cocoa nibs are noticeable, but do not play the first role. Still there is some booze in the background, but not as much as in regular version. Characteristic wooden notes are also noticeable. Taste is between semi-sweet and semi-dry, constant during whole of degustation. Full body, thick as hell/very oily, soft carbonation, finish is astringent, dry and definitely roasted. No ABV warming. In general the BA process transform this beer to higher level. The barrel makes it more smooth, sweet and drinkable.