ZodiacM (1350) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
LCI. Poured from the bottle. Like a bat out of hell... one awesome imp stout: bourbon, coffee, chocolate and..... booze. I love it! Awesome! rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Draft at the Himmeriget, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2015 vintage.
Jet black color with a small brown head.
Sweetness, Bourbon, roasted malt and alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is Bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruits, sweetness, alcohol and fruit liqueur.
Super rich and smooth. Strong Bourbon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pjotrapostou (411) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
W zapachu czekolada z wanilią, dużo beczki, ale nie jest zbyt dominująca. W smaku kawa, beczka, czekolada, wszystko bardzo dobrze ułożone. Słodycz perfekcyjnie komponuje się z wytrawnością. Struktura gładka, oleista, przyjemna. Bardzo dobre. czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bourbon in the aroma. Taste is very rich, first noble alcohol of bourbon, than vanilla and coffee in the after taste. Absolutely magnificent. A hint of roast, not too much. Wonderful. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Black with some brown hues near edges of pour, short lived slight brown head, no lacing. Aroma is bold with bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and some dark dark fruits (raisins come to mind). Taste is fairly sweet with bourbon and chocolate up front. Roasty light bitterness comes out in back half. Creamy full body. Very nice imp stout.
Nickls (2616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Nice solid tan head, mahogany nearly black body. Bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate and sweet dark fruit in the aroma. Lovely savory bourbon up front, but not too hot, vanilla, dark chocolate, and roasyty vanilla finish. Medium to heavier viscous soft body. the savory notes on this remind me of Jesusofvt’s wine and port barrel treatments of his Norrebro impy stouts. Really good. BroadestTom (457) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Aroma bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate full body, thick, creamy,
Overall this beer is amazing to me. It is so smooth and all the flavors are there. Rich and creamy this stout is worth the higher price tag. I would suggest this beer to a friend. kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon (big surprises), leather, dark fruit, molasses. Taste: holy moly. Smooth, rich, intense; vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roasted grains, bitter slightly boozy finish. Wow. Perfect impy stout taste. Top notch. oobawa (1856) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Massive stout, thick and oozy, pouring a heavy, impenetrable black with the slightest brown doughnut head. Smells of oak and chocolate with maybe a hint of smoke on the perimeter. Tastes like a burst of bourbon and Hershey’s syrup at first, but slowly backs off the sweetness until a sturdy oak backbone emerges. Flirts with dark cherry and raisin notes, then fades into a bitter chocolate-oak finish laced with boozy warmth. Tasty, if a bit hot. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2017
Appearance: opaque black with hints of brown around the margins, a short, short-lived loose beige head, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chocolate, coffee, bourbon, boozy dark fruit, oak, vanilla. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (9/10) Palate: full oily body, low carbonation, lingering bitter and warming finish. (5/5)
In my experience, bourbon barrel-aged stouts can often be a bit much. So can coffee and chocolate stouts. When a brewery decides to do both (as an Imperial!), well, it’s almost always more than a bit much. And this is most certainly more than a bit much. In just about every aspect, this thing is massive - yet surprisingly well-behaved. No single flavour dominates: chocolate leads the way, coffee occupies the middle ground, and bourbon dominates the woody warming finish, but neither seems unbalanced. Rich and complex, big and boozy, warm and smooth. Reminiscent of the couple of hopped whiskies I’ve had recently (and just about as expensive per ounce). (18/20)