tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2017
The good part of 10 years in cold cellaring with 9% abv stated on this bomber, poured to a tulip displaying good clarity to the darkest brown color, with some ruby highlighting, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and foamy dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was roasted, cocoa, malt sweetness, dark caramel, toffee. and a touch of vanilla. The taste was as the aroma notes, medium to full bodied, with carbonation that retained some noticeable spritz, complemented the roasted & earthy bitterness, and alcohol that was well incorporated at this point, and expressed some lingering warmth. No tannic or oaky overtones, but a smooth, and slightly silky texture that finished similarly. Impressive longevity for a quality product! moderrnlifeiswar (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2017
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Bottle (1 pint 6 oz). Pours dark brown-black with light tan head. Nose of vanilla, cream, and a hint of alcohol. Vanilla and cream upfront followed by chocolate notes in the finish. Little noticeable alcohol for a beer with 11% ABV.
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Bottled in September 2016, 12oz poured into a snifter: Almost black with a few bubbles. Boozy, chocolate aroma with smoke and vanilla. Bittersweet chocolate flavor, warm, with a woody bite. Slick, full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. It finishes with sweet caramel/ toffee flavor. SinH4 (4796) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Dark brown color with tan ring. Aroma is chocolate, lacto, chocolate. Taste is coffee, lacto, sweet molasses. Rather light mouthfeel.
HopsMuse12 (10) - homosassa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle bought in traverse city. Rum, molasses, chocolate. Too sweet for me. Brandman (2950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Black body, light brown had. Aroma has dark red wine with deep dark chocolate notes. Rhum like sweet molasses and dark sugars. SOme tobacco, alcohol, vainilla and all this in nice complex package. Flavour has chocolate, molasses and rich vainilla. Oily and sweet. tapefuzz (531) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is booze, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, and a little caramel. Taste is vanilla and bourbon with oak, chocolate, caramel, and a little roast. Some alcohol in the finish. Full body. Soft carbonation. Silk smooth mouthfeel. Mouthfeel isn’t as thick as some imperial stouts but it is very pleasing. mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a decent tan head. Aroma of wood and malts. Taste is rich and woody, hints of vanilla and bourbon. This a very good BA stout. Thumbs up! john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. Vintage 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Small beige head. Bourbon in the aroma. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, coffee, oak, vanilla and bourbon notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Sweet roast chocolate and toffee malty and fruity throughout. Easy drinking for ABV. Nice Impy Stout! (2015-11-29)