Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours near-black with a short tan head. The nose carries some nice wine and dark fruit notes along with light oak. Some roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Flavor has nice wine and fruit notes along with roasted malt. Quite complex. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Nice wine character; mellow. Impressive. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
20th March 2010aleph (231) - - APR 7, 2012
Opaque black beer. Short chocolate coloured head. Soft palate, fairly dry. Rich dark malt. Dark unsweet chocolate and coffee. Undertone of plummy fruits, minerals and spice. The red wine is subtle and somewhat out muscled by the Impy Stout characteristics. Gets a little more winey as it warms up. Hangs together pretty well.
Bottle @ Mikkeller with Gordon. Black. Very, very vinous with doses of vanilla and complex barrelling. Molasses, chocolate, blending with the best dark fruit notes I’ve yet experienced. Best collaboration brew? I think so. Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
0.375l bottle from 2009 @ Mikkeller Bar. The last beer this time unfortunately.. Anyhow, the pour on this one is a black as I’ve ever seen. Besides Mikkeller’s Geroge and Struise - Double black, this is the deepest blackest beer I’ve ever seen, and it has a tiny chocolate head that’s almost not worth mentioning since it fades extremely quickly. The aroma is also deep deep dark, roasted, has a nice perfect sweetness, lots of barrel and vanilla tones, dark rich berries, burned toast and some extreme dark chocolate. Amazing.. Fantastic rich and chewy texture in this one as well, just the way I like it. Rich, thick and so satisfying. Daaark and roasted flavors, molasses up to your knees, tons of Belgian dark chocolate, a chili-like burning twitch in the finish that just makes everything even more interesting. Warming with a vanilla-oaky-coconut-dark fruity aftertaste that’s just lasting forever! So good this one, I would have no problems drinking this all day long. Sip sip - I’m in love! 08.01.2012 craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Incredible thanks to GT2 for procuring this bottle! Black with absolutely no head. AWesome nose of vinous dark fruit, cherry, chocolate ganache, raspberry, Chambord, and cognac. The flavor is more roasty with dark chocolate notes, but also some sweet marzipan, vanilla, and yogurt-flavored Ritter Sport. Light silky palate. Really awesome stuff!
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
375mL thanks to anders37. Pours near ink black with lower carbonation and no head formation. Nose is quite complex and rich- what a treat. Mild red wine brightness, soy, dark chocolate truffle, raspberry chocolate, rich complexities with no off character. Taste is sharply bitter, cedar, mild lactic red wine, raspberry dark chocolate, hints of spritely Chambourd and Godiva blend. Oh man it’s good. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Uber black pour with a thin tan veneer. Ganache, cherry chocolate, mocha, hints of ethanol, roasty cocoa nib, and espresso dominate. Thick silky palate with a syrupy but roasty finish. Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Completely flat black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate covered brandied cherries, vanilla. Taste is smooth vanilla, butnt coffee, bright fruit, port. Really nice. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2012
No.1 / 2009: Thanks SFHOdense for getting me this one!
Medium vast brown head on top of a pitch black beer. The pour looks delicious, the filled glass looks even better and the smell that hits the nose is already incredible!
The looks and smell of this beer are so promissing!
Smell full soft smooth mix of vanilla, soft wood, light hint of roasted malts, soft oakyness, but mostly the vanilla that soft and gently hits the nose. Delicious.
Hmmm... Like to smell this all night long, so deep and intense!
Taste is a soft smooth light boozy (but so good balanced) mix of vanilla, roasted malts, burned malts, burned wood, medium to full bitter, coffee, espresso, pure chocolate.
Aftertaste is maybe the roughest of all, though still not in any way (too) rough. Some deep roasted malts and bitterness in the aftertaste with a hint of oaky vanilla tints.
Low carbo, soft ilky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
This is supper soft, thick, uber tasty and just in any way delicious!
Note: drinking this partly with a cheesecake on the side, another delicious treat! IluvatarMilan (309) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Pure oil coupled with a mighty brown head. Rich aroma of vanilla, chocolate and cream. Taste is insanely smooth, powerful coffee, mild chocolate. Aftertaste is slightly astringent with some bitter tones, a great way to balance the intial velvet force.