furthur (1193) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2017 prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick deep brown and a nice dark tan head. The aroma is overwhelming of bourbon and sweet chocolate. Just by the aroma you can tell it’s a strong beer.
Taste is very complex and rich, dark chocolate mixed with coffee and maybe some vanilla, bourbon and oak are strong as well without one flavor dominating, it’s a bit hard to put a finger on what your tasting at a single moment. The bourbon might be the most dominate which kinda detracts from the beer goodness I know is underneath.
The mouthfeel is indeed very thick and rich and to be honest a bit hard to drink by itself and needs a nice food complement to I think fully enjoy the nuances of this beer.
Overall a great beer, but a couple things need to be better balanced to hide the bourbon a bit more and to ease the drinkability... needs to be smoothed out. I had a 2011 bottle so it’s likely aged bottles will be better balanced.
Bottle dates 2013, finally getting to this. Black beer, slight gusher, head crashed. Aroma is toast, cookies, whiskey, molasses, shoyu, vanilla, dried cherries. Taste is chocolate, cookies, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, dried cherries. Palate is thick and chewy, carbonation subdued. The taste is just intense, a bit sweet, but wow! dambor (700) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours balck. Aroma: barrel, vanilla, dark, fruit coffee. Taste: thick vanilla and coffee flavor. BlazerT (1105) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Pitch black, sticky. Moderate oxidzied, caramel, burnt, dark chocolate and toffee notes. Some plums, vanilla, oaky character. Moderately boozy in taste and aroma. Too boozy, very sweet, but nice oxidized, organic and sugary character. heman (1004) - Tychy, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Aromat intensywny, melasa, czekolada, nuty porto w tle, a także wanilia. Alkohol bardzo wyraźny, kojarzący się wprost z wódką.
W smaku nie tak pełne jak się spodziewałem. Nuty palone, ciemny karmel, melasa, gorzka czekolada. Niuanse kokosa. Alkohol czysty i bardzo wyraźny. Całość trochę jak bogata nalewka czekoladowa. gr_pa (702) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Dark brown, low carbonation, low head. Aroma: oxidation, dates, toffee. Very sweet, full body, lots of alcohol. Very complex, but also lots of alcohol. Dry fruits, sweet malt and lots of alcohol.
Borup (14501) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, oak and vanilla. klm1 (1536) - Bled/SF, - JUN 13, 2017
Batch 2015 with 19.9% abv.@
Pours oily black opaque with dissipating brown creamy head. Aroma: huge
roasted grain, dark malts character, intense dark fruits esters, vanillin, oak, leather, bourbon.
Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, dark malts with notes of tosted toffee, burnt caramel, coffee, cocoa dark & milk chocolate, supported with notes of esters, which takes on dark fruits, like prunes, plumes, vanillin, oak, leather and bourbon. Slightly tannic, astringent, dry finish. Full, thick body, smooth texture, moderatr carbonation. Fresh one would be hard drinkable. Dorkenstein (543) - - JUN 10, 2017
Aromas of bourbon and molasses, with dates and figs. Taste is leather, strong bourbon, molasses, dates, figs, and cherries. Strong leather and bourbon after taste and warming of the chest. KennethArd (570) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2017
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, milk chocolate & some oaky burned notes. Unfortunately the alcohol is too much in focus. It’s black with no head. The taste is medium sweet with a dry finish & then again the alcohol is too much in focus. Medium body, oily texture & soft carbonation. MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Caramel, toffee, molasses, alcohol. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, caramel, soft carbonation, full bodied. Great Impy, would never have thought this to be that high in ABV. Keg at MBCC Yellow Session, Copenhagen.