Vells (1564) - Rîga, Latvija, - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Dark ruby almost black with thin brown head.
Not very intense, but decent roasted malts, coffee, quite hoppy, bread, caramel, chocolate, licorice
Light sweet with long roasted bitterness finish. Bit sticky. Lightly smoked. Nice one
anstei (1073) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, as a classic great ImpStout. Sweet, intense and heavy. A bit sticky. Cocoa powder. I waited for this beer 20 months after not buying it the first time, and it almost lives up to that. But just almost.
SinH4 (2573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with tan head. Aroma is coffee, black chocolate, some vanilla. Taste is vanilla, crème brûlée, chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Good Impstout.
wrlangin (138) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours jet back with medium dark tan head. Mild aroma of chocolate and perhaps some coffee. Flavour is much bolder - bitter chocolate, coffee, hops, and malt. More bitter (in a good way) and less sweet than other imperial stouts. Really good.
Interesting note. I had the Batch 2.18 barrel-aged stout yesterday and it did not have the happiness and bitterness that the iStout has. Either it mellowed with the ageing or has a different base stout.
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Kauge (1558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from eDrinks (€ 4.58). BB unreadable, again! Pours dark brown with creamy mocha head that drops to form a ring and a film. The aroma is thick, sweet, dark roast, fudgey, chocolaty. Tastes sweet with slightly herbal bitter finish. A bit harsh but otherwise lovely, the 10.0% is rather well disguised. Not among the most enjoyable of Impies but alright. Can’t really push up the score in any category...
explosivedog (195) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint at Vulture’s Lane. Extremely dark, like super dark. Strong coffee and caramel flavours with a slightly milky finish. Excellent.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee.
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer, small off-white head. Nose is chocolate, soy, roast, coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, citric hops, bitterness, touch of soy. Wood and smoke notes in the finish, citric hops, licorice, roasty acidity. Lingering roast plus citurs from the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Big and heavy beer, heavyness is nicely offset by the hops.
Marc280 (46) - - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, big beer! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma isn’t as strong as I thought it would be, but has coffee and malty notes. Love the taste, big bold malty and coffee flavour with nicely balanced bitterness. Wouldn’t think you’re drinking a 10%ish beer. Clean finish with low carbonation. Would happily have more!
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martjoobolut (2924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours black with brownish head. The small head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, dark chocolate, smoke. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, malt, some smoke, and hops. Finish is roast bitter with some sweetness. Overall: very nice.
gegwilson (3152) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Pours pitch black with a nice thick foamy head. Light liquorice aroma. The taste is rich liquorice and a little coffee. A bit of a liquorice bomb. Big bitter finish. Superb oily mouthfeel. Very good indeed.