ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Southern Season. Another one Iíve been chasing for a while - this is impossible to find on the west coast. Pours thick inky black with a big brown head that laces well. Aroma is charred malts and a hint of syrupy sweetness. Taste is super dark roasty malts followed by big bitter hops. Lots going on here: dark chocolate, licorice, raisin, and a hint of bourbon. The dark malts and bitter hops dominate here, unlike many other imperial stouts where the barrel notes do.
jmcgavin12 (343) - Madison, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is full of dark rich roast malt, chocolate, espresso, and strong stone fruits. Slight hints of booze near the end. Flavor is amazing blend of heavily sweet fruits with a bitter long duration throughout. Great beer, Absurdly good
S_Side_Smitty (329) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, faint coffee, and something heavier than molasses - treacle maybe. Taste is smooth roasted malts & coffee up front, taking on a creamy (not quite) chocolate mid and finishing with an easy roasted bitterness.
darb85 (11) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A overlooked stout. I always stumble on it in my fridge and am always happy with it thanks bells
drjay44 (2335) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 7/26/13. Pours a medium, well retained, dark beige head, with some lacing over a black brown (SRM 40) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, hints of umami, ethanol.....taste is lightly sweet, with coffee, chocolate, dried fruits including plum, fig, hints of brown sugar, light beef tones, finishing with a soft bitterness.....mouth feel on the heavy side of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present but subdued, carbonation low with a soft finish. This is a lovely complex confection. The bitterness is subdued, but the balance is superb. BJCP 9/3/17/5/8
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, mocha, alcohol.
TASTE: coffee, mocha, alcohol, bitter aftertaste.
kwd1996 (14) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic stout. Beautiful aroma that seems a bit hoppy. Black in appearance. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter in taste. A full bodied, thick beer. Perfect for winter.
OKBeerFan (53) - - NOV 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely amazing Impy Stout. I just tried this for the first time tonight and it was a 2012. Wow super complex, picking up dark fruits, cherries, plum and raisin notes as well as chocolate, toffee, butterscotch as well. A year has done wonders on this beer.
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sitzds (133) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer, Ann Arbor poured into snifter. Midnight black with tall chocolate milk-colored head that leaves rings of lacing on the drink down. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and alcohol. Taste is similar - malty with chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors. Modest bitterness from hop and espresso supply balance. Full bodied, creamy, chewy, and thick texture, low carbonation, and a bit of burn on the finish.
GTPpilot (16) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. How awesome is this ? Take a sip and let all the flavors wash over in groups. Amazing !
zickbeer_ye (184) - Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy malty soy aroma. Thick light brown head and very dark body. sweet chocolate and some vanilla, roasty malts. Smooth and creamy on the palate.