dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now one of my favorite stouts. Best head I have ever had...on a beer. Very chocolatey and extremely smooth. Give me another!
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 341ml (2005). De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir (notes de chocolat au lait), de malt rôti, moyen de café avec une petite présence de caramel, avec des notes fruitées (raisins et de cerises noires) ainsi que quelques notes d’alcool doux, de mélasse et de fumée de bois. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche, huileuse aux notes crémeuses. Goût légèrement fruité (léger de raisins, traces de prunes et de cerises noires) aux petites notes lactiques (chocolat noir) avec de faibles notes fumées (fumée de bois) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute et ce, jusqu’en finale un goût de chocolat noir et de malt rôti, un moyen goût de café, léger de mélasse, de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux. Post-goût long, amer de rôti et de chocolat noir, léger de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux avec des notes de café.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose is a bit odd, the chocolate and roast are there too with the odd notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color with a small head
Flavor: The flavor is malty, and a little sweet, but nice, with lots of chocolate and roast
Palate: The body was really nice, full, creamy, and smooth, highly drinkable, no alcohol burn
I enjoyed this one. The nose was really odd, but the rest of the beer was quite enjoyable. The stand-out component was the feel, which was a borderline 4/5 for me.
jtclockwork (8780) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bottle at Paul’s "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Pours black with tan head ring. Nose and taste of roast coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body or slightly lighter.
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7th April 2010
Opaque black beer. Dark chocolate head, very short lived. Gorgeous nose of chocolate and Port Wine, one of the nicest smelling beers I’ve had in yonks. Palate is light and a little dry. Unsweet chocolate with a trace of coffee. Strongy tangy raspberry and cherry blend perfectly with the chocolate and coffee. Finishes light and soft. This is a very tasty Impy for it’s relatively modest abv. Excellent nose, good palate, great taste!
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botelella, 2009, courtesy of Plovmand. Pitch black colour, light brown head, nice and creamy. Aroma has lots of roasted malt and chocolate along with coffes, sweet too. Good filling mouthfeel. Lovely flavour, lots of roasted malt and chocolate, sweet, coffee and (dark) fruit. Great tasty brew indeed!
KingCecil (2059) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2009 edition.... It pours thick pitch black with a small creamy brown head.... The aroma is cognac, hard roasted malt, coffee... and chocolate.... The flavor is coffee, licorice, chocolate and hops.... dark fruit finish.....
Plovmand (6560) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2009 edition. Trade by TheJester. It pours thick jet black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is hard roasted with strong notes of liquorice, chocolate, coffee and citric hops. The flavour is soy, ash, hard roasted malt, toasted caramel, chocolate and coffee. Dark fruit in the finish. Very very nice!
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, fruit and a little hops. It has a slight roasty taste. This is a nice Imperial stout.
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage 7.9%. 12 ounce bottle thanks to Dany! Pours a pure black color with a small brown head. A sweet roast and lactose nose. The flavor is initially a rich smoky, salty brew, dark fruit, viscous body. brown sugar and roast. Initially, I thought this had been off and gone soy sauce, but really it needed to warm and I didn’t get the sour element to this. Some Imperial Stouts have significant lactose-like sourness (such as DR’s Baltic Porter) and this certainly has this. And for me, when it is done well this works like a champion. Very nice brew. A bit of oxidation around the edges and some caramel and cherries at the core. Interesting brew!
cfrancis (2463) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a bunch of these at a local store and bought them out. I’ve been trading them away and finally had one for myself. Now I want all my trades back! Pours a deep, thick black inky syrup with a big frothy dark brown head that just lingers. Aroma has lots of roasted malts and dark chocolates. A little bit of acidity moving in on the taste but it does not detract from the great roasted malt and lovely chocolate that just sits on your tongue. I have 2-3 more and I don’t know if I’ll be able to part with them.