Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with light dry coffee notes and some black chocolate. Taste is also a good mix between some roasted malt with light dry coffee notes with some subtle bitter chocolate with some light lactose notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well balanced classic imperial stout.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth and roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. A little watery overall, though.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Deli in State College, PA. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter roasts and chocolate with some caramel and a good amount of darker fruits. Flavor is similar. Sweeter roasts and chocolates up front before a good amount of dark fruits come in. Some caramel, a touch of molasses, and a bit of an earthy hopping. Roasts kick it up a touch at the end before this finishes somewhat sweet and roasty with a good amount of chocolate and a light hop bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid impy. Nothing special, but well balanced and enjoyable all-around. Nice beer.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/25/11
Aroma: The nose is malts roasted malts and chocolate, sweetish for the style
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is rather roasty/toasty, rather malty, somewhat sweet, but less so then the nose
Palate: The body is medium, it is somewhat creamy and sticky, with an average-to-soft carbonation
Interesting, this is from a NJ brewery I have never tried anything from before. Well as for the beer, it was solid. The nose lead me to believe that it would be a little sweeter flavor-wise then it was, but it actually turned out to be a really roast Impy Stout. It works alright for the style, and I didn’t have too many complaints, but it didn’t blow me away either. Still though, it is plenty good enough to be rated here.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival
They hide the 10 % alcohol very well here.
Chicory and chocolate present.
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout black pour with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Lots of roasted malt flavor with chocolate and dark fruits rounding out the flavor. Really nice beer.
Goodgrief (1992) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Lansdale Brew Fest 2011. This was a third hour beer. No obvious flaws, but tasted like a run of the mill oatmeal stout. Roast, oatmeal, not overly sweet or robust. Kind of a downer for an Imperial Stout.
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pints for Pets. Light chocolate and roasted barley aroma, little hops. Dark black opaque with thin cocoa lacing head. Medium-light bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol warming. Starts sweet with molasses, chocolate and coffee, roasted barley, lactose. Light carbonic tang with tannic-phenolic roasted grain bitterness, mild hops. Finishes medium-heavy tang, not quite cloying, decent bitterness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6641) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was faint dry roasty malts and hints of vanilla and floral hops. The flavor was tart, bitter and lightly roasty with faint fruity and floral hops and a light licorice note. The finish was short, dryish, mildly hoppy and a bit roasty. Fairly full bodied. Underwhelming.