PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woody smell, a bit soapy, some sort of coriander-esque spicy woodsy pinecone, I think. Some dark plummy fruit. Dark brown to black color, dark brown foamy head. Semi sweet flavors, very figgy, with a roasted burnt caramel background, dry woody finish, nice velvety texture.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/V/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: VII/2015 (2015-609) Thanks to hackobock for te trade!
Clear dark brown to almost black beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some patches of lacing in the glass. aroma: very rich, caramel, mocha, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, bit syrupy, thick texture. Taste: bit sweet, some caramel, pretty bitter, very roasted, charcoal, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: bit sourish, bitter hops, some caramel, very roasted.
kevinsenn (1468) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Roasty aroma with bourbon. Licorice molasses coffee tastes. Some dark fruits and spice too. Full smooth body.
bubbleflubber (2037) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours an opaque black into the glass, with a creamy tan head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is of dark stone fruits and figs. Flavors have light coffee/espresso notes, dry initially, but sweeten as the caramel, toffee, figs, dates, chocolate and vanilla take deep root in the palate. The yeast also adds some dark stone fruits and berries to the mix. With complexity for days, this incorporates a hint of ABV and vanilla extract in the finish. The carbonation is soft, with a smooth, rich, luscious full body. The great integration and substantive mouthfeel lends a nice nightcap or aperitif to any meal or situation. Extremely well-integrated, this is a brew to seek out again! Awesome Impy Stout!
nearbeer (4166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bb 11/25/2016. Body is jet black and supports a disc of cream. Nose is cocoa, espresso and fig liqueur. Tastes of prune, chocolate toffee, toasted walnut, and touches of coffee and banana. Medium-heavy body has a medium carbonation and a nice balance.
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Johnny's tavern. Deep black color. Boozy malty flavor with a sweet flavor. Very good stout with a lot of flavor
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very disappoint in this beer, priced as if it were premium craft. Underdeveloped, over-carbinated, boring, hot, and simple. I don’t mean to unnecessarily blast this beer, suffice to say I considered dumping it out to pour something better.
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really nice stout. I was lucky to get while visiting the Kansas City area. Mellow for an Imperial stout.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Cocoa, roasty, black licorice aromas. Chocolate, syrupy, roasty, malty, figs, and slightly boozy flavors. A solid beer, but not quite as good as other Smokestack beers.
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a little red tinge and brown head. That blegian yeast gives a bit of fruit pie and berry notes that mix well enough with toast and chocolate. Sweet jésus this is a nice balanced brew with toast roast and a bit of nutmeg spice. Good length and complex. Wish I had another one to age. Very good.