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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Black pour from bottle with a nice, off white head. Aroma is booze and hard candies. Taste is booze, milk chocolate and some smoke. Small bite at the finish. Very solid stout, one I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle at Euclid Hall in Denver. Dark black pour with small tan head. Great nose and flavor or chocolate, figs, smokey malts and spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle, pours black with creamy tan head. Nose is loaded with sweet cocoa, roasty coffee, abd pruney port wine. Flavors are very raisin forward like an abt, some coffee roast and chocolate, spicy and bready yeast finishes with a touch of dark candy sugar and phenolic yeast notes. full mouth feel and lively carbonation. a solid Belgian impy stout in a nice 12oz/4pk format.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one! Black, with a rocky brown head. Sweet aroma - chocolate, some fruity notes, and I’m gonna say hickory. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises - chocolate and fruit, then a woody flavor. Pretty good, actually. Also, it seems a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting, which works really well here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (483) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours dark with a thick brown head. The aroma is rich and malty with lots of roasty smells with coffee and chocolate. This beer has a sweet dark chocolate flavor with malt and molasses. Though the flavor is somewhat sweet, this beer has enough bitterness to balance the sweetness nicely. This is a high alcohol beer and it tastes like it a bit. This is a solid dark winter stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle courtesy of secret santa. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, cocoa, some peppery hints. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, rich, roasty malt, spicy with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle, Batch 2010-1. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch frothy tan head. Head retention is pretty good, with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, molasses, chocolate and some smoke. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and a bit of milk chocolate and dark fruit. There’s also a nice lingering bitter roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy and coating, but also seems a bit thin as well. Good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it’s certainly not hard to drink at all. I think this is a decent enough overall brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows moderate roast, caramel, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor shows the same with the rye starting to show through, an additional smokiness and touch of spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Green hops with herbal notes and roast. Some chocolate. Green hoppy flavor with some lactose tartness. Dry bitter finish. A bit heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
This beer pours a black with a medium, dark tan head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and bitter with a heavy body. It has a great lingering roastiness and might be a slight more watery than I like an Impy stout to be, but this was still a great beer. Cheers!

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