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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FalseLion (25) - - NOV 20, 2012
If you’re looking for a stout you can not go wrong with this beer. Perfect smokey taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (35) - - JUN 27, 2015
A nice big stout. Subtlety smokey but not overwhelming. A good heavy stout but not too much to handle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
Pour black with tan head, smells of dark fruit, maybe raisin and plum with some savory spice element and some slight roasted notes and dark chocolate. Taste of espresso roast, dark chocolate subtle sweetnes. Long complex finish that dance on my tounge. I think this is a great beer to end the night with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3789) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, some licorice and quite herbal. Flavor is a bit dry, bitter and with quite some carbonation. Not bad at all, but also a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2621) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Roasty aroma with bourbon. Licorice molasses coffee tastes. Some dark fruits and spice too. Full smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1978) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4117) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Draft at Johnny's tavern. Deep black color. Boozy malty flavor with a sweet flavor. Very good stout with a lot of flavor

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2015
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.

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