rbrazell (1699) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of smoke, charcoal, earthiness, dark fruits and roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Flavor is smokey chocolate, fig and plum, fresh coffee, earthiness with a hint of spice at the end. Good carbonation and medium heavy bodied. Pretty tasty stuff.
bubbleflubber (1939) - 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 (4063) - 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 (2400) - 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 (68) - 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 (2498) - 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 (1293) - 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.
Wittales (700) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance was motor oil with creamy lasting mocha 3 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are deep fruits, cherry, toffee, marzipan, soft coffee and chocolate, no alcohol. Taste are fruits of fig, prunes, plum, cherry, licroce upfront, then soft black, roast malts come to play. The glorious soft smooth alcoholic balanced finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with slick oily full body, then lasting balanced brew. Overall a beautiful example of an American Stout, well done Boulvard. Vintage 2013
mfhennig (116) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looked good just pouring it. A nice thick black fluid with a dig tan head. Heavy roast aroma and some dark fruit. Taste of coffee and cocoa. This is one of the really good ones.
Nische (1115) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with rich khaki head. Aroma is mildly smokey with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Huge taste of mainly chocolate, vanilla and roasted coffee. Long lingering bitter coffee finish. Very rich and round.