Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, cocoa, and roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with a minimal beige head. The flavor starts dark chocolate, light fruit, and a touch of cocoa. The finish light-moderate roasted coffee and a touch of roasted nuts. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Very dark, black pour with a super dark tan film that is completely gone in seconds. Aroma is deep roast, dark cocoa beans, mild coffee grounds, maybe only a touch of dark fruit. Taste is full of roasted malt, light ashiness with some timid coffee and dark, unsweet cocoa notes. Very mild finishing licorice and prune touch, but the roast and coffee notes linger. Mild astringency grows with warmth. Medium, sharp body. Decent.
bwa5879 (879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with brown hue, very little light brown head. Malty chocolate scent. Thin watery mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth finish. Smokey chicory bitter and dark fruit taste. Flavor good but a bit watery and astringent.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beer Exchange. Black pour. Taste of dark chocolate and black licorice. Pretty good imperial stout.
alesales (10) - Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whew! This is a big delicious beer! It pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, Mocha, dark Chocolate. Mouth feel is sticky and velvety. Taste is awesome, roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Clocking in a 10%ABV this beer is definitely a sipper, but a sipper that you cannot put down!
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Isaacs. Nice dark, deep brown pour with reddish hue. Nice roast, coffee, and chocolate taste.
A tad thin in the body. Milky finish. Good.
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an inky black body with a small thin fizzy dark brown head that faded to a few small bubbles. The nose is really chocolaty and decadent with some rich roasted malt, sweetness, and some moderate alcohol notes. The flavor is a little too sweet for my tastes, the burnt caramel and chocolate notes come on a little too heavy and strong. Add in the effect of the heat from the 10% ABV and you donít exactly get a very easy drinking beer. Finishes with a bit of burnt roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol. Medium bodied, a bit sticky and clingy, especially on the finish. Itís a decent beer, but not something that Iím going to treasure drinking a full bomberís worth.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. This looks like a float. Gorgeous. The aroma is Starbucks style. Big mocha notes, light roast, a lot of lactose. The taste has a big roasty kick up front, a huge coffee bean run, sweet finish. Great sticky palate. Awesome.
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky/toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Solid.
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 100th Impy Stout. On tap at HOTB. Pours a dark blackish brown. With a slight brown head. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee. Tastes earthy and sweet with a dark chocolate bitter finish. Super oily feel.