gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle-decent tan head very dark stout aromas fruity coffee chocolate liccorice some caramel vanilla flavour the added fruit give it a plus the other Tokyo was great this is up there nice fizz and sparkle on the tongue coffee liccorice chocolate nice richness caramel is a plus sweet the ceanberries do the stout woders raisin and hint of fig alcohol is noticeable but flavours equal to it and you only need to sip this stout finish is a treat mild bitter sweet malt great flavours fizz palate pleaser top stuff
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mspindler. Pours a very dark brown with nice tan head with lots of bubbles. Aroma is roasty yet fruity almost nutty. Taste is definitely very hot. The first sensation I felt was my nose burning as I slowly swallowed. Some dark fruits in the taste with a compelling sweetness that has a mild back bitterness ( im gonna guess from cranberries) also get some roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Medium frothy pallet. Very good stuff but very HOT.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and dark dried fruits with a good amount of caramel. Flavor is chocolate and assorted dried fruits, some sharp cranberry flavor, and a good deal of alcohol heat. A puckering, slightly dry finish. Full bodied with light carbonation.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
some roast and smoke on the nose, but mostly alcohol. sweet at the top, dry at the finish -- very dry, really. dark brown color. you get some licorice, some peat and smoke, a goodly dose of roast, but a top-heavy whiskey presence.
back (966) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
humle,alkohol,rosin,tranebær, Ud: kaffesort,kalt Skum:ingen E.Smag:sød meget,bitter moderat, Slut,E.smag:sød moderat,bitter moderat Krop:medium til fuld For.sirupsagtig Brus:flad
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MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Datjai007(BA)!
Sepia with a creamy beige head. Nose of licorice, light alcohol attached, graham cracker, and an overt excess of sugar, like berry kool-aid. Flavor is a direct ethanol blast, mild roast and licorice, and more messy fruit-sugar that lingers through the finish. Tarry, drying body, chewy despite the high gravity. Another sad Impy that falls short of quality and being drinkable.
mcberko (4845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle, been looking forward to this for a while, pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and molasses. Flavour is very sweet - roasted malt, molasses, oak, and huge alcohol of course. A wonderful treat.
belgianale1 (3) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma and taste: of licorice, smoke and other strong malts and molasses. Very sweet.
Palate: Pinched the nerves in my mouth and almost ripped my tongue off.
Overall: Fun to sample, but not a full glass. Too much alcohol. 1 small shot was the most any of us could handle, and we can handle a lot.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz - Thanks for sharing, Steve! Black, thin creamy light tan head. Roasted cranberry and choco-powdered florals are well layered over a swirling nose of vanilla oak and hints of nail polish throughout. Deep fruity cocoa and vanilla oak-like flavors round with a boozy burnt hop and tar finish. Full bodied and smooth with medium carbonation. A definite sipper, but a unique and well done one at that...
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of askdrtodd. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. The aroma is full of rich dark fruity prunes, figs, rich ripe plums and dates along with sweet black licorice. The taste is rich and full with dark fruitiness and then becoming a tad rough around the edges. It then gets sweet with molasses and black licorice and then drying roastiness and booze take it to the finish. Nice stuff for such a big ABV. Reminds me of Triple Rock’s Keyser Soze.