nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz hand bottle thanks to Cuso! Pours a viscous, opaque black with some thin, beige head. Nose is very cakey, sweet, caramel, toasted bread, some pitted fruit, raisin, molasses, a little pencil lead. Flavor is sweet, fruity, almost a little grape jelly, malty, raisin, molasses, caramel. Full, sweet, fruity finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handbottle, thanks cuso via nimbleprop. Minimal brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate/chocolate syrup, roast, maple syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light smoke. Medium-full body, low carbonation.
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle courtesy of nimbleprop and cuso, thank you! Poured a dark brown color. Aroma was sweet chocolate, malt notes. Flavor was sweet chocolate, notes of bittersweet.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark malt, dates and prunes. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of nimbleprop and cuso, thank you! Dark murky brown color. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Taste is rich and bittersweet cocoa.
MisoW (536) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Pours darkblack color with beige head. Aroma od roasted malt, coffee with hints of chocolate. Roasted malt and coffee in taste, some berries.
mmahut (298) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours in deep dark body with creamy thin head. Aroma is yeasty with no apparent roastiness. Body is low with almost no carbonation. Aroma has coffee notes, I would say the fruitiness is well balanced with the bitterness. On the other hand I think the yeast character is evident and not in balance with the maltyness of this brew. Too little dextrins.
Cunningham (3698) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a medium frothy beige head that soon ends up as a thin layer. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malty. Rich chocolate. Coffee. Mild fruity.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Chocolate, licorice, dark malt and mild berry fruity. A bit vinous.
Overall impression: My first Slovak Impy! Lovely beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Cuso.
rosenbergh (5607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a bottle filled up from a tap in Bratislava, Slovakia. Big thank you Cuso!
Black colour with no head.
Roasted malt, some spices, red wine and liquorice.
Flavour is roasted malt, some red wine elements, mild chocolate sweetness, mild spices and liquorice.
Full flavour. Not much carbonation. Warming but there's no alcohol in flavour. Tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Handbottled, 0.5 l, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20121216) The beer poured black. No head was formed. Aroma had liquorice, spiciness, dark chocolate vineousness and roasted malts. Palate was full bodied with very low carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, sweetness, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. The spiciness in the aroma was a bit weird but the taste was very good. The hand bottling and trasportation from Slovakia to Finlad must have had some effects that resuled in weirdness in the aroma.