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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This smooth, creamy stout and a crackling fireplace are the perfect answer to a wintry evening in Wisconsin. The rich coffee flavor compliments the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get from the abundant alcohol. Formerly a winter seasonal, named Satin Solstice.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - OCT 9, 2005
12oz bottle.
Coffee, vanilla and cream aroma -- rather faint. Dark, opaque ruby brown with thin off-white head. Initial slight sour-milk flavor quickly gives way to bitter coffee-like roasted malt. Slightly thin palate. Not much going on, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown/almost black pour with just a light layer of off-white head. Bitter roasted coffee and dark chocolate on the nose, but not nearly as big as most impies. Bitterness was pervasive across the palate, and almost overshadowed the other flavors. Flavor picked up the deep roasted coffee, some smoke, and seared marshmallow. Finish carried the coffee through, and there was some light alcohol warmth. Not exceptional for the style, but definitely palatable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 9, 2005
bottle-ya know, i was somewhat dissapointed with this one. first off, this is not an imp stout. this is a strong chocolate based porter. pours deep brown with a very minimal tan head with light carbonation. chocolate, faint smoke, char, cigar, woody, and a faint touch of yeast. flavors dominated by baking chocolate and toasted/smoke malts. thin body and lack of carbonation suffers. this beer has a funky yeast note that didnt work well for me. this beer is unique but not all that good. I have 5 more to sample (well i may trade some off), so i will probably revisit this rating.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Thanks to JPDIPSO for this one. Pours very dark brown with a 2-finger tan head. Aroma of roast malt, big chocoff, figs, brown sugar, hazelnuts. The taste is roasty malty, with a big chocoff mid-palate and a finish that is chocolate syrupy, hazelnutty, and fresh roast coffee. Quite a delectable combination. The palate is medium, a bit on the light side for an Impy stout, but with amazing quaffability and complexity. Nicely done, as has been the case with every Central Waters beer Iíve ever drank.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Thanks JPDIPSO! Pours to a nice dark brown body with a good rocky tan head, good lacing. The aroma has a lactic quality to it, dried dark fruits, charcoal, coffee, light smoke. The flavor has a bunch of espresso beans, dark roasted malts, the taste would be a good replacement to coffee. The palate is pretty rich and robust. Medium bodied with a light syrupy body. Creams up when swished in mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
pours a dark color w/ a small tan head well laced. Big roasty malt aroma hints of coffee (not great coffee though) tiny touch of vanilla and a light hop. Palate is full and creamy, & well coated. Flavor is good.. a big roasted malt hints of lactose/milk hints of coffee a bit of a dry finish and a light hop. A very good beer. Thanks John.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
When I first poured this, the color & the effervesensce (sp?) reminded me of a cola. Looking at it closer, itís dark brown, clear and with red highlights. The beer is medium bodied, a bit on the light side for an imperial. The aroma is of dried fruit. The flavor is dry, well rounded, but nothing "big" like youíd expect in an imperial. Itís a nice brew, a different take on an imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2005
12 oz bottle. Creamy thick with a nice tan head. Rich aromas of dried fruits and week old espresso. The alcohol jumps right at you but at 7.5% itís not in yer face. The richness coats the tongue allowing just enough hoppiness to clense. Still pretty lively although the head dont stay around too long. A really smooth impy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Duane, you rock man. Pours 12oz bottle with a red body and tan creamy head. I do not know about warm and fuzzy, but there is a warming to this 7.5% brew. The body is way watery for an Imp. Stout, but I ainít complaining. I love this. As it warmed there was a smoke component and also some wood - earth. Duane, you know I love it dark.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2005
12 oz. bottle. a dark brown pour with a tan head which melts down to a thin layer of wispy lace. aroma of roast coffee hits you first. flavors are roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, raisins and hints of brown sugar. mouthfeel is creamy, almost buttery, yet barely nedium. the finish is somewhat bitter but not overpowering. as I work my way down to the last few sips, it becomes slightly warming. a nice stout, Iíll try to re-visit this one in the winter.


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