beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackened brown tone with a smallish cap of dark tanned froth. Keeps a lighter shade of brown once fading to a light skim and collar. Very small, dotty lacing sticks as most of it runs back in.
Aroma is of soft bakers chocolate and oatmeal cookies with a slight burnt edge to it.
Taste is good with a nice flow of chocolate and oatmeal sweetness. Well rounded and fairly bold and lengthy. Finish is complex with burnt notes, piney hops, mango, yes, mango, slight peppery spices, and a roasted dryness emerging late with that of which is coffee-like. Slight chocolate dryness is evident as well along parts of the finish. Great finish to this one.
Feel is bold and quite full with a nice mild, dark sweetness of oats and chocolate as it has a unique warming texture thats a bit fluffy yet slick and creamy.
Whoa, this is some quickly drinkin’ dark stuff. Gone in no time flat. And at only 7.5% for an Impy stout, you’ll be reaching for more, bottle after bottle. A solid treat out of Wisconsin.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle - Licorice and molasses in the aroma. Black in color with a thin head that was quickly gone. Taste was sweet, somewhat caramel, with notes of licorice and bitter chocholate. Palate was a little thin for a stout. Overall a really nice beer.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, smooth, roasty, not too bitter, despite a bit of tobacco. This is what they re-brew into bourbon barrel stout which is one of my very top favorites. This has less carbonation and choclate than the re-brew which has complimentary alcohol bite.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Rich coffee aroma and flavor. Light creamy, chocolatey texture and silky smooth going down, like chocolate milk. This is an excellent dessert beer.
benfergy (246) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque appearance, somewhat large head. Semisweet aroma, dark, coffeelike taste. Very smooth. An excellent stout
Ungstrup (34374) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of berries and chocolate as well as lighlty roasted notes on a slightly acidic back ground. The flavor is sweet and very roasted combined with a light touch of chocolate.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Philip! Thanks! Dark brown pour that lets some light through, with a rocky beige head, that looks like swirls. Aroma is strong tobacco with roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, and a hint of mint. Good lacing is still present after 10 minutes. Tates like liquid bitter dark chocolate, with a strong coffee presence, and tobacco smoke with sweetness rounding it out. Silky and smooth, just the way I like my stouts. The alcohol is not detectable at all, but this one is still a sipper due to it’s rich tobacco and espresso components. I’d say its a good example of what seems to be a stout bordering on an impy, but lacks the subtleties of a regular stout. Well done.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted, dark fruits, light coffee aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colour with a light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with some chocolate and coffee notes. Roasted malty flavor with some coffee bitterness and a light chocolate sweetness. Finish has a faint liqourice note.
sunevdj (3949) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Pours dark brown with a tanned (yellow) head. Smells bready. Some malty sourness lightly bitter. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, some port and a hint of band-aid. Slightly woody. Medium to full bodied. Lightly bitter finish.