Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Coffee is the most dominant aroma. Dark chocolate too. Pours a dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head that is gone pretty quickly. Strong coffee flavor with some dark chocolate. Doesnít quite have the same bite as an imperial stout. Thinner than most imperials. Not the strong alcohol presence as most imperials. This is very good, just seems more like a regular stout than an imperial.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle: thick pour Ė as dark as the sky on a cool, moonless fall night. Wonderful dark chocolate aroma, with wisps of vanilla, toffee and coffee beans. Outrageously thick palate, gooey chocolate laced with a very pleasant coffee bitterness. An elegant desert, wow.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown in color nearly black, small brown head rims the glass. Arom is sweet like prunes, but more than that full of chocolate. This brew reminds me of Left Hands Impy. There is a little acidity to it, a slight amounts of roast. Silky smooth body. Finish is somewhat acidic up front, but sweet and chocolaty at the end. Thanks John!
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stupid cigars killing my nose... Milky, chocolaty, roasty. Duh. Some cherry and oak in the nose. Flavor is tofee, warming chocolate with a nice roasty bitter finish. A bit of salt. Iíve never had an IS this dry before. nice.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours black with a small tan head. There is a nice ring suplying plenty of very thick lacing. Aroma is a wonderfull combination of chocolate, leather and dark pitted fruit but easy on the smokeiness compared to other ISís Iíve had recently. The coffee comes charging to the front on the first sip. Covers some of that nice choc flavor a bit much I think. Quite strong/bitter actually and the ABV is noticeable. Feels very slick and smooth. and the finish is a bitter smokey trailer.
Actually a very interesting transition from aroma to taste to aftertaste.
Thanks again to MrFacto
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GHBF: Nearly opaque with a long lasting tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of raisins, plum, ripe apples, roasted coffee, caramalized and burnt malts, mocha, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a deep malty sweet overtone and a light fruity plum and apple undertone. A dose of nutty qualities and some coffee character adds depth before a finish touch of noticeable bitters and subdued smoked sausage. The feel is smooth and lush, oily. This is a top notch Impy with good depth. Recommended.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBB63ís stash!!! Black with chocolate pudding nose. Chalky and chocolatey, the thick, rich body is amazing. This is only second to their barrel aged version. Bitter finish, no alcohol noticed, wonderful aftertaste of cocoa.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color. Very choco chocolate. Coffee, toffee, roasted flavors. Oil-ish. Good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Had it from the bottle. Still had good aroma and flavor but was very thin, watery.
From a growler. Pours dark, dark brown, almost black. Nice tan head. The aroma was coffee, chocolate, perhaps some plum, molasses. Good, robust feeling in the mouth. Smooth. Slick. The flavor was dark roasted espresso infused with the slightest bit of chocolate and a hint of fruit. Very good.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark choclate and cofee. Pours a very dark brown almost black. Flavor is roasty and dark. Alcohol somewhat detectable for the ammount. Full of coffee and flavor. Yum...