Bule (436) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours a very dark black with not much head. Strong coffee taste but still pretty mild overall.
beerbastard (609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Well blended chocolates, coffee, some licorice in the background for the nose. Bitter sweet chocolate flavors followed by roasted coffees and some ashey dry licorice. Flavors combine well, nothing is overpowering. Backed up by a good balance of hops. Enjoyable palate. Dry and clean finish.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I really like this style of beer and found this well executed. Poured a jet black with a thin brown head. Nose was coffee, chocolate and sweet. Big bold roasted malts with strong hints of coffee and some bitter sweetness. I detected some strong hop notes akin to victory storm king, but with much more coffee to this. I enjoyed this in the morning and found it to be a wonderful way to start the day.
boozedude (1498) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber into glass, pitch black pour thin brown head..aroma is strong coffe, and alcohol.. taste is similar, seems decent enough, wouldnt seek out tho
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black body with 95% opacity and a very nice light brown head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, tons of alcohol, milk and tons of sugars. Full-bodied; Strong assertive roasted malt flavours with anise and a lot of licorice notes tucked in with some lighter coffee flavours, a hint of super dark cacao and a fake sugar, aspartame-y type flavour. Aftertaste shows some odd sweetness with a kick of alcohol and anise and that bad fake sugar flavour. Overall, a decent Imperial Stout that was well intentioned, but just not executed properly - a bit too much anise and that fake sugar flavour that just persists. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr. Market in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-March-2013.
ICEatALAMO (784) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. The pour is black with very little head. The aroma is heavy with sweetness and some coffee. The taste is of heavy stout. I get some coffee, but a little harsh and too bitter. Not much sweetness, especially from what I was expecting in the nose.
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... black .. bubbly tan head ... soft coffe roast ... soft sweet roast ... soft mellow raost ... light bitter chocolate ...
BenH (1732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Lots of coffee in the aroma and a little chocolate. Taste is more of the same but slightly less coffee and slightly more chocolate. Quite fizzy and a little sticky. Decent.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of burnt chocolate and black malt, burnt coffee, brown sugar, flaked oats and old coffee grounds. Medium body. Finishes burnt coffee ground/oats.
polomagnifico (1162) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JohnnyJ, thanks man. Aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, ash, and oat. Black hue with a light brown head that left decent lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall an okay Impy but nothing to go out of your way for.