b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter (shared by me with the group). Looks good; a fairly opaque cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, smoke, chocolate, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells, but a little less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#7,001 for the King of Krambone!, and gets me off that round even number as you all know I hate. I crave ODD numbers, punks! Pours super thick and rich with minimal tan head. Nose is peaty smoked malt, Tastes of roasty charred choc malt, hops, oaky bourbon coffee. Finishes smooth for a beer this big.
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a frothy tan head that hangs in there for a while. Copious lacing. Aroma is bourbon, dark-roasted (almost burnt) malt, and coffee, with hints of dark chocolate, leather, and tobacco. Flavor is dark sweetness with a backbone of hoppy bitterness that is prominent especially in the aftertaste. Full bodied, although a bit thinner than I expected; moderate carbonation. Luscious, tasty brew!
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, light smoke. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, woody astringency, prominent bourbon. Medium body, creamy mf.
b79turner (214) - Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 10/11/12, poured into a snifter. Pours jet black, minimal head with very little lacing. Thin pour, nose is bourbon and vanilla...a little bit of smoke. Bourbon is very muted. Medium heavy carbonation, pretty hot alcohol burn! This is a nice beer.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big dog beer. So good. Black pour from 22oz. Licorice and whiskey aroma. Huge stout. Vanilla coffee and bourbon taste. Really good
Ratman197 (8846) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt, bitter choclate, light earthiness and light bourbon with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
BigBeer45 (1199) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this Impy had a black-brown pour and made a one finger tan bubbled head that receded to a thin cover and thick ring,
the glass had nice spots and fingers of lacing, and the bottom of the bottle had a ring of dark sediment at the edge of the bottle,
it had aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, faint coffee and caramel, some bourbon alcohol and sweetness, molasses sweetness, and faint earth notes,
the flavors were roasted malt and roasted malt bitterness, coffee, some chocolate, molasses and caramel, a little bourbon flavor,
the finish had malt bitterness (somewhat astringent) and alcohol spike,
the mouth feel was pretty thick and it was a little creamy, some alcohol warmed on the palate,
it was a nice Imperial Stout with more bitterness (and astringency) than I prefer in a Impy drink, less bitterness would help me to enjoy it.
ICEatALAMO (848) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a dark brown/copper color. The aroma is sweet sweet bourbon with a hint of smokiness. The taste has a lot of smoke in it that I was expecting, and less bourbon. An interesting mix of flavors. High marks on the palate because of it.
Hopped_Silly (409) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon and chocolate nose. Bourbon, vanilla palate, with a balanced touch of smoke and ash coming through on the finish. Balanced for 12.5%. Long, elegant finish, which lingers with dark fruit and bourbon.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...