polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and a little smoke. Black hue with a small light tan head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall a decent Impy with a great aroma. I did prefer the RIS unidragon over this one.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at øL. Aroma and flavor of smoked malt, dark chocolate and light roast. Palate has good carbonation and ok mouthfeel. Good pint beer.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ol Beer in Walnut Creek, CA. Pours black with a think brown head. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. I think I even tasted a little bit of that hickory. I'm a sucker for imp stouts. Gotta love em.
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JHeath99 (1520) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with caramel colored head. Aroma and taste both of intense chocolates and roasted malts.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Medium tan .
Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, nice dark roasted malt.
Flavour is syrupy chocolate. Dark fruit, toffee and smoke.
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DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super strong stout that tastes like motor oil, dark as he’ll, bomber, chocolate nice.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like Michael Machat’s pathetic tears. Could not possibly be confused by the astonishingly mediocre Vampire Pale Ale, marketed by the former Dookie’s Vampire Brands, by anyone with more than 3 brain cells.
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass very dark with a thick tan head that laced nicely down the glass as I sipped.
Aroma of roasted malts slightly smokey.
Flavor is dark deep malty joy. The smokiness is perfectly done with a drier hoppy finish than the usual stouts of CS.
Would love to get another bottle & lay it down for a few months to see how the flavors develop.
cbfobes (2801) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle, pours pitch black with a thick light brown head and sticky lacing through out the entire glass, aroma has a ton of chocolate and fudge with a little bit of booze, the flavor has smoke on the front end with a ton of chocolate in the finish, thick mouthfeel overall, man this is big, there is something bitter in the finish but it doesn’t completely ruin it, not bad at all.
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black. Huuuge aroma! Dark malts, dark rich chocolate and coffee, burned, ashy but a nice sweetness to it too; caramel, dark fruits. Awesome aroma! Taste follows the nose, (but) with a more bitter, (hoppy?) finish that lingers for a long time. Very, very, very dry mouthfeel, almost too much. Between medium and full, but too dry I think.
In general, this is an awesome beer! Nice and roasty and dark. A bit too bitter and dry for my taste, but overall, a great beer. clove,