joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black w/ frothy brown foam. Robust, roasty aroma of bitter chocolate & coffee w/ sweet notes of dark fruit & molasses. Thick chewy feel. Nice bittersweet, lightly smoky flavour of molasses, caramel, chocolate, & hops. Warm finish.
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with little head, very roasty. Thanks to Wohlfs who sent along beer for Radekfest 05. My 18th sample of the day and a welcome one. Oily and bitter more than bittersweet in the finish and aftertaste. but quaffable.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Wohlfs for this one. Oily black. Tar/molasses and salt nose. Strongly bitter with molasses, tingly hop finish. Very heavy stuff.
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-pours burnt black with no head. some oily swirlly things going on during the pour. big black patent aroma as we would expect from this brewery with notes of vanilla, butterscotch, rum, rasins and currants. alcohol detected both in the aroma and flavors. its got big oily body with huge legs. Im glad i have another bottle to sample.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, oily appearance with a flat body and flat head. Pleasant aroma of vanilla, licorice, dark rum, and raisins. Nice rummy, roasty flavor. Ultra rich with a light hop presence. Does have a note of wet cardboard. Flat and slick mouthfeel. This beer is not the shining star of this brewery.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Black as night and thick as motor oil with a lasting tan head. Aroma is black chocolate and caramel. Taste is oily with roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and resiny hops. Smooth with a nice alcohol warming finish.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another in a long line of exceptional Impys as of late. A little more smoky than the others. Drats, seduced by the Dark Side once again!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with no head. Strong dark fruit and roasted coffee aroma. Nice rich plum, chocolate, coffee, and cherry flavors. Wet oily feel with a slightly hoppy finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Even darker pitch black their oatmeal stout with an extremely small film of a head. The aroma was beautiful...dark fruits (prunes, plums)...sweet coffee (not quite so roasty, but sweet)...dark chocolate...black licorice (just like Good ’N Plenty candy!) The flavor was equally enticing...licorice, coffee, chocolate...either rotten garbage or extremely ripe fruit (this is not really a bad thing...just interesting.) Silky smooth feel...almost thin and watery, but not quite...wet, warming and salty (!!!) finish. Thanks Wohlfs!
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours jet black with less head than a rich Jewish housewife. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, licorice, nuts, dark fruit, milk, band-aid. Tastes malty, with some chocoff, dark fruit, and licorice in the finish. The taste is a bit of a let down from the aromas. Very dense palate. A very nice Impy stout. Well hidden alcohol.