DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Rated this in May, so it’s aged six months since bottling at this point Finally cracked open a bottle to share with my parish priest. Saw a fizzy head that, of course, disappeared quickly, almost like a Coca-Cola. Come to think of it, there could be a touch of cola in the taste. Brownish-black body with distict tastes of roasted coffee, sherry, molasses, maybe even some maple. Beautifully sweet, but not cloying. It’s a good thing we split one bottle between us, as the alcohol just sneaks up and warms you slowly… can you believe Binny’s carries this with none of those little “Staff choice” signs? Oh, well, that’s why it’s not sold out yet; more for me to buy… More? Why certainly…
…And now we rushed into the embraces of the cataract, where a chasm threw itself open to receive us. But there arose in our pathway a shrouded human figure, very far larger in its proportions than any dweller among men. And the hue of the skin of the figure was of the perfect whiteness of the snow.
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with no head. Malty, dried dark fruits, chocolate, leather, salty, vinous aroma. Malty, dried dark fruits, vinous, leather and chocolate flavour.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredible sweet and boozy. Thin looking pour, fast fading head. Roasty malts and alcohol on the palate. Good, but tastes like a schanpps.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours pitch black. Aroma is caramel, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is SWEET, easily the sweetest beer I’ve ever tasted, but somehow not terrible. Not a shred of bitterness, almost no roasted notes. Almost no carbonation. I would possibly sip on this again.
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13, Imperial Stout Rating #100
Aroma: The nose is really sugary and sweet, with some caramel, toffee, and chocolate as well
Appearance: The pour of this beer is brown-black in color with absolutely no head or lace
Flavor: The taste is also just super sweet, a little oxidation, and just more sweetness on sweetness
Palate: The body is on the thicker side, with less heat then expected, and a bunch of stickiness
Thanks Paul! It was really cool to try this 10 year old bottle, and honestly was probably one of the highlights of the tasting for me, despite the fact that it was so sweet that it bordered on being hard to drink. I’m still really glad to have had a chance to try it.
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for busting this one out. Pours black and flat. Super sweet and sugary, with caramel candy, lighter roasted malts, and dark fruits. I actually really enjoyed this. I could knock it for being so damn sweet, but in small doses, I really like sweet beers like this.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a clear brown to black with no head. Oxidization and isopropyl, a touch fishy. Medium to thick bodied, super sweet, loads of caramel and sugar. Almost cloying at times, but thanks to the age it’s not alll that boozy. Sweet cooca, toast, warm alcohol. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast, lots of sweet caramel toffee.
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour no head. Maple and sweet flavors not overwhelmingly alcohol flavored. Aroma is daunting.
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly sweet notes of sherry. Slight deteriated with notes of celery and cardboard. Incredibly sweet. Lat
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shared by Bill with some friends at Franks. Pitch black pour with virtually no head. Not much lacing to note either. Aromas and taste of soy sauce, caramel, toffee, light peat, chocolate, and figs. Full bodied with minimal carbonation if any. Very sticky. Honestly this wasnt that bad, about 10x better then any other world wide stout from the last 8 or 9 years which I know, isnt saying much but still. I can count on one hand the amount of good beers I have had from this brewer and this would be one. Thanks for sharing Bill.
ekstedt (5217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle (355 ml), courtesy of marsiblursi. Black with no head. Sugary, alcoholic, some chocolate, coffee, raisnins and figs, but mostly sugar. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Mega sweet. Why?