thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle best by Jul 2013) jet black pour, sparse tan bubbles. Nose of s’mores, toasty marshmallow, rich milk chocolate, honey, complex, smells delicious, a bit of smoky bacon too. Taste is smoky, raisins, lightly tart, watery chocolate, toasty marshmallow, body is thinner than I would like, but a good Impy stout nonetheless.
VsXsV (2241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium, firm, velvety tan head. Aroma has notes of fresh coffee, wood smoke, tobacco, licorice, biscuit, ash, knäckebröd, earth, pumpernickel and grain. Nice. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee (espresso), dark fruit, raw sugar and some ash. Medium bodied with a bit high carbonation. Could have been thicker with a bit lower carbonation. Otherwise, nice stuff. Maybe a bit sharp.
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood and notes of coconut. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet, wood, little liquorice, little dry, little vanilla and a little coconut.
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and roasted rather bitter finish. 300912
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, milk chocolate, coffee, fruity notes, coconut, vanilla and hops. Nice and sweet.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid beer. Hard to explain why, but this tasted more like an imperial porter or Baltic porter than an imperial stout, but I’ll move on. Had some complex flavors of black licorice, chocolate, vanilla, creamed espresso and raisins. Boldly roasted, but it’s rounded and not harsh. Deep brown color; patchy and thin head. Thick, syrupy and smooth texture. Pleasant beer.
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque brown, minimal head. Tastes sweet, slighty sour, with a hint of bitter. Coffee, caramel, charcoal, smoke. Finishes dry and smokey.
drpimento (2210) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting brew. Poured at a good temperature with a small, tan - with brown highlights, foamy head that soon settled down and no lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is massive cocoa, with malt, and roast. Flavor’s like nose plus include some molasses, toffee, and in the finish some coffee. Sweet is up front with some bitter to tone it down along with some carbonic tang. Body is soft and full, but has a few slight high bitter points. Finish is like flavor, slowly tapers, and has a slight alcohol warmth.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Pours slick oil black. Nose is dark chocolate, berries. Smooth and barely carbonated. Strong dark chocolate, coffee and berry notes with a hint of licorice And bubblegum in the finish.
Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich black color with no visible head but some side clinging bubbles. Aromas are rich chocolate cocoa, vanilla bean, licorice and a touch of dark espresso beans. On the palate there is a rich creamy texture that tingles away with a little bubble and tons of flavors that follow the nose nicely. Throw in the mix a plethora of dark fruit; raisins, figs and a touch of black coffee acidity to balance out the booze on the finish.