mile (2648) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty - light wheat and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light dark fruitiness, some coffee with light licorice, faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some roasted malt, light dark fruitiness and light coffee, light salty licorice and some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee, light salty licorice and some alcohol. Roasted IS with light coffee and some alcohol. Too much alcohol in the finish.
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a beige and firm mid-sized foamy head. Earthy and leathery roast-malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and a tinge of dark fruits. Roasty bitter flavour with a mildly alcoholic sweetness, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Solid leathery and a bit tarry roasted malt-character with hints of dark chocolate, liquorice and a subtle sour-fruity touch; roasty and chocolatey malty finish with alcoholic and mildly vinous notes. Very good. 03.III.13
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A fruity-roasted-candy impy stout. Too easy to drink. Slightly above average example of the style.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed more than three years before expiration date. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks Matt.
The look: Black body topped by medium tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring of foam and doesn’t leave much lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is a bit phenolic, a slice of raisin pie, some alcohol fumes, black jelly beans, a cloves-like spiciness sensation. Body is medium, lighter than expected for a 10% impy, carbonation is very active making it easy to drink but also making the beer surf over my taste buds and therefore loosing some of the complexity. Taste has cooked dark fruits, black liquorice, highly roasted cereals, a shot of Black Sambuca, dark grapes, black liquorice, a bit of molasses, distant notes of black chocolate, some vanilla, herbal spiciness. Somehow this beer should feel sweet but it doesn’t and it is rather easy to drink. Very little alcohol sensation. All around a decent impy. Temptation can be many things in England, the name of tis beer, the nightlife, the pubs everywhere, the prostitution that is basically legal, so many other things, but it is never an appetizing meal.
OllieBBommel (926) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige. Colour: deep dark brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: bitter sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old but properly stored bottle gifted by Joes. Thx! Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, some alcohol, sweet, malty, some chocolate, raisins, wood. The beer has a deep chocolate taste mixed with some raisins, malts, a slight wood taste, some coffee and it reminds me a bit of ’Haagse hopjes’ (a type of coffee-ish candy). Also it has some whisky notes, hazelnut and walnut. Full body and the low amount of carbo gives the beer a smooth silky feel. Quite enjoyable even though it should be quite old according to Joes. The best before date is August 2016.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Temptation. I resisted for a while but it got the better of me. It always does. I’ve been listening to the Bard of Brighton a lot today. Understand he gave into temptation quite a lot as well. He wears a lot of black. Bet he’d like this.
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clasic imperial stout dark roasty goodness nothing over the ordinary but well worth a go
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the gift shop at Lindisfarne Island. Good classic impy with slightly less hopping than usual. Enjoyed this one.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff looks like crude oil, black, inky, more than opaque it sits in the glass like a liquid black hole. The huge body it a riot of sweet malt flavours, caramel, toffee, chocolate all playing against a noticeable coffee note and the spiciness of the hops. Perfection.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lacks some of the oomph of many impst, but I think it’s pretty good for it. Not overpowering, just kinda easy drinking 10%, a nice surprise. I wonder if I’m classed as a friend hoho... I do make myself chuckle. Temptation, you can take it or leave it. I took it, I like it. I do tend to take it. 1 mum’s starting to stare a little. She is friends with the shouty racist I think.