Torontoblue (51) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours a dark black with mocha head that settles to a fine lace. Aromas of roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, dark sweet fruits (raisins, figs, prune), slight tobacco/ash scent too. Taste is bitter hops with nice bitter sweet chocolate up front, nicely balanced roast from the malt, followed by some liquorice, molasses, raisin/fig/prune, smoky coffee grounds. Slight alcohol hit mid palate, helping with the full bodied mouthfeel. Nice bitter sweet, long tongue coating, but not cloying, finish. A real nice Impy stout.
blankboy (5191) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Ginger Man, NYC. June 1. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues and a small semi-lasting frothy beige head. Slightly mild aroma is sweet and fruity along with leafy hops, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavour of fruit and alcohol followed by leafy hops, chocolate and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Much fruitier then I expected and bit boozy, but I liked it.
IrishBoy (3641) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo in Camirillo. Nose is coffee, and chocolate, with hints of licorice and a fair amount of vanilla beans. Black with a small light tan head. Flavor has an immediate hint of soy sauce that quickly fades into a chocolate expresso flavor with a light bitter background.
drjay44 (2158) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, mocha head, with some lacing, over an almost black (SRM 40) clear body....nose is coffee, chocolate, light toffee/caramel....taste is cocoa, coffee, light soy, hints of dried fruits, finishing with a medium hop bitter bite....mouth feel is chewy, slightly sticky, alcohol present, carbonation low. This meets the style quite well. It does not have the depth of aromas and flavors of the very best, but is enjoyable the nonce. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
diabel (1585) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 Draught at Rattle íNí Hum, NYC
Black, muddy body. Creamy brown head. Well balanced, rather intense and complex aroma of raisins, dark malt, chocolate. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet flavour of malts - bit weaker as one would expect. Well balanced though as well as very drinkable.
BREWMUSKCLES (2017) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a wheat wine brew silky with small tight carbonation and a very nice flavor of milk chocolate and berry just perfectly infused. smooth and frothy with a beery malt and hop presence. particles infused in liquid.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was strong cocoa and malted milk. The flavor was strong cocoa, vanilla, malted milk and toasty malts. The finish was long and toasty with lingering cocoa and vanilla. Thick, creamy and full body. Well done.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 665ml (NYC)
Dark brown color, small steady brown head. Sticky aroma, roasted malts, molasses and hints of balsamico. Medium to full-bodied. Licorice, toasted malts, molasses, some warming alcohol, coffee and some hops. Strong porter-like imperial stout. Alcohol sticks out.
Camons (3755) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Vine Street pub, Denver. Pours black with a red tone along the glass sides, small tan ring of foam. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, rich chocolate and caramel, plums, port. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dried fruit, lots of rye, some wood notes. Medium body, low carbonation. For me the flavor had to much rye compared to the nice aroma, the rye overshined the rest of the flavors. 260212
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Pours dark with a finger or two of tan head. Big bubbles. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors. Really powerful smell too. Rich. Very strong coffee flavor. Creamy. Rich and flavorful. Bit of a bitter finish. Masks the alcohol. Great beer.