Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Share this beer with friends!
Release #1 - 10% ABV
Release #2 - 9.2% ABV
Release #3,4 - 9.1% ABV
Release #5 - 9.2% ABV
Release #6 - 8.7% ABV
Release #7 - 9.7% ABV
Release #8 - 9.8% ABV
Release #9 - 9.4% ABV
Release #11 - 10.3% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2310) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, release #4, 2011. Pours a near pitch black color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aromas are caramel, coffee, chocolate, and light roast. Taste has a moderate sweetness and is not balanced well enough with the very minor roastiness and bitterness. Mostly caramel, chocolate, and coffee come through in the flavor. Finish is very smooth with a lingering caramel taste. Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Overall I like this Imp Stout but it has some flaws. Would love some more roast or bitterness to balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (909) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aromas of coffee, charcoal and molasses. Jet black in color with no foam. Strong coffee, chocolate, oats and resin. Very smokey in texture with a thick texture on the palate. Overall, this is a very drinkable and smooth stout with a lot of alcohol on the finish. Very well done. Iíd give this an A rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, vanilla and prunes. Very strong sipping beer. Bitter taste follows the sweetness. Very nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Nice, though not crazy strong, aroma of coffee, bread, dark chocolate. Dark, kind of thin body with creamy brown head. Taste is nicely bitter dark chocolate, fruity malts, coffee, bitter aftertaste. A solid imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Release #9. Pours, as expected, opaque black with no highlights. The head is fairly substantial and dark brown. The aroma is dominated by roasty malts with a modest sweetness, but few other distinctive notes. On the palate, dark chocolate and espresso grinds come through with a touch of white sugar. Not much more... just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2012
Draught at Tadgís. Black with thick chocolate milkshake head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, well roasted. Flavors are of coffee, cream, chocolate, licorice, roasty wood. Thick and rich and quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2023) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Pours black with nice soft mocha head. Big vanilla aromas. Chocolate, bourbon, and anise as well. Soft and full bodied palate. Chocolate, anise, and bourbon flavours. Well rounded stout. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1627) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle, release #6- Pours opaque black with a one finger chocolate tan head that looks like itís gonna stick around for most of the beer anyways. The aroma is chocolate malt, leather, licorice, classic imperial stout aroma. The taste is the same, strong dark roasted malt, chocolatey, molasses, bold and in your face. Body is huge as expected, coating the mouth with chocolate milk flavor long after the swallow. Overall I really like a good Impy stout, and this is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1561) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Release #7.
Appearance: Beautiful pitch black body with a thick creamy brown head, itís a shame the head has poor retention because itís beautiful with it on top. Still this is excellent looking.
Aroma: The aroma is excellent here, milk chocolate is the primary aroma here with some dark fruits in the back. The milk chocolate is more pronounced on the pour, the dark fruits come out more as it warms up.
Taste: Lots of dark chocolate throughout, maybe a hint of licorice, and a very light smoke presence, the licorice becomes more apparent as I sip, Iím not a huge fan of licorice but itís okay here.
Palate: Thick beer with a light fizz, creamy body.
Overall: I really wish this beer didnít have the licorice flavor in it, it would be excellent if not. I know some people will love that though. I think this is a solid imperial stout either way, worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Release #7. Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with a massive deep brown head that lasts. The body coats the glass and there is great lace. Unreal retention. Aromas are nutty, bready, roasty, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toasty, molasses, iodine, bakery fresh bread. Malt forward, but not too sweet. Balanced herbal hop component. Flavors are thick and big. Medium to medium strong bitterness. Herbal hop, toasty, dry, rich cocoa, spicy, molasses, nutty, tobacco, leather and light ash. Roasty, velvety, coffee, iodine. Somewhat clean ester wise. Complex malt impression. Really good. Fuller bodied, medium dry, warming, bitter and slightly roasty throughout the duration. Viscous. Medium so slightly high carbonation for the style. Another solid beer from Epic!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 16

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50