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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2429) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2015
355ml bottle from Triskel, Llanes. @home 17-03-2015.
Batch: 2252R 06:4664 (i guess this is the batch, BBD not found).
In short: viscous sweet Istout.
Pours black with little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, coffee, sweet, vanilla, spicy nose. Medium to full body, soft carbonation,viscous texture. Smooth palate, roasty, wsweet, spicy, nuts, vanilla and creamy flavours. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PawelD (297) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Butelka. Intensywny aromat czekolady i kawy, lekka wanilia. Kolor czarna smoła, obfita beżowa piana. Piwo bardzo gęste, treściwe, słodkie, alkohol przyzwoicie przykryty. W smaku głůwnie kawa i czekolada czyli jest słodko, goryczka na finiszu nie powala aczkolwiek jest przyjemna. Są też nuty orzechowe i wanilii. Wysycenie niskie do zera.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 8, 2015
Tan foamy head 2 1/2 fingers in depth. Coca cola color and look to this beer. The aroma is chocolate, a coffee roastiness, caramel and hints of dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel, a little thinner then I was expecting. The taste is similar to the nose, but the flavors are much more muted. Iím also getting an anise flavor to this beer with a bitterness at the end. A nice stout overall but the flavor profile is not my really to my liking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
probstblueribbon (3206) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown black with a decent mocha head. Aroma: All the rich aromas that one should expect from an Impy Stout...molasses, coffee, black chocolate, booze, slightly ashen/smoky, grape-like fruitiness, also a tangy fruitiness, faint licorice. Palate: Medium-full body, somewhat restrained carbonation. Flav.: Deep and rich, lots of dark chocolate, molasses, grape fruitiness, only very slightly smoky/ashen, black coffee, quite good; sweet with big bitterness and a long, mouth-coating finish of rich, dark malts.

Quite the name and quite the beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1149) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Loads of dark chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of liquorice in the aroma. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, raw liquorice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1164) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
330 ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, plum, dark fruits. Medium to full body, rich oily texture, soft carbonation with a long bitter finish. Nice balance, alcohol hidden. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1208) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle (12 fl oz) from dranken geers. jet black pour with a nice dark brown head. aroma is burnt toast, roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate followed by booze. taste is very warming - i would say the alcohol isnít well hidden but this isnít an issue. coffee, cocoa and molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (322) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Aromat: czekolada (!), kawa, akcenty whisky, szlachetny alkohol Smak: gęsty czekoladowo - kawowy likier z genialnym alkoholowym grzaniem i delikatnymi akcentami whisky w tle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1994) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Lovely toffee and marzipan aroma. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Big heavy chocolate taste with espresso notes and smooth roasted elements. Very much enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from The Bottle Shop London and drunk at home. Black beer lasting tan head. Big chocolate aroma, some booze too. In the mouth itís mostly chocolate and alcohol. I mean itís not overly subtle or complex. Itís a big roast chocolate beer. Has a shade of Speyside whisky to the aroma. Itís big. Bold. Bit too boozy for me I think. Itís a sipper and as I read my book itís a good beer to have a sip of from time to time, but not really my thing.


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