probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Rob_D_UK (1294) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of dark chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of liquorice in the aroma. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, raw liquorice.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
olliejobbins (1522) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ogniskowicz (514) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Aromat: czekolada (!), kawa, akcenty whisky, szlachetny alkohol
Smak: gęsty czekoladowo - kawowy likier z genialnym alkoholowym grzaniem i delikatnymi akcentami whisky w tle.
minutemat (2904) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MarinaMarket (233) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid stout. Rich roast, dark chocolate, nice hopping. Lingering finish. Well made.
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin beige foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with dark toffee and soy sauce. Raisins with chocolate and marzipan alcohol. Blackberries with woody yeast. Flavours are sweet chocolate with rich, smooth coffee and a light smokiness. Slick oily and slightly meaty with a spicy, peppery alcohol finish. Hints of vegetable fat. Good.
domienS (227) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black beer with a big dark brown fine head.
Smells dark malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla.
Tastes malt bitter.
Leaves a bitter palate, big mouth feel and clear touch of alcohol.
Really intense imperial stout!