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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all Ė it must taste rare!

Skinnyviking's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing fluffy brown head. Pitch black body. Powerful sweet and sugary choccolate coffee aroma plus a hint of alcohol. Hard roasted barley malt creamy coffee choccolate dried fruigt flavor and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (244) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Should have shared, but didnít. Aroma full of rich sweetness; chocolate, muscovado sugar. Also alcohol and coffee. Full body, like oil. Flat and very long. Rich flavour of sweet and bitter. Chockolate, coffee and aven salt. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1698) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2016
Growler from Bierhalle Deconinck. Pours pitch black, small dark brown head. Nice burnt toast aroma, blackcurrants, bourbon vanilla, Medium body, roast and bitter,, medium sweetness. Burnt coffee beans coffee in the taste, dark forest fruits, hint of resin. Very nice impy stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1092) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2016
Aroma is sweet, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Very thick texture. Very well rounded with well balanced alcohol. An amazing beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4463) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2016
16 ounce can from Badger Spirits in Janesville, WI, consumed at cellar temp from a Maudite glass. Totally opaque, thick, viscous motor-oil pour with a dark maple head that nearly fills the glass and subsides reluctantly...deep, dark-chocolate, vanilla in the nose, hints of pepper and tarragon, quite roasty-toasty, could be a bit more forward but pleasant enough - and this is the first Impy Iíve had in months, so Iím happy in any case with the intensity that there is, shouldnít spoil for more I suppose....later on a bit of cherry and licorice develop, this is getting nice...on the tongue itís all toasted/burnt malts at the front, with a sherry character developing eventually, a bit of lactic sourness towards the finish, plenty of chocolate throughout and a warming, milky texture as it goes down. Overall this is quite lovely and reminds me of what really attracted me to big beers originally...and the alcohol is barely apparent apart from that warming environment. Itís nearly a hundred degrees outside, but with the thunder roaring and the A/C on and a firebrand yelling on TV, somehow only a beer like this works in these waning days of July.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (861) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque dark brown with a creamy to minimal brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, banana, alcohol. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and creamy. Medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Harsh coffee and alcohol flavors. Not the most drinkable, but delicious, heavy and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (584) - MEXICO - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head that fades away almost completely. Aroma is of coffee, alcohol, lactose and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Robust bodied, oily and with some carbonation. Thick and with a finish of dried fruits. Aftertaste of roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft. Pours a medium thick, poorly retained, tiny bubbled, beige head, with no lacing, over a clear almost still black (SRM 35) body......nose is multiple dried fruits including plum, raisin, cocoa, chocolate, light coffee, molasses, brown sugar, light her hops......taste is heavily sweet, with dreid fruits including plum raisin, fig, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, molasses, brown sugar, finishing with mild hops bitterness......mouth feel, heavy sticky body, high alcohol warmth, slight carbonation. This is a very heavy, utterly sweet, rich on the dessert end of the style. The sweetness is a bit too dominant, and there is no umami as is found in the best. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (844) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Itís so good. Itís soooo good. And now that itís out in sixteen ounce cans, itís perfect. Pours jet black from the can with a huge mountain of chocolate cream brown head. The aroma is very rich, strong, bitter bakerís chocolate and a little coffee. The flavor is huge on that rich, bitter, very strong roasted malt/chocolate thing. Relentlessly so. Coffee, a little anise, strong, bitter roasted finish. The big ABV is only a ghost on the aftertaste. Ranks with Ten Fidy and Undead Party Crasher and my other favorite IRSís.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (867) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Drank at the BBQ in Waalwijk 10-7-16. Lots of taste. Very nice. Good! Coffee is well-balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1281) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 Black with big brown head. Wort, licorice, bbq glaze, smoke, spicy and cherry. Slick, sweet, round, umami and roasty finish. Really good! Perfect appearance.

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