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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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English: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with big thick lite brown head. A: vanilla, chocolate malt, coffee, molasses. T: same, with some spice and metallic notes. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours very dark with brown head that sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts with milk chocolate undertones. Also vanilla, molasses, and Tootsie Roll. Taste is more roasted malts, a bit tangy, a little coffee, and a healthy amount of alcohol that warms noticeably going down. The palate is off - too thin. Admittedly, I am warn out by sticky sweet syrupy barrel aged stuff lately, and being lighter and thin makes this more drinkable... but the thin palate sticks distracts from the other things this beer has going for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2736) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey as Soft DK. Black with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, a bit of mint, roast, light chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4885) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2015
Roasty with a touch of booze and some dark chocolate. Well balanced overall. Bitter finish. Black pour with God head and OK lacing. Thick consistency. Bitter end. Well balanced but not super interesting. Tap at Churchkey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pitch black in color... Aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, roasted malts, coffee... Flavor is banana, roasted malts, licorice, molasses, figs, lightly tart finish... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, dark fruit/vinous, fruit, mild sweetness and a relatively potent tart/acidic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1068) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours black with a thin khaki head. Roasted malt, chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla and coffee aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, graham cracker, soy sauce, vanilla and molasses flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Dark chocolate and roasted malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 5, 2015
Black head. Aroma has lots of coffee, little Chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with presence of alcohol. Finish is slight dry with coffee and dark chocolate. Overall good Imperial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle (as Soft DK, brewed at Two Roads). Head is initially average sized, frothy, purplish-brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate, nuts), with notes of vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation. As with I Love You With My Stout, this is quite nice but doesn’t quite get to 4+ territory. It’s rather lean, overly bitter, and watery in the mouth. The aroma is enjoyable but a bit limited in depth. Still, a solid stout and thankfully not at all a syrupy sweet / goopy rendition...if anything, this could use MORE body and finishing sweetness, which I very rarely say for Impy stouts.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2395) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Soft dookie indeed. Appearance is a fluffy, thick, tan head that slowly settles to a brown cover, lots of lace, and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is roast, vanilla, black patent malt, cocoa, coffee, old tree bark. Flavor’s like nose, has carbonic tang against the bittersweet and vanilla up front and slowly tapers to the bittersweet flavors and some alcohol warmth at the end. Soft round body with just enough carbonation to balance. A masterpiece. Gimme some dookie!


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