callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-black body, medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Straightforward nots of chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel and earth. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, a little thin, slightly boozy.
DrinkinWell (174) - - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black, nice head and lacing. Aromas of cocoa nibs, bitter chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Tastes of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some plum. Not bad.
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, PA. Served in a pint glass, deep dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and wood char. Taste is very roast malt rich; adding notes of caramel, dried fruits (raisins, plums), faint vanilla balanced with earthy hop bitterness. Thick body, low carbonation(nitro), creamy, slick, rich with faint roast finish. Tasty solid IS.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of Butters. Dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, fruit and light tart flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from James - thanks! Black pour with a scattered slick of tan foam. Aroma is thin with dry cocoa, light chocolate roast, and some underlying plum. Taste is light roast and generic chocolate with sweeter, strong ale type malt flavors. Limp and thin mouthfeel. Below average for the style.
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Allentown. Pours dark brownish red with a very thin head. Smells like coffee bitterness and sweet cocoa. Tastes sweet and strong, like syrup, chocolate, molasses. Light body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, plums, dates, light vanilla, and light earthy notes. Flavor is roast malts forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and faint hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, light cocoa-like chocolate notes, molasses, a hint of raisin, and some light earthy and flowery hops peeking through in the finish. Good stuff.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A well balanced and complex impy stout with a bit of everything. T
How: Bottle 750ml corked & Caged. Consumed with some age on it, probably more than one year old.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is somewhat roasted, liquorice candy, raisins and table syrup. Taste has a big fluffy body with molasses, soft liquorice candy, some coffee, raisins, fruit cake, cacao powder, plenty of roast, lactic notes (milk chocolates), leafy hops. Well balanced beer. No alcohol presence whatsoever and a sweetness sensation that is kept in check. Mouthfeel in impy stouts do not get much better than this, big full fluffy body with plenty of very soft bubbles. This is an impy stout that focuses on drinkability more than intensity which probably explains the so-so ratings for the style. Even if nothing groundbreaking I thought this beer offered a good complexity, an engaging mouthfeel and a surprisingly good drinkability. A 750ml really didn’t feel too much, this is an easy drinking impy stout. Excellent beer, underrated, my bottle probably was probably 1 or 2 year old, so this beer might be better with some age on it. I found this one in my cellar and I didn’t even know I had it, I should organize the bottles in my cellar but I’m afraid they will form a union and demand benefits.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark rich brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Full bodied and rich texture. A balanced blend of flavors including, fig, chocolate, and bourbon. Reminded me of Lost Abbey’s "The Angels Share"