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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2011
22oz bottle from notes. Pours a typical oily, thick black with a sustained dark khaki head. Pleasant aroma: bittersweet chocolate, s’mores, vanilla, dried wood, toasted marshmallow. Light char. Flavor is full of cocoa, vanilla, wood, light char, ash with a kiss of melted chocolate. Fairly silky and creamy texture. Low carbonation with a slightly boozy finish. A simple, but well put together BA Impy. Thanks Greg!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma of oak and some chocolate. Flavor is nicely balanced. Chocolate, fruit flavors, and a little prune. Some heat at the end. Over rated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5990) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from 2012. Pours opaque black, small beige head, dissipates with decent residual and lacing. Aroma is cocoa, molasses and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet, light plus bitter, molasses, cocoa, vanilla and prominent bourbon dominate the flavor profile. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. The first sip seemed rather heavy handed with the Bourbon, but its getting better as it breathes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (889) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2016
2015 bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of bour- bon,chocolate,vanilla..tastes of chocolate,bourbon,vanilla,dark fruits..non BA version is better IMO.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6615) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Deep black with a thin tan cap. Big cocoa and malty boozy syrups on the nose, a bit of boozy coffee. Big roasty flavor with some earthy bitter cocoa, finishes a little chocolaty and oddly bitter. Lots of chocolate but still bitter and boozy and roasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1063) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Merci à Roger pour le partage! Liquide noire à la mousse plutôt claire laissant présager une torréfaction modérée. Cette dernière est effectivement présente au nez mais se présente à moi délicatement à la manière d’un café glacé où le grain ne me paraît pas avoir été surchauffé. Quelques traces d’épices et présence soutenue des malts profonds et riches qui rappellent le chocolat noir. En bouche je reçois de la poudre de cacao sèche. L’alcool est très bien camouflé par ce chocolat plutôt amer grâce à un houblonnage sans doute assez important. Agréable et facile à boire, je m’attendais tout de même à une bière avec plus de punch et de caractère, ce qui soit dit en passant est nullement un défaut.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2015
’15 batch in ’15. Pours black but not as thick as I expected. Light coffee crema colored ring. Nose of piney hops, oak barrel, dark chocolate, light vanilla. Taste follows, well balanced and not nearly as sweet as I expected. Feel odd saying this about a beer I’m giving a 4 but was a bit let down by this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Dark brown. Aroma has a fair bit of chocolate. Sweet, very rich with molasses, big woody character, toffee..some really rich dark malt character. Finishes fairly syrupy, really boozy and intense.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11827) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a small, rather fizzy, frothy beige head. Settles as a thin film. Aroma has sweet malts, licorice, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, light raisins, mild tobacco. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has smoke, lots of chocolate, cocoa, oak, rather sweet. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle shared at dbarnold’s, 10/31/15. Dark brown with a lasting brown head and drippy lace. Lots of chocolate here, not a ton of bourbon, just a strong stout with a nice malty flavor and light bitterness. Still, a very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle from Steven. 2012. Mellow and chill. Lots of toasty malt. Smooth chocolate. Bittersweet. A little bit molasses. Finish is a little light and maybe a little oxidized.


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