bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors nice and dark smells of roasted cappacino..... tast roasted coffee with a slight bitter chocolate did have a hint alchohal after taste
nearbeer (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 12 oz. Opaque black with a small head that tries to last, and leaves some frosty lace. Aroma is pretty much pure coffee, maybe some oats. Flavor is coffee, turning to cocoa and oats, some light peanut and caramel. Yummy. Heavy body is smooth, sticky and dryish, with some light tingle.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff is strong. A ton of everything it says. Coffee and chocolate and you know it. So rich and really good. A lot of alcohol comes through for me too.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Might I suggest this for breakfest. Outstanding beer, like having some great coffeee with a little alcohol in it.
Very good beer!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle almost completely black, forming beautiful off black foamy head. Aroma of chocolate delights, hops, malts, espresso coffee beans. Flavour much of the same, simple bliss and goodness, smoothness prevails in rich and sublime cleanness. Bitterness and hops give the beer a supreme character, kick ass!
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate, and no matter how much I’ve inhaled, it doesn’t fade. Appearance: Thick pour, darkest brown, thin brown head, minimal spotty lace. Flavor: Big roast malt flavor at the front, building towards lots of sweet cream on the mid-palate. Dark fruits abound, and some not-so-dark fruits as well (apricot, bitter melon...) Dark, bitter chocolate was there all along, but comes to the fore in the finish. Palate: Starts prickly, drinks smooth, and finishes dusty.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oily black with just a very thing tan film of a head. Of course the coffee comes on strong in the nose but beyond that I pick up some notes of molasses. This is definitely not one of those sweet imp. stouts. Bitter black coffee dominates with a bit of black patent malt like taste and a lingering chocolate finish. Solid and bitter to the end. Just not mind blowing.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with no head except for thin ring on edges of my snifter. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is heavy with coffee. Also taste chocolate and roasted malt and touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth. Similar brew to Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel and Speedway Stout. Not a huge fan of stouts with big coffee flavors but this is not overdone.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste 10/8 Looks: Opaque/black, thin clinging head. Aroma: Nice dark roast malt and coffee blend. Some chocolate in there as well. Taste: Thick and rich coffee with a little chocolate. Smooth, even and hides the alcohol well.
sebletitje (9218) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of gillard.
One amazing brew. Hard to put down.
Pours black, with a nice brownish/yellowish head.
Aroma is filled with nice coffee notes.
Taste, your fill of coffee, light grains and malty.
Not much else to say, this is just one amazing Imp. Stout. Very drinkable, loaded with coffee and a good presence f alcohol.