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RATINGS: 1922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Snifter at bar. Pour is pitch black with the thickest dark brown head i have ever seen. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and expresso. Flavor is outstanding with chocolate, strong coffee, roasted malts, and finishing very smooth. Alcohol was hidden extremly well in this guy. Outstanding!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
330 mL into a snifter. Pours a used motor oil pitch black with a micro dark tan head that settles quickly to nothing. Crazy aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, and almost overpowering spicy alcohol like vodka or something- I have never smelled that in a beer before. For 90 IBUs and 10% the taste is incredibly smooth with some oak, espresso, roasted malt, and vanilla moving to piney hops with warming alcohol like whiskey. Velvety mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Crazy and insane.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours motor oil black with a reddish-brown head that dissipates, leaving a small ring and lacing on the glass. Aroma of espresso, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate, with some sweet malt and hops. Masks the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is very creamy, especially as it warms up. Very light carbonation...smooooth. Great Impy Stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 25, 2009
Taste 2/9 Bottle. Looks: Black with a thin tan head lacing down the glass. Aroma: Nice blending of the smoke/roast, espresso and chocolate and alcohol. Taste: Balanced but a little wooden. A quality offering for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2004 bottle thanks to brentfreesh, shared with ilovedarkbeer. Pours, thick and black with a creamy, very dark brown head that stays forever. Good lace. Aroma is a amazing, chocolate, boozy, floral, chewy caramel, vanilla, cinnamon rolls, molasses. Taste is ashy with chocolate, alcohol, brown sugar and a bit bitter on the finish. Milky and mouthcoating with light bubbles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to BMan113VR. Pours a deep black color with a some brownish in it. Reddish brown head that is lacy and medium sized. Nose : vinegar, chocolate fudge, booze, molasses Taste: vanilla, booze, meaty, smoky, Mouthfeel is thick and velvety.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Dark rich pour with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Appearance is oily. Strong coffee front on the nose followed immediately by soft chocolate. Silky body feel in the mouth. Strong bitter finish. Very strong chocolate flavors and roasted malts in the flavor. I wish it was sweet but there is no sweetness at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours black with a thin brownish-tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Very smooth, with creamy chocolate and roasted malt. Very nice and masks the alcohol very well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
bottle. thanks joe. black pour with moderate tan bubbled head. roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate in aroma. rich chocolate, caramel sugar, roasted malts, coffee bean. nicely balanced, alcohol warming, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours a dark brown to black with reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of coffee, chocolate, ripe dark fruit, molasses, and hints of tobacco and roasted nuts. Flavor is roasted and malty with floral hops, ripe dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, licorice, and hints of honey and caramel. Generally medium to full body with a pleasing roasted malty finish.


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