suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black beer, dark brown head with filmy retention. Nose is roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit in the background. The flavor begins semi-sweet with dried fruit, coffee and caramel, then develops into a bitter hardroasted finish with lots of coffee, dry notes, alcohol and roasty bitterness. Very long aftertaste with roast, coffee, chocolate and warm alcohol. Thick and massive istout.
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black in the glass. Small but good holding head. Good roasted malts. For some maybe to much of the roasted taste, but i like it.
flying_pig (1008) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co., Glasgow (£4.00):
Strong with lots of coffee & roasted notes, strong chocolate too with some sweetness & a little alcohol. A big beer but the alcohol isn’t overpowering & some dark fruits, smoky notes & sugars come through as well.
Pitch, opaque black with a still body & topped with a chocolate coloured head that’s creamy & bigger than expected given the abv.
Strong again with big chocolate flavours & a smokey taste with some coffee. Touches of alcohol come through as well & a milky chocolate taste. Darker fruits appears towards the end with some strong malts & roasted flavours with some sweetness at the end.
Huge at 10.5% but incredibly easy to drink with most of the alcohol hidden. Silky smooth & full bodied with tonnes of flavour & almost no carbonation making it seem quite ceamy & boozy. A warming finish that is quite sweet too.
Another amazing Fonders beer, I’m disappointed I didn’t grab more when I had the chance. Maybe not as good as their Breakfast Stout but still an excellent beer & a must try.
Gamin (108) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep black with a thickness to it. Some butter and roast in the flavor with very little bitterness. Doesn't taste overly boozy but coats the mouth. It's actually pretty balanced.
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Pitch black pour with a tight lingering tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, dark fruit and cocoa in the beak. Plenty more roasted character and choc jammed into the flavour. Slight ashy notes with some hop bitterness lurking in the shadows. Rich and smooth this warmed up very nicely. Alcohol skilfully suppressed. A cracking Impy straight out of the top drawer and a well worthy import.
hippiemusic (47) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow pours very dark in color, with a dark head. As the description states, drink this one as a winter warmer at room temperature. Be careful has a bite.
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; pitch black pour with a frothy dark brown head, treacle and dark chocolate aroma, taste is very sweet, along with rich coffee, chocolate, ABV present, slouch creamy mouthfeel, a delight to drink.
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses and roasted malt. Robust but creamy taste of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Full bodied.
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355L bottle. Pours pitch black with small brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, dark chocolate, coffee, malt. Flavor is intense roast, coffee, dark chocolate, some syrupy sweetness. Finish is intense roast bitter with slight touch of alcohol. Overall: very nice, very thick stout.
SarkyNorthener (2391) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black beer with medium foamy tan head. Aroma of licorice, port anf slightly roasted coffee. Taste is dark mollases, licorice, coffee, chocolate and cream. Creamy and full bodied on the palate. Excellent, one of the best impy stouts I have tried.