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RATINGS: 1729   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1008) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gamin (108) - - NOV 7, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hippiemusic (47) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2391) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
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.


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