Sjohnh (198) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep and dark. As close to black as it gets, with a chocolate brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Oily thick, balanced with a light carbonation. Malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavours are all in the sub-woofer bass end of the spectrum - spicy dark berries as in a Shiraz; bitter bark chocolate; heavy roasted malts; espresso coffee, dark soy sauce. Unyielding, like a black hole, with nothing lighter like milk or vanilla to take the edge off.
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: jet black with a yellow brown head. Aroma of chocolate, malts, a little coffee. Sweet coffee flavors, burnt malts. Syrupy feel with a bitter aftertaste. Extremely tasty- full of flavor and a BIG beer.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick, creamy, resilient dark brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffeeish. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, roasted hazelnut, toast, chocolate milk. Finish is coffeeish bitterness, dark chocolate. Lingering roast and bitterness. Strong body, velvety, oily, soft mouthfeel. Weak carbonation.
MikeKeller (889) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a beige, bubbly head. Very nice aroma has dark chocolate, licorice, coffee and roasted malts. Really big flavour has roasted malts, licorice, vanilla and chocolate. Mouthfeel is oily, very soft and smooth. As good as an Imp gets?
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with the darkest head I’ve ever seen.
Nose shows rich chocolate/cocoa and roasted malt with a hint of booze and smoke alongside a sweet chocolate liqueur note.
More dark chocolate as a flavour before transitioning to heavy dry roast and cocoa alongside some solvent-like booze.
Nice creamy carbonation.
Salmoniform (823) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is roast, chocolate, vanilla, cola, figs, soy, raisins. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice astringent following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew.
hoppopotomous (3) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just cracked one..I have bad allergies tonight and that aroma still comes through.this is a really good beer..I think its going to be my go to winter brew..I might even have to find a clone recipe and brew this myself..
Franzen (331) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense aroma with lots of dark syrup, caramel roastiness and dark fruits. Even more roadtiness in taste, burnt toast coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is long lasting with coffee bitterness and bit of liquorice. Texture is creamy and body is full. A perfect imperial stout
dambor (48) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. EXP: December 2014. Pours pitch black with a typical imperial stoutish head (creamy, dissapears fast). Aroma: a lot of coffee, roasted malt, raisins, some pleasant alcohol aroma, with a touch of vanilla. Taste: coffee, roasted malt with pleasant bitterness at the end and a warming alcohol feeling in the throat. Slight sourness on the tongue. Fantastic beer, however, I wish I had left it in the cellar for at least 6 more months. It would have definitely got more complex.
MarkoNm (579) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color (engine oil) topped with a dark cream colored head. A plesant roasty aroma, some coffee and some notes of chocolate. The body is creamy, starts with nice little bitterness, followed by a strong roasty feel and lots of coffee notes. Would be very nice, if I liked the coffee notes.