argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Smal tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light roast, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate liqueur. Taste is burnt coffee. Nice.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house. Shared by Sam. Black pour with a khaki head. Nose starts out a little soapy, but otherwise good roast, caramel, bourbon, and licorice notes. Some vanilla and fudge sweetness. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with a light bitterness. Lots of roast, licorice, and oak. Bourbon, vanilla, and some booze notes. A bit of sweet fudge and some caramel. Not bad.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to NoSignsOfPain! Pours near black, weak tan foam. Nose is sugar, creamed sweet coffee, tomato style sticky bourbon. Taste is sweet and sour mix with lemon and sweet coffee drink. Sugary with acid in palate. Strange.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark black in color, thick black head. Nice dark stout but chocolate and coffee flavors. Aroma was also thick and very good. This was a very good Impy Stout.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Having tried a variant of this stout over the summer, it was nice to get a crack at the base beer. Turned out to be a very enjoyable example of the style. Nice dusty looking black pour, with a moderately oily looking body and a thin but lasting head. Pleasant aroma with an abundance of roasted malts and a nice understated barrel presence to complement that. Nice full mouthfeel, just enough carbonation, and nice semi-dry finish. Somehow the presence of the deep chocolate flavors and the bourbon give this one just a hint of a dark fruit quality, even without the additions. Nice stuff.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour an inky black with some creamy beige head. Nose is nice, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, some booze, some cake icing, some cherry, some molasses. Flavor has a flick of pepper, vanilla, coconut, wood pulp, caramel, cherry, medicinal. Hot, peppery finish. All over the place.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Sam’s Blue Light and The Pit. Opaque black pour. Head is dark tan and one finger thick. Lots of bourbon in the nose, some coffee and chocolate with hints of vanilla and cherry skin. Rich and roasty flavor with lots of vanillin and bourbon. Hints of alcohol and cherry. Medium body and a warming finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint at Sam’s. Black with a small tan head. Nose is heavy sweet bourbon, vanilla, light roasted malt. Flavor is heavy bourbon, some roasted malt, light cocoa. Sweet, fairly thick mouthfeel without being too cloying. Nothing like a barrel aged imperial stout on a thursday morning at 1130. Nice work, Sean and Co!
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt. Flavor features booze, bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, and sweet roasted malt. For me, a pretty good barrel aged beer and fairly drinkable too.