jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with a blurb along the left side of label, no year or freshness date I could find.
Poured a lightly ruby hued dark chocolate brown with a rocky, creamy tan head, small amount of ringed sticking.
Aromas of dark ripe berry fruitiness, hints of vanilla, coffee with a light chocolate, and small whiffs of alcohol.
Good moderate carbonation and a chewy, creamy smooth, slick, full bodied mouthfeel.
Smooth, easy sipping, satisfying taste, roasted chocolate mingled with coffee, a subtle berry fruitiness, a little vanilla and molasses, a citric hop bite towards the end, the alcohol is in the background and warming in the palate, and a dry roasted malty, fruity finish.
A really nice RIS from Great Divide, a pleasant drinkability, very nice on a cold, windy midwest evening.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours black and opaque - almost tar-like - with a light brown, dissipating head. Fat aroma of hard roasted malt. Extremely solid body with lots of sweetish, burned malt with a very distinct bitterness. A tough beer to drink and digest. 171106
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Dark black with dark brown head. Lacing and inch or two tall. Toasted malt aroma and taste. Oak aged Yeti is a step above, but this is still darn good.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Poured a dark black color with rich, thick, dark brown head. Aroma was a magnificent carmel-toffee, with hints of chocolate. The flavor was a continuation of this toffee-caramel-chocolate, and the alcohol crept in as the beer warmed to be a perfect complement to the malty-sweet-candy shop flavors. Left an excellent sweet-dry palate. This is the best Impy Stout I’ve ever had.
TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black with a large tan head that slowly settles to a thin covering. Roasted malt, chocolate and piney hops in the aroma. Malt driven flavor, lots of chocolate. Nice bitter finish provides some balance. Alcohol noticeable but not overly so. Wonderful.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong alcoholic taste, no special smell, coffee and chocolate, good bitterness, not that extreme as it’s aged sibling
mfincher (15) - Wills Point, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Imperial Stout that pours black with a smooth chocolate taste. Hint of coffee good beer
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with thick tall head, and good lacing. Smoke, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, and some hops in the aroma. Good roasted flavor of chocolate, coffee, bittersweetness, some caramel and toffee notes. Excellent brew.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black color with small tan head. Sweet and roasted aroma with notes of coffee. Thick and sweet palate with vinous and deep roasted character. In the finish the sweetness changes gradually to strong coffee-charcoal roast. Very good and long finish.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 not the most pleasant stout, but what can you expect from 75 ibu (are you man enough?). The head disapears, flavor is comlex as well as the aroma. I enjoyed it with a brownie.