SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours as dark a brown as there is with a thick tan foamy head. Nose is roasty malt and lots of chocolate some malted milk notes as well. Palate is thick and fluffy with an oily finish. Flavor is heavy on the malted milk and chocolate with some nice resiny notes and a thick film that resides on the throat after swallowing.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.65 l bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black color with thick creamy head. Roasty aroma with chocolate and licorice. Sweet and roasty flavor with chocolate and salty licorice. Hint of sharp alcohol. Tasty stout, although I don’t find this as complex as complex a 8.8 ABV stout could be.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown beer with a nice 3 finger head. The aroma was roasty, chocolate. The taste was roasty, chocolate, coffee, bitter-which is what I expect from a stout. Nice mouthfeel & enjoyable.
saxo (15000) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and hops.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Dark roast grains, pecans.
Appearance: Dark brown to black, 1 finger light brown head.
Flavor: Sweet dark malt with molasses and caramel, followed by a quenching strong bitterness that lingers slightly.
Palate: Nice lively carbonation
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another super solid brew from Green Flash. Not overly hoppy. Tons of chocolate roasty flavors. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Big creamy palate.
williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Immense, dimpled oatmeal head. Color is so dark brown that it’s a cousin of black. Opaque but shiny, like the exterior of a bowling ball. Wispy tan lace.
The smell is heavily roasted coffee and mocha malts; nearly burnt but not quite. Dark & semi-sweet chocolates. Milk chicolate with agitation. Mild coffee and chocolate.
The taste is sweet and bitter both. Mild mocha coffee and light semi-sweet chocolate. Good bitter/sweet balance. Really nice; bitter at first, them milky sweet. Excellent balance.
The feel is milky and creamy. Really smooht. A "wet" stout for sure. Overall, this is more like a proter. A little bit of sweet chocolate, a tad of bitter coffee. Perfectly balanced.
ghawener (1531) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Drank with casta, sealed the first craft brew deal. This brew is oily, heavy, soupy, full of flavor and aroma. Easy to drink but potent; a full meal. Food Pairing: El Unico from Buffalo Wings.
dmac (4745) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bobmer from Oak Tree. Green Flash has always produced some really solid beers in my eyes and this just goes on enforcing that opinion. As for an Impy Stout it’s not pushing the envelope by any means in ABV, aroma or flavor but just really well rounded overall. Poured a great looking pitch black body with three fingers of thick super tight biege head that looked more like a chocolate mousse then a the head of a beer, nice lace too!! Aroma of chocolate pudding, grassy hops, slight sugar, slight coffee grounds. Body is medium to full with a creamy fininsh. Flavor is raosty, lots of chocolate pudding, coffee grounds, very roasty,slight vanilla, slight grassy hops. This is one solid beer that is well worth seeking out.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at Tustin Brewing’s 13th ANniversary party, dry roasty and flavorful, this was a nicely done brew.