DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an extremely dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma of mildly roasted malts, bitter sweet chocolate, and some fudgey sweetness. Very sweet at first with chocolate, caramel, and nutty flavors. Very creamy body with a sharp, funny, kind of dirt-like pepper finish that I don’t care for.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/6/09 notes: on tap, Wurstkuche. Appearance is black and viscous with a tan head. Aroma of roasts, coffee, and background hops. Flavor is rich and minerally. There is black coffee, dark chocolate, and a certain soil-like character. Overall, this beer has many great attributes, notably its lush palate. However, inexplicably, it doesn’t come together nearly as well as other Impy stouts that I have grown to love (Peche Mortel, Storm King, Ten FIDY, etc).
JohnnyJ (5334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at stone. Pours a dark brown/black with creamy brown head. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee beans, hints of vanilla, licorice, and some plum. Nicely done imp stout.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with beautiful brown head. Huge roasty aroma with hints of licorice, coffee & I agree with CapFlu some soy. Fuller bodied. Big roasted malt taste with some booziness, licorice & some bitterness. Good stout
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Spirit Merchants in James Bay, Victoria. Pours a 1 inch brown head atop an opaque black body. Nose of coffee grounds, soya sauce. Flavour of good roasted malt, strong coffee tongue and earthy finish. Very good. 8/4/8/4/16
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours fat oil black with a fine, large, creamy, cappucino head. Sweetish aroma actually, some chocolate and vanilla. Some slight coconut notes as well. Then a lot of coffee and roasted malts. Very nice. Lowish carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Flavour is incredibly well-balanced, lots of nice dark chocolate, some coffee and some definite bitterness. This is a world-class stout. Not extreme in any way, this is just perfect in balance. Just the way I like it.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a large deeep beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, coffee and dark bditter chocolate. Flavour was sweet with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Finished bitter
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Bottle at Bagers - on christmas evening - shared with Mette, Bager, Per & Farmand. Black - brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted, light burned, sweetness, light soya, tar, light tarmac, nice hoppy, cocoa, light bitterness. Lovely smooth body & finish......Again: #23 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. (8/4/7/4/16)
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle that was sitting in my basement for 6 months. Jet black pour with foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted grains and cocoa. Flavor was rich in roasted chocolate malts, espresso, cocoa, and a big dose of bitter hops. Full bodied with a smooth texture. A complex and satisfying stout.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a medium sized light brown head with decent lacing. The aroma is of coffee, molasses, oak, and black licorice. The flavor is smoky with notes of roasted coffee beans, chocolate and a touch of vanilla on the tail. The finish was sweet. The texture was very creamy. Its a very good stout, Im a fan.