durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose of roast, chocolate, molasses and some fruit, but the fruit fullness really comes out on the taste, with notes of raisin, prune, and fig. Some creamy action in there as well. Sweet, with a hint of light tartness. Tastes great.
plaugher (272) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml into a snifter. Pours an opaque mocha-black with a sparse white head. Nose of dark fruit, chocolate, a bit of coffee. Slight sweetness, with a definite warming note. (Perhaps the end of August is the wrong time?) Light carbonation, but thick and viscous on the palate. Unsurprisingly, boozy. Should have saved it until December or January.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from State Line. Near black, thin creamy tan head. Fair retention. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, hints of leather. The taste is cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, mild roast and green hops. Thin-medium bodied. Solid.
dmac (4747) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Joe Canals Fire Rd. Poured a sort of unimpressive super dark brown with a foamy mocha head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, marshmallows, amd dark cherry juice. Smooth body, with softer carbonation, decent heat. Flavor is similar to the aroma, dry dark chocolate, cbocolate syrup, burnt malts, burnt toast, ash dark fruits. Solid beer but sort of sweet for an Impy.
metalhead0043 (168) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Triangle Wine for 3 bucks. Dated 2012. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is fruit, sweet chocolate, some coffee. Taste is fruit and chocolate up front as well with a lasting chocolate flavor on the back end. Some coffee in there as well. Texture is slightly thick, not quite on par with some of my favorites though. Easy to drink, not much alcohol burn to it. Overall a decent imperial stout.
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at R.D.F. in Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with a dark tan head and excellent fine lacing.
Aroma of booze, dark malt, chocolate, molasses and licorice.
Taste of licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, booze and oak. This is an excellent, complex, dark roasty beer--until it warms. Then the boozy flavor takes over and dominates the other flavored and complexity. Enjoy while it still has a chill.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization.
A potentially great RIS that disappoints once it warms.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerbaron90 (6) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from the brewery. Chocolate, roasted malts, with a hint of bitter hops. Harpoon did a very nice job with this.
puboflyons (2601) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 2014. The pour is deep dark jet black with a modest tan head on top. I pick up more of a milk chocolate character before all else but no alcohol considering the 10% ABV. The body is around medium. The taste has a kind of milk chocolate flavor with dark roasted malts and a slightly dry finish.
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black and oily, with a foamy, brownish head that slowly dissipates to a ring and a little film. Sparse lacing. Nose is boozy and dominated by malt, with notes of chocolate and prunes. Taste is on the sweet side, but there is a nice hop nip as well. Full body, lively carbonation. Decent brew.
jbruner (2986) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of deep roast and earthy soy. Taste is way better, dark chocolate over roast and sweet malt. Thick sweetness, nice bitter middle, thick with light carbonation.
BeerdedDave (885) - - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a thick tan head; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with alcohol notes; roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, and mollasses and warm alcohol notes