BBB63 (5423) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours basically opaque with a long lasting frothy beige head and outstanding lace. Big espresso vapours on the nose along with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and some dark twangy fruits, citric hops, leather, char and tobacco esters. The taste founds suit with big bitter coffee overtones and some chocolate, roast, char, and earthiness. Not really getting any of the black currents claimed on the description but more like fig cookies. Add some resiny hops and this is one BITTER Impy Stout... and almost too much even for me for I longed for the sweet chocolate that got butt violated and thrown to the curb.
wlajwl (2984) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, caramel, dark fruit and a slight mustiness. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, caramel sweetness, mild vinous notes and a dry and bitter finish.
wchesser (706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on a mid-April blizzard night. Dark roast malt and burnt espresso nose. Dark roast coffee and malt flavor with a pretty bitter finish. Not a lot going on, but nothing to complain about. Opaque and medium body.
rxeight (483) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok stout. Malty carbonated stout. Touch of cocoa. Not very impressive.
TreborWhip (360) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours like dark motor oil with huge dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, espresso, and burnt malts.
ads135 (1741) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good stout. Potent and sweet with a roasty bitterness that’s fairly aggressive. Picked this bottle up in KC with Dave and Jess in 2012.
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black in color with a khaki head. Lots of roasted malt, some chocolate, a bit of smoke, ash, and molasses sweetness. Maybe a bit acidic, dark fruits, and earthy hops. The flavor is roasty, somewhat smokey, and a decent bit of chocolate. Sweet dark fruit, prunes, molasses, and a bit of acidity. Somewhat ashy, too.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is black currents, dark chocolates, and plenty of coffee-roasts with a bit of a molasses sweetness as well as a slight leathery note. Flavor is similar. Heavy roasts and coffee with a good amount of dark chocolate, dark fruits and black currents, and a slight molasses note. Gets pretty dry towards the end with some leather and tobacco notes as this finishes roasty and somewhat bitter with a good amount of earthy hops. Lengthy aftertaste following a full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Imperial Stout. Big and roasty with a bunch of coffees, but well balanced with a nice dark chocolate, slight molasses, and pleasant black current/dark fruit note. Nice beer.
jandd1983 (1617) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee, pepper, earthiness and some floral notes. The taste was of roasted malt, spiciness, some raisins and molasses.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with dark tan sheen. Dark fruit, vinous, chocolate, cherry aromas. medium body. Dry dark roast malt, lightly tart vinous flavors with lightly sweet chocolate--good stout.