BBB63 (6474) - 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.
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Cheers to Fergus for sharing this one. Pours oily black-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds chalky cocoa, milk chocolate, light roast. Medium sweet flavor with modest earthy bitterness, dusty milk chocolate. Light to medium bodied, creamy, with average carbonation. Ashy roast in the finish, cocoa, earth, faint raisin. Not bad.
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oo ml bottle, no date code.
Dark black, thin tan head, spotty lace.
Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, light liquorice, light molasses. Hops not noticeable on the nose.
Flavor is sweet creamy chocolate, molasses, liquorice, with a slightly spicy hop finish.
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and strong coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, and tar in the background. Head is small, frothy, brown with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation, and a finish that’s chalky, dry and lightly astringent. A tasty deep and dark Imperial Stout, but just not as complex as I would’ve liked.
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep black with a nice crema head.
Nose - deep treacle notes and bitter chocolate.
Taste - dry liquorice, big rubbery charcoal and liquorice again.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry tangy finish.
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, brown sugar, taste is similar, roasted malts, a little bit thin.
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & Stuu666. Pours jet black with a thin tan head, tight bubbles. Aromas of milky coffee, cooked oranges, milk chocolate. Taste light tar, charcoal. Little thin on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15.
Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is chocolate, tar, spice, dark fruit notes, liquorice.
Taste comprises soy sauce, chocolate, spice, toffee fudge, dark fruit rinds.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok impy if a little basic.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Airy dark malts. A touch of paint, like it was barrel aged. Mild dry dark chocolate. Light dry finish with a dark chocolate linger. A bit chewy but okay.
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO, thanks to Fergus. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is earth roast, chocolate, mild acidity, bounty bar and salted caramel. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, ash, charred stuff, savoury feel and pepper with a drying finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Rather savoury... and not terribly drinkable.So-so.
The_Osprey (3500) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is mostly liquorice, liquorice allsorts, molasses, light chocolate. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light biscuity malts, thin coffee sweets, caramel. OK, light flavour. Not an impy in my book.