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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The flavors are so big in this Imperial Stout, they barely fit in the bottle. The wallop of Chocolate, Black Currents & Coffee makes this one Phat Beer. Named for the large amount of hops in the recipe, this fat beer will make you jolly with each sip.


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, brown sugar, taste is similar, roasted malts, a little bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
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. Overall -

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6302) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5348) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Big viscous opaque black / dark caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting thin mid tan head. Aroma is salty caramel, dark choc, roast, little raisin. Flavour is composed of big dark choc, salty, caramel, toasted coconut, Palate is velvety, smooth on the tongue, vanilla, oak, creme caramel. Solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12697) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (661) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2015
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.


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