Nephilium (1701) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice spicy rye notes, with just a touch of roast behind it. Pours an opaque black with a full light brown head. The flavor is very rye heavy, with a bitter hop finish. The roasted notes just come back at the very end of the finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel, but a very long lingering finish. Quite a tasty beer if you like rye and hops.
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dry hop piney and chocolate aroma. Poured deep brown-black with an off-white head. Well-hopped piney flavor that becomes roasty-chocolatey with a rye bite; and interesting and evolving flavor like an everlasting beer gobstopper!
Notes: Bottle pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8, during GABF Week 2016.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big in the chocolate. a bit oily. not at peak prime as demonstrated by light hop flavour still tasty drinkable. black colour.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown - a slightly over carbed khaki head - it retains well, though it’s not very pretty. The aroma reveals some char, molasses, and licorice root, with some mineral water. The flavor profile reveals both the rye notes and the bittering hops - Both seem over zealous here when coupled cocoa and the char - but it eventually makes way to a sweeter, and velvety backdrop of molasses, brown sugar, feint dark fruits, and finishing off with a dry and bitter ending.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.
Koelschtrinker (17675) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malziger, dunkel getreidiger Antrunk. Weich und trocken, intensive Schokoladenaromen. Würzig malziger Mittelteil, der Roggen kommt stärker zur Geltung. Vollmundig schokoladig bitterer Nachgeschmack, trocken, Nuancen von Alkohol zum Ende. 13/11/11/12/9/12
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, oil slick looking deep body with hardly any head at all, sho5wing about 95% opacity. Aroma of chocolate, deep roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, oak, rye, cream and some strong fruit sweetness - deep and super pungent. Full-bodied; Deep roasty flavours show with anise, licorice, canella,cream, light chiles and a touch of oak. Aftertaste shows, interestingly enough, some watery flavours, but the deep roasted malt, earth, grain, rye, chocolate and coffee really come through as well - interesting. Overall, a well-balanced stout, but I wouldn’t say this is ’imperial’, but that perhaps is a good thing. Deep and strong flavoured with a good look and smell, and nice set of complexities. Good to try and interesting, but of course, on the expensive side. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Leuken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 03-October-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before a winter storm may come through here on 21-January-2016.
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent (I think) consumed at Thistledown Farm campsite Friday 11th September 2015 with Baz. Pours black with a light beige head. Wonderfully rich and velvety with chocolate the prominent flavour, it really is hugely cocoa forward but damn good quality addictive cocoa, a little fine sediment mouthfeel. I am amazed that I had not rated this before as I’d had this perhaps a couple of times. Malty with the hops (pine) also now showing, also like the fact that compared to many Impy Stouts this is actually not that strong. Really like this, beer of the weekend. A8 A4 T8 P5 Ov16 4.1
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Huge black pour with an even larger head. Semi sweet with resinous notes. Thick. Brushing and brutal like a creampie gangbang. Thick. Finished bitter on a spiced rye note. Decent enough.
Fashawn (587) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nocciola scura con testa color cappuccino. Aroma di orzo,cioccolata e caffè in bocca orzo tostato,cappuccino e cannella,con sentori di caffè torrefatto che vanno e vengono. Alcol inavvertibile e perfetta bevivilitá.
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong rye and chocolate. Medium mouth, cracker, chocolate, rye, and very dry finish.