MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Aroma of dark roasted malts, oatmeal, dark chocolate and vanilla. Pours black with a small brown head and good lacing. Flavor is very chocolatey with a big handful of roasted oats and dark malts in every swallow. Vanilla and a touch of coffee in the finish. Alcohol shows up here, but is not overpowering or long lasting. Palate is smooth and creamy. Dare I say a little thin for how bold this brew is? A very tasty RIS and a standout in the land of plenty.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rated 3/9/07: Oh such a lovely stout, Siberian Night rolled in a hearty dose of oats, this is real nice. Mildly sweet aroma of rich roasted malt with heavy doses of coffee and bakers chocolate, superb aroma all around very aromatic. Midnight black pour with a two finger brown head that slowly works down to a fine film, moderate lacing it’s nice to swirl the beer around in the glass. Powerful flavor, it hits on all cylinders. Rich roasted malt, bitter chocolate malt, coffee, black licorice, and a nice rum-like alcohol punch. Smoothness from the oats, it’s a really well rounded impy. Thick and creamy, the finish is much easier than it should be. Remarkable in all categories, this is an amazing drink. Biggest downside is that I can get a sixer of many other great Impy’s for only a buck or two more than the cost of this bomber.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Crizay for hooking me up with this gem. Pours like motor oil with a medium head. aroma is dry oatmeal with a little coffee. The taste... Mmmm... somehow it seems to manage a sweet roasted malt quality. Vanilla and a little oak. Slightly bitter finish. Oh that’s good stuff.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose-burnt coffee, alcohol, char. Body-opaque with a medium beige ring of bubbles. Taste-soured coffee, ice coffee, oatmelaish, unsweet coffee and unsweet malts dominate. Lactic, sour.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bomber from west lakeview. A black opaque body with med long lasting brown/tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, alc, boubon, coffee, in-freakin-tense. Very full body, oatmeal added a lot of creaminess. Flavor is smoky roasted malt, coffee, alc, choclate, vanilla, really delicous. I’m glad that we are starting to get this beer distributed out here in Illinois.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black oily body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Flavor of oatmeal, roastiness, chocolate, and coffee.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ridiculously heavy black pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma is of rich dark chocolate, black cherries, some coffee, and an underlying oatmeal and malt scent. Very velvety mouth feel with a slight tingling sensation at the end. Dominant chocolate and malt flavors with just a tad of the dark fruit peeking through. Not really picking up on the oatmeal in the taste, but I’m not complaining. Phenomenal beer.
Skyview (5273) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 22-oz bottle shared by badgerben. Pours a thick opaque 5w30 motor oil dark brown brew with a thick tan head. This brew is so thick it will stick to the sides of a plastic cup, especially the ones with ribbed sides at the base. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, oatmeal, and pitted fruit. Taste is smooth, thick, creamy, with a full body character. Finish is smooth and a little sweet bitter aftertaste. Awesome!
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with no bottling/freshness date, a short blurb and info along the right side of label, kept refrigerated as instructed, sampled at cellar temperature in a snifter.
Poured a luscious blackish dark brown with a small creamy brown head that settled into a thin, slightly sudsy lacing, minimal amount of ringed sticking.
The oatmeal sweetness really comes through in the aroma, roasted coffee and sweet caramel, fruity, vanilla, and a light amount of citrus.
Good moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, malty slick, chewy, airy, whipped creamy, smooth full bodied mouthfeel, very nice.
Unique and delicious taste, vanilla milky with a mild amount of lactic acidity, roasted dark coffee, dark berry and subtle banana fruitiness, light amount of charcoal and burnt grain bitterness, dry tobacco leafy and citric hoppiness, the alcohol is not very noticeable, but provides a nice low grade warmth in the palate, and a dry, sweet vanilla, fruity, bitter roasted malty finish.
Dangerously quaffable, a unique stout combination from Fred Karm and Hoppin’ Frog, well worth trying if you are a stout lover.
TheBeerGod (5370) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog! Used-oil pour. Opaque. Dark brown head. Nose is roasted with chocolate chip cookie notes, and brownies with soft coffee. Taste is very roasty with coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and slightly burnt brownies. The alcohol makes its presence known at this point. Body is oily and thick with soft creamy carbonation and slight alcohol warmth. Ends with more roasted malts, burnt cookies, coffee and dark chocolate. Very tasty!