wombat23 (512) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown-black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is similar to nose, with some coffee notes. Finish is dry, roasty, and acidic. Decent.
ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour, nothing more than a ring of tan fuzz, no real head. Nose is espresso and mild coco. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee grounds, dark malt, chalky chocolate. Finish is bitter, a little boozy.
Arayaga2 (2098) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking brown black with a tan head. It's chocolate and coffee but not a ton. Very mild and boring, but the alcohol is well hidden.
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Goodgrief (1978) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hyatt Regency Austin. Dark pour, thin head. Aroma was chocolatey. The flavor was carbonated roast. Not a lot of sweetness or other flavor. Kind of bland...and slightly overcarbonated. Had a bitter finish. It wasn’t great. I never would have guessed it was "imperial" anything.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bearded Monk on the way up to WF. Very dark brown color with a big brown head that lasts forever. Aroma is dark malt and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is roasted malt with a hint of minerals and the oatmeal gives it a fuller mouthfeel. A little coffee bitterness in the dry, lingering finish. Pleasant.
Marheb (4563) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bouteille): Popsicle bleu, vapeur d’anis et vanille dans un ensemble très moelleux et moyennement sucré. Très bon.
stevoj (3770) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zax. Short lived creamy head, but leaves curtains of lacing. Ruby tinged body, biting roast grains in both aroma and taste. Lingering dark chocolate on the palate. Comes off mild, but this is pretty big.
ghsmith54 (4) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice smoky flavor with a smooth body and nice finish. Creamy had that lasts through several drinks.
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Ed5388 (3104) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from sudsmcduff! Pours pretty much black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate and black malts, burnt brownies, and hints of vanilla. Taste of coffee grounds, burnt chocolate, earth, and a hint of burnt sugar sweetness in the finish.
PorterPounder (7111) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
San Antonio, Tx - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Rich, deep dark sable black pour with a tight mocha colored head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some nice chocolaty undertones, some Kahlua notes, a touch of black coffee. Flavor has a similar profile, some black licorice is prominent, heavy cocoa notes, a touch of espresso in the finish. Nice thick oily mouthfeel. Pretty solid Impy.