Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Iron Hill. Pour is deep black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa, licorice, light coffee, and molasses. Flavor is sweet at first with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and oak, then switches to bourbon and peat on the finish. Very good.
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Maple Shade BBB 2014. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, roast, light coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and some dried fruits. Taste is complex, with a nice smooth body, roasty malts, light coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dried alcohol soaked fruits, light chocolate, oak. Really nice beer.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Sweet bourbon and roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, and lighter coffee. Super rich and delicious. Really damn good, and one of the highlights of the tasting for me.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle @Paul’s Blind Stout tasting-tan bubbles-black. A-bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery. T-alcohol, bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery bite.
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle at Paul’s "blind" tasting of massive quantities of imperial stout. Pours black. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee roast. Medium body. Slight alcohol in finish.
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: This one has a really interesting nose of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate
Appearance: The pours is a dark brown-black color with a fairly small head
Flavor: This one is rather sweet, and tasty, thought the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the nose
Palate: The body is on the full side, it feels a touch sticky, with a warming finish
Had this one blind. Overall, this was a fairly impressive one. The notes I enjoyed in the nose were not quite as good in the flavor, but it was still really enjoyable.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big bourbon still, loads of it, sweet and malty, oxidization and plums. Big cocoa and plums, chocolate, lots of sweet vanilla and cocoa. Roast, chocolate, long bourbon, cocoa, chocolate. Lingering roast with a touch of vanilla. Tasty.
dogfish120love (916) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown. Aroma consists of chocolate an vanilla with some obvious notes of bourbon
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet aroma, vanilla molasses, bourbon; Flava is incredible blend of licorice, molasses, alcohol; finishes long and sweet with def licorice; feel creamy smoothw/ some zing on the tongue .
Jesterdeal (1808) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of praline pecans, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Pours black and thick with a relentless head. Taste is super sweet with a nice alcohol burn. Tastes of chocolate, cherry cordial, vanilla, and slight coffee. Great bourbon aged stout.