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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Outstanding imperial stout, syrup-like body, very thick, heavy dark brown head, black color, cannot see through this beer, nose full of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, chocolate syrup & just a hint of alcohol, very smooth & dangerously drinkable, lightly sweet body of flavors that included notes of whiskey, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly bitter hops & a subtle hint of warmness from the alcohol, velvety finish with more notes of chocolate, hops & a bit more alcohol, this is more worthy of the $20 per bottle price, this is one awesome stout

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 GABF2004... Poured pitch black with a small tan head. Pronounced roasty and chocolate aroma, light hoppiness. Taste included smoke, chocolate, roast, figs and also a light hop bitterness. A very nice Impy Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Wow this one is fan-freakin-tastic. Dark fruit, smoke, and coffee aroma. It poured almost pitch black with a moderate tan head. This one was somewhat sour but mostly bitter with smoke, raisins, coffee, and chocolate. Extremely full bodied with very little alcohol showing through. Overall it was awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Had on draft @ Media, PA location. Black but not opague with nice off white head that left good lacing. Aroma is choclate and coffee. Kinda like their Porter but a little more robust. Flavor mirrors the aroma but really it the highlight of this beer. Palate is exceptional. Its creamy and full bodied with a velvetly feel. Has a long semi-dry finish. I could taste this beer 10 mintues after I left the bar. Outstanding.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Rating #1200. Bottled at the Milwaukee YeHA thanks to 1FastSTi! Poured a lovely shade of black with mahogany highlights and a tall, well-retained cap of caramel head. Aroma was of rich dark chocolate paired with airy, grainy coffee and espresso.. full and enchanting with an oh-so-subtle hint of smoke. Deeply-roasted coffee and dark chocolate all the way through the flavor!... grainy feel with lots of power and other complimentary dark sugars. Very smooth on the palate.. rich and heavy with a strong roasted finish and some coffee bitterness.. long, warm finish. Fantastic! This was one of the highlights from a fantastic night for me. Thanks a bunch Blake!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
I had this one at P-ville. The pour is onyx with a tan head. The aroma was heavily roasty malty, with a big chocoff smell, plus some molasses and nuts. The palate was dense, complex, very flavorful, with initial roasty dark patent malt giving way to chocoff, slight molasses, and some mild walnutty hints. This one is outstanding!
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2005 Total Score: 5
Rerate from a fresh 750 ml bottle at the North Wales location. The bottle cost me $18.50, and it was worth every penny. Obsidian pour with dark tan head. Aroma of chocoff, roast malt, big molasses and figs. Dense, firm, smooth palate with taste hints of chocoff, molasses, and slight rauchiness. Tons of complexity. Up there with the ultimate big boys of impy stoutdom. Excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
KSBF07. To better rate i need a full glass of this one. but best i have had of Iron hill. Motor oil black with smalle tan head. Aroma was of roasted chocolate and hops. Flavor was a good blend of smoke roast chocolate and a hop finish to it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Suprised that it was on tap. Nitro. Thick black with a creamy tan head, Aroma of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Extremely creamy almost milky. Chocolate and coffee swirl. Woah.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and creamy. Wonderful to taste a genuinely great imp stout that is this good without being barrel aged. Awesome!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (892) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
At Maple Shade. Dark brown/black with thin rimming beige head; slightly roasty aroma; Flava is sweet super rich roasty with notes of alcohol coffee chocolate, hints of licorice; feels thick creamy with nice fizzy bite; finishes long and sweet malty and dry roasty with notes of hops and coffee and bitterness.


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