fitwitchik (367) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a blackest brown black with minimal head.
Aroma is coffee brown sugared with cocoa
Flavor is straight up amazing. Have had on tap & bottled is pretty darned close. Thick coffee tons of molasses & some hops but balanced beautifully. One of my top 10 brews ever...DAMN
matthewjk (939) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa, this thing is pretty damn good. Jackie O’s has quietly delivered the goods out of Athens for a while now, but this might be their "capstone" beer. Damn this thing is so well brewed. Heavier on the fig / current than I would have suspected. ABV on high is very well masked. Overall, I’m quite pleased. Serving: 375ml bottle.
Strykzone (5071) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle that was received in a trade with awlcordell. Black with amber highlights. A one finger dark tan is cool. An aroma that is not as big as expected brings chocolate and roasted notes. The flavor is aggressive and big. Chocolate, dark fruit, roast, dry bakers chocolate, a bit of coconut, and molasses. Hops are sulfur. Midglass alcohol is tasted but it fades soon enough. There is just a lot going on here and it is all good.
hallinghansen (2099) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruit, ripe fruit. Smooth. Nice.
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan head bubbly top dark pour mild carbonation aromas molasses dark chocolate caramel dark fruits smooth coffee the flavours roast coffee molasses rich dark chocolate medium bitter crisp touch plums sweet caramel smooth grain more herbal note good hop taste love the sweetness grows on you the finish best tastes sweetness that lingers hops herbal note fruits lasting bitter lovely imperial
Inbreak (2412) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.09.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, sour coffee, chocolate, unripe banana, burnt caramel, grass, alcohol. Taste is mild and balanced, dark malts, grass, cocoa, roasted grain, slightly sour-ish roasted coffee, burnt caramel, oak, hay, hints of alcohol and unripe banana. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly burnt mouthfeel. Nice.
ej (786) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black body with a thick and creamy looking dark tanned head. Aroma of malts, caramel, roasted grains, candy, coffee and chocolate. Taste is balanced but still lightly sweet. Roasted malts give of some bitterness along with a moderate hop-bitterness as well. Full bodied, slightly warming and softly carbonated.
ansalon (1617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a low tan head. Medium viscosity and swirling it around leaves some nice oily lacings. Nose is quite rich and musty with chocolate and vanilla dominating with roasted malts, almonds, honey slight berry and spice notes. Taste is quite subdued but very balanced with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, hints of toasted nuts and molasses. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and velvety with low carbonation. Really good!
jcartamdg (2100) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, hop bitterness. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of licorice. Medium body, really solid imperial stout!
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing and tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, molasses and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Full to medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.