pineypower (2834) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to whoever brought this to our room for tasting at RBSG. Pours out of the awesome-labeled bottle black with a fading tan head. Aroma is of some heavy roast, light chocolate and some light smoke. Taste is complex with a nice smooth, and appropriately thick mouthfeel. Notes of some roast, light dried fruits, smoke, light chocolate and some slight bitterness. Once again, being a metalhead, I have to comment on the awesomeness of this label.
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Fruity and dark smoked malty. Sweet and dry caramelish. Sweet and dark malty finish.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is burnt coffee and chocolate. Flavor is cough syrup and dark chocolate. Full bodied with good carbonation.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: opaque and nearly black, with a rich, silky head the color and consistency of chocolate milk, slowly fading to a generous collar; very good legs. Aroma: licorice, booze, wood, resin, a little peppermint, a hint of charcoal, all over a big body of dark, almost burnt-smelling bitter chocolate. Taste: great blast of very dark, bittersweet chocolate, with a quickly following wave of charred oak, with notes of syrupy licorice, a hint of pine, star anise and spearmint. Finish: long,smoothly bitter and talcum-dry, with strong impressions of wood, bitter chocolate, and some good whiskey. Notes: Label deScription made it sound as if this beer would club me over the head with a morningstar of crushing flavors. Instead, it was a sophisticated, well-balanced imperial stout with great chocolate flavors offset by nice dryness, judicious hops, and that random, unexpected hint of peppermint. Great palate: silky smooth; very easy drinking. Alcohol pretty well-hidden. I did let it age for a couple months.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Pacific Park Market Impy stout tasting. Black pour, roasty flavor, nice
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color/ fleeting tan head. Nice dark chocolate, coffee grounds, earthy dirt, smoke aromas. Medium bodied with light co2. Sugared up dark coffee, dark chocolate, dirt, ash flavors--good.
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/29/11. 750mL bottle courtesy Cavie! Opaque black pour with a nice brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee. Nice creamy chocolate flavor with just a touch of roasted malt. Nice!
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, thin tan ring. Plum, licorice, roast. Heavy sweetness, light roast and chocolate, bit if acrid bitterness in the finish. Thin, salty.
travita (4577) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, somewhat thick oily pour. Tan thinner head. The smell is roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, malts, prunes, and oreos. The taste is cookies, malts, coffee, dark, malts, coffee, and roast. Hidden alcohol. Thicker body.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not nearly as brutal as the commercial deScription would lead you to believe but that’s not a bad thing. Thick and a little oily. No alcohol kick but it’s definitely in there.