LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way thin for an impy stout, with not much imperial qualities. Tastes almost identical to their milk stout, which I’m not a fan of. Lots of that lactic milk flavors/palate. Very acidic. There were some good coffee and dark chocolate flavors, which was decent but not enough to save my opinion.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours nearly opaque black. Medium tan head mostly sticks for duration. A little sweet on the back of the tongue works well with the nice crisp bitter roastiness. I like it.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - APR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a very light brown...and has a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet caramel. The flavor is extremely sweet...and very caramelly....lots of sweet roasted malts as well. Not much chocolate or coffee. I guess it tastes good...but it is one of the sweeter Imp stouts I’ve had. Mouthfeel is extremly thick and sticky...oily...heavy...it is kind of a bitch to finish.
Gachupines (1074) - USA - APR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet with a strong alcohol taste up front. Roasted chocolate follows in the aftertaste. Not quite as full bodied as I like my imperial stouts, and possibly a little too sweet. Overall, a decent stout but I probably wouldn’t choose this again considering all the superior choices in the style.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. Opaque, black color with thick tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and alcohol. Rich mosaic of flavors including anise, caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate. Sweet and vinous.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour. Strong roasty chocolate aroma with some dark fruit esters - smelled pretty good. Flavors were similar, but not quite as inspiring. The killer for me was the palate - thin and a bit watery for style and how I like big impy stouts.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer just made it to Georgia within th elast couple of weeks. This impy stout had a slightly diffferent aroma than most; strong coffee, burnt and nutty. The burnt and nutty smells overpowered the coffee. Maybe a quarter inch of light-brown head, with excellent lacing. Color is black. Moderatley acidic flavor. Could really taste the burnt/nutty flavor coming through. FInish was long. Carbonation flat. Can feel the alcohol.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with some dark dark red when held up to the light. Minimal tan ring of head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is too alcoholic without much else. Body is a little thin. I’m under-whelmed.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Issac Newton’s . Pours dark with a minimal sized light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, roated malts and dark fruit. Flavor is smooth, sweet, chocholate, roasted malts masks alcohol, and slight fruit. Good brew.
thornecb (4826) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black into a snifter. Astringent chocolate and alcohol notes. Head skims the rim. Sticky and thick. Sweet chocolate and coffee up front with a bitter hop finish. Gets me behind the jaw -- never had that happen before -- usually only happens with sour foods. Alcohol resides in the finish.