Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark oily brown with medium head that fades quick. Aroma is light coffee with some roasted malt. Flavor is the same with some hop bitterness at the end. A little alcohol is also present in the finish.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
$4.99 for a 22oz. bomber. Pours a bit thin and lacks the usual midnight black color of most Imperial Stouts, being somewhat translucent and dark brown. Didnít have that oily texture as it emerged from bottle to glass. Thin, tan head with decent lacing. Attractive aromas of coffee, port, dark chocolate and molassas. Athough the mouthfeel seemed a bit thin, the intensity of this Imp Stouts flavors was quite impressive. The dark roasted malts really come through with flavors closely matching the aroma. The 10% alcohol blends in well with the overall profile, even though the body is a bit lightweight. A well done emergence of some hop bitterness finishes things off. Not a classic, but certainly worth a try and enjoyable.
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
all the characteristics you would want in chocolate, thickness, a tad sour (I donít especially subscribe to that one), dark colour, a bit of hoppy oil and bitterness, good malt profile. Aggressively carbonated. Fresh and refreshing.
mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
i heard good things about this stout and went to buy it. but it taste so much like the stout i brewed which i thought was a failure. i didnít know itís 10%, b/c itís quite drinkable. itís probably a good stout by most common standards, but i wasnít too impressed.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Totally black color. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is sweet chocolate/caramel. Starts with a chocolate/caramel flavor, finishes sweet and mellow. Easy to drink, alcohol is not noticeable their site has it at 9.5%. $2.75 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA. Bottled on 8/10/2004.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A red-brown beer with a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with roasted notes as well as notes of chocolate and hints of coffee. The flavor is sweet roasted with notes of alcohol.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to matta for this. Pours deep black with solid creamy light tan head. Aroma of malt, big corn flakes, chocoff. Tastes malty, with tons of chocoff, slight nuts and cabernet, and some hops and cherry tartness at the finish. Great complexity, above average balance for an Impy Stout, and fairly well hidden alcohol (I did taste it as ti warmed). I love Impy Stouts, and I love this one too. More nuanced than people give it credit for.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and silky as described. Roasted malts with a touch of hop fruitiness. Smooth finish
madsberg (10597) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Dark brown/red coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is malyt, light roasty and has some notes of berries. Flavour of chocolate, malt and alcohol. Ends on a chocolatish and grassy note and has some alcoholwarmth on the palate. This is a good Imp. stout and easy to drink in spite of the high ABV.
raymow (958) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool label, good stout. Itís a bit too sweet for me (as are most of the imperial stouts that Iíve tried) but pretty good none the less. Iím surprised about the 10% ABV because I can barely taste the alcohol over the sweetness. There is just a hint of it at the back of the mouth after a swig (although the alcohol is evident in the aroma).