bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, anise, cocoa, molasses. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lightly burned, cocoa and roasty notes with perhaps a tiny bit of rubber. Some acidity. Medium plus body, lingering bitter and burned notes. Pretty solid effort.
ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, corked and caged. Pours opaque coffee with tan head that lasts. Smells of vanilla, wood, coffee, resin, and anise. Drinks with a mild alcohol bite and moderate lingering bitterness. Tastes of wood, maple, coffee, and dark chocolate. Good effervescence. Lingering coffee flavor.
hockeybeerguy (1958) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received in trade.
The appearance was a jet black in color with a two finger off white to tan foamy head that dies within about one minute. The lacing is somewhat clingy yet sporadic with one ring of lacing near the top of the snifter.
The smell had dark roasted chocolate mixed well with sticky sweet licorice.
The taste was sweet through the previously mentioned flavors with a nice roasty yet sticky aftertaste and dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium to heavy with a pretty good carbonation for the Russian Imperial Stout style that gently brushes against my mouth and tongue in a roasty sort of way.
Overall, pretty good Russian Imperial Stout well worthy of coming back to.
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark black with thin lasting foamy tan head; aroma is sweet Little vanilla notes; Flava is sweet and slightly acidic roasted malt and roAsty bitterness; feels thick creamy and slightly fizzy; finishes dry with notes of chocolate
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade: Near opaque pour with a deep khaki head. Pretty aromatic: chocolaty, roast, fennel, some hop notes. Silky body. Rich roast in the flavor. Soy sauce, char, long roast amd dark chocolate. A straight forward impy with a solid profile.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours black with 1 finger of mocha head and nice lace. Nose of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, coffee and booze. Full body with tons of coffee and roasted malt. Better than I was expecting, especially after looking at the bottle that the cork is sticking out way too far.
BlowOffTube (455) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh. Pours black with tan head. Smells like dough and yeast. Tastes the same with a hint of roasted chocolate and coffee. Not much to this one.
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler poured into a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate and coffee malts, a nice dough aroma, and light hops. Flavor the same with a lot of dark malts. Smooth texture. A good beer for the style.
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice and thick as well as black with a brown head. flavor of ash a bit of cocoa wit a touch of fishbowl. aroma of spent coal and some sweetness. i like the stuff.
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose is mostly roasted malts and coffee, underlying earth and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown/black color with a small light brown head
Flavor: The taste is also on the roasted side, not too sweet, but heavily malty for sure
Palate: The body is medium, but it feels light for the style, with a dry, roasty finish
This was a solid one overall, but not a favorite for me at the tasting. Still though, it is plenty solid and certainly worth trying.