BlowOffTube (53) - 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 (2286) - 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 (1990) - 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 (2990) - 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 Paulís 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.
jtclockwork (5095) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paulís "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Batch 1. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee grounds, moderate roast, chocolate malt and light smoke. medium body.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear pure dark coffee black in color as beautiful as any imperial stout color with w big creamy dark mocha head. The aroma brings sweet milky roasted malt stout with a bit of alcohol, smooth, on the back end. The flavor of roasted coffee and some smoke comes in at first, then a bit of bitterness ends on the tongue with a lighter but creamy body.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Blake. Was excited to try this because was needed a palate break from the sours. Very basic in style: smoke mixed with chocolate and malt. A pretty solid beer though.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet rich roasted malt, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter hops, charred malt, and a touch of coffee grounds in the finish. Light bodied for an impy, but not in a bad way (I quite enjoy this departure from the norm). My only complaint is that it could be a little more flavorful, but still it is pretty good. Nice imperial stout!
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Bottle at Paulís. The aroma is very earthy, some dark, bitter chocolate. The appearance is deep black, deep tan head. The flavor is earthy, chocolate, roasty. The finish is roast, coffee. Medium to medium/thick in body. A bit more earthy and chalky than I would have liked. This could have been a little sweeter. Not bad, not as good as I expected.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a moderate, luscious dark brown head that dissipated quicker than I would have anticipated (two sips) and a coating of foam with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt and cocoa with some notes of coffee as well. The flavor is similar with ample roasted malt and cocoa and a bit of coffee. There is a bit of chalk to the mouthfeel which would be my only complaint with this beer. Full bodied. Enjoyable.