Arayaga2 (1623) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inky brown, with a dense 2" of cocoa colored head. Aroma is only faintly roasty, with a slight chocolate hint. Taste is bitter chocolate, and Turkish coffee with acrid and astringent notes. Not especially ideal. $2/12oz
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with a small head and slight lacing. Has great chocolate, coffee, and malt aroma. Nice complex flavors go great together. This is a nice thick and chewy beer.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep opaque black with a tight tan head. Smells like coffee beans Iíve let roast just a hair long mixed with some chocolate and fusels. Roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, well balanced.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Start drinking it cold. very heavy burnt taste. weak aroma. very dark color.
Reminds me of what they say about kissing girls who smoke: like licking ashtrays.
I hope it grows on me as it warms up.
cheap (3375) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ignore my humanistic numbers on this. Its on style and impy stout lovers better seek this out. Volatile aroma of alarming high alky cleaning fluid. Big black pour from bottle, pretty cheap by the way; $3.25 a single. Thick nasty choco flavored brew that buts a grimmace on my face. Roto-till across my tongue and down my throat, wew I think Iím getting dizzy from the fumes trickling my olfactory. Strong brew baby, does it to it. Amazingl;y some CO2 which makes it easier to take. Roasted black campfire wood that was extinguished 2 weeks ago then kept in the fridge, balderdash. Yes, perhaps as nasty as expedition none the less. Wow, I canít beleive I was one of the first 10 to try this big over the top oluva rocking brew. I tell you, impy stout lovers rejoice! Got this at 3 sons in wexford. New owners. This brew finishes like the lye that seeps out of the bottom of a campfire put out by rain, must I say more?
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with copper edges and two fingers of foamy tan head. Nose shows some bakers chocolate and bitter coffee with notes of burnt sugar and a mild sweetness. Flavor is sharp and bitter, burnt grain and charcoal, bittersweet chocolate. Palate is sharp with an acrid bitterness.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a 1 finger, creamy tan head that has decent retention. Aroma is big on roast, stale coffee, dark fruit, grilled peaches, a little burnt toffee, earthy smoke, and a touch of soy. Flavor is roast, char, smoke, roasted mushrooms, pine, earthy leaves, a bit of soy and an odd, salty over-cooked fried pork chop flavor. Palate is fairly heavy bodied, and oily with a light, though quite sharp carbonation. It also leaves a lasting, chalky/char dryness on the tongue that I am not a huge fan of. This isnít exactly the best impy stout around, but the smokey, soy and meaty notes seem to come together well enough that I think this might drink well with a nice bbq meal or hearty stew.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just picked this bottle up alongside their Imperial IPA and Barleywine: Pours an oily opaque black with a stringy-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel nose with some piny hops and dark chocolate with a touch of coffee and the slightest hint of fusels. Starts with a rich sweet dark caramel body with a bitter roasty maltiness and a touch of piny hops. Finishes bittersweet with some lingering dark chocolate and roast. A decent imperial stout, but could be a little smoother and complex.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the local. Dark brown/light black with a thick and steady tan head. Nose shows coffee, chocolate, anise, toffee, light smoke. Thin mouthfeel with bitter coffee, dirty hops, and some light smoke in the flavor department. Bitter finish that does not go away. Not as sweet as most, but still not balanced. I had hopes at first.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at Saratoga brewery on at tap room. Pours black with a creamy tab head and long lasting. Mild roasted malt aroma not much sweetness but some noticeable smoke and light hop. Fairly smoky flavor with a dry roast. Medium bodied and warming. Decent beer.