Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Salty and coffee. Pino’s Bottle. A bit thin for the style. Something mettalic in the finish.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared while playing Cards Agsinst Humanity, seemed spprpriate. Aroma of huge ciffee, licirice. Taste is burnt coffe and more licorice. Nice.
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by nimbleprop at the DC Local Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roast. Tastes of roast, chocolate, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation.
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of roast malt here, and generally well done. Coffee, bitterness and dark chocolate. Very bitter. Mahogany pour. Bottle shared by Nimbleprop.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scored this 750ml bottle via Secret Santa a few rounds ago. Pours an oily black with a ring of off white head. Nose has some wood notes, tree bark, malty, bread notes too, chocolate, a bit of candy sugar. Flavor is sweet, roasty, candy, pencil lead, squid ink, malt, licorice. Finishes a bit watery.
obguthr (3834) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody aroma. Cola brown, thin tan head. Wood, bark, mild dark chocolate flavor.Full bodied with malt bitterness.
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spelled "Painfull Death" - poured an almost pitch black color with a dark color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts. Bitter chocolate.
SimplySike (879) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl. Bottle. Nr. 14.
Pours black with tiny (none) light brown head.
Aroma chocolate, coffee, liquorice, molasses, roasted malts, alcohol.
Taste chocolate, molasses sweet, roasted coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel sticky, oily.
Great imp stout.
Borresteijn (4679) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl Bottle from De Molen shop. Thought this would be appropriate for the Eurovision Songfestival. ABV is 11.2%. Black colour, thin brown head. Aroma of liquorice, some hops, ash, hard-roasted malts, molasses, chocolate. Flavour is thick, sweet, syrupy, molasses, roasted malts, earthy, liquorice, chocolate, hops, firm earthy bitter finish. Full-bodied, very thick, viscous. Good stuff. This, and Death on my headphones, helped me sit through the agony of having to watch the Eurovision.
Idiosynkrasie (3811) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle [11.2% abv, bottle #23]. Minimally ruby red glowing, black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, fairly lasting, superbly lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, notes of leather, oak, liquorice, a touch of smoke. Taste is bone dry dark malty, salty, notes of liquorice, oak, leather, soy sauce. Very soft, thick, oily palate, lasting dry, salty finish. Not what one would call flattering or simply accessible in taste, but a really sophisticated, immensely dry Impy Stout.