corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with dark ruby/mahogany edges when held to a light source. Completely opaque but this beer is pretty much still with very little head that immediately dissipates. No lacing at all.
Deep roasted chocolate malt aroma with hints of roasted coffee, silky bitter dark chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, nut, coffee and espresso bean. There’s a slight alcohol presence in the nose along with some very faint earthy hops.
Chewy, viscous full body with a lot of roasted malt character. There’s a nice silky dark chocolate malt flavor that is slightly bitter accompanied by a strong roasted malt/espresso bean presence. I’m also picking up some oatmeal, toffee, nut and surprisingly, a nice dry bitter hop presence in the finish. There is some slight alcohol warmth but overall the ABV of this beer is excellently masked making it deceptively drinkable. I never would have guessed that this beer was 13%. Complex and flavorful interpretation of the style.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent Imp stout, now that it’s aged for a couple years. Fairly well balanced. decent roast, lots of chocolate, some coffee; Burnt sugars on the finish.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to ryan, rated 3/21/10. Pour is thick, but it’s a bit translucent around the edges without much head. Smells roasty and sweet, but a bit boozy, the alcohol comes through too much. Taste has has roasty coffee, but again, a bit boozy and a little too sweet. Finish is bitter but a bit too thin in the mouth.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thin white head. Raisiny aroma with molasses and berries. Very sweet fruity flavor. Roasty bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Steve for the ’09 bomber! Poured deep brown with iced tea highlights and a short cap of tan head. The aroma picked up roasted baker’s chocolate, slightly darker chocolates, and coffee with accents of vanilla bean and treacle.. seemed to sweeten up as warmed up, masking the alcohol a bit. The flavor opened with coffee and molasses sweetness, picking up dark chocolates across the middle.. dry-roasted, ground coffee bitterness, grassy notes, and peppery alcohol warmth around.. syrupy molasses and almost cleanser-like bitterness showed as it warmed.. long, well-roasted, but mostly sweet finish with a peppery alcohol kicker. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the hops were on the soapy side and a bit sharp at times.. warming, memorable finish. This was a very good beer that I’ll get absolutely wrecked by if I ever find it on tap!
after4ever (5947) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. pours black with no head, lace, or legs, and bright caramel at the edges. big roasty, chocolatey nose with coffee showing. creamy, well carbed medium body. roasty, coffeish, chocolatey medium body. tasty impy.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown pour with tan head,taste of chocolate roasted malts caramel,and smooth in the finish with no alcohol burn.CHEERS!
BigBeer45 (1210) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle from Michigan Brewing Pub in Webberville: pours black with no head at all, just a few fine bubbles surface around the edges, a small ring of light tan bubbles formed in the glass, this beer is a dark brown-black that is a dark ruby when held up to a light, aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate, hints of licorice and soy sauce, fragrances of chocolate cake, caramel, flavors of dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and intense or burnt caramel, there is some sweetness in this brew, some hop and alcohol bite felt on the tongue, and some taste of dark grains to, 12% alc. is hidden well in this drink, mouth feel is a little thin for an Impy, gave some warmth on the palate, the carbonation is a little low to, not a bad Imperial Stout but not a great one either.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Imperial Stout
Date: August 21, 2009
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich sweet dark chocolate aroma, sweet dark caramel, light roasted, touch of sweet dark fruits
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, sweet dark caramel is balanced by the dark chocolate, light bitterness, endless rich chocolate, touch of vanilla
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bonus from mbirder. Thanks Sean. Aroma is thick with chocolate, sweet breadcrust, light spice and mild coffee. Thicker mouth feel and nice taste: more brownie chocolate, roast, brown sugar. Flavor was almost a 9.