after4ever (6634) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22. Wow. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Black. Dense, creamy tan head. Mild lace up the sides. Humongous chocolate nose. Sweet, roasty, delectable. Rich, creamy body. Soft carb. Chocolatey, roasty, liquoricey mid-palate. Slightly ashy. Gently and sweetly and beautifully delicious. Mild sweet finish. Wonderful stuff.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from a previous trade. had in celebration of monica’s completion of the boston marathon..... pours as close to black as it can get with a moderate and withstanding frothy tan head that really never seemed to subside..... nose was of rich chocolate, light roasted malt and a little alcohol..... flavors of chocolate, yeast, somewhat boozy, roasted malt. a velvety smooth texture, somewhat chalky, bitter ash in the finish without much bite....pretty nice overall.
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pours black with a ring of tan head. Aroma is milk chocolatey and roasted malts. Taste is similarly sweet chocolate. Very tasty stuff with a sticky mouthfeel and more chocolate in the finish. I felt sinful drinking this bad boy. Another winner from Midnight Sun.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to puzzl. Poured an opaque brown color with a thin tan head and tan legs. The aroma was of coffee and milk chocolate with a hint of ash. The flavor had a fair amount of milk chocolate. The roast was very smooth as was the mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with a great warmth in the chest. No noticable taste or aroma of alcohol.
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber ( thanks to robertburns for sharing) poured a translucent black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of frfuittiness, carmel, toffee, light roastiness and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, fruitiness, milk chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering semi sweet finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to timmcd64, sampled on 2/1/08: Pours an oily opaque with a dense, frothy, creamy brown head. Sweet dark caramel and chocolatey nose has some doughy bready notes and a touch of raisins and molasses. Body starts rich and caramely sweet with nice dark fruity complexity drying out somewhat toward a lingering bittersweet dark chocolate finish. Very rich and enjoyable and should age well. A nice imperial stout with a mild Belgian yeasty presence.
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours deep black with a dark brown fizzy head. smells heavily of roasted malts with some spice. taste starts thick and chocolatey, with a little coffee. the finish starts out with a little hop, then becomes a sweet toffee flavor
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, thanks to Tim. Slightly glassy when poured, and opaque black when sitting. Aroma brings a quiet and rich presentation of toasted vanilla, rock candy, chocolate milk, and sweetened coffee. Flavor gives some dark toffee, black pepper, whiskey; a bold chocolate and vegetal hop flavor of broccoli and steamed carrot. Tinny bourbon and molasses sweetness with black cherry skins; seeming quite acrid at first, but developing a burly citrus hop and malt sweetness. Palate if full and aggressive; pomegrantate tartness and some sweet alcohol of a rum extraction in the finish. Still a bit abrasive, but pleasant for the most part.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle with a big thanks to stine. Big Impy aroma of roasted malt and charred vanilla bean. Light coffee aroma, some wet wood, dark chocolate and charred caramel. Pours a thick, dark brown, nearly black with a thick khaki head. Unique take on the Impy style for sure. There’s a different yeast component to this beer that’s not found in other US Impy’s. A slight tartness behind the chocolate, charred caramel, vanilla and roasted malt. Bordering on full bodied bodied with a little more carbonation than I prefer in my impy’s. A nice take on the style, though. Thanks Eben!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a very large brown head. Nice aroma with a bit of chocolate and maybe a tad bit of coffee. Big palate, very chewy. Flavour is good with chocolate coffee, some astringent malts with a bit of pine hop.