Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a thick jet black color with a finger of chocolate colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, figs, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted coffee, raisins, and figs, with a nice bitterness in the finish.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black oil slick color with no head, a thin mocha rim. Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate, with light notes of dark fruit and port. Taste is much the same. A very tasty and drinkable Impy. Impressed by how well it hides the alcohol.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good standard imperiel stout, i get licorice, roasted notes and not much alcohol. Nothing special but a really good brew. i d buy it again
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. Big thanks to K-Bird for this impy stout. Pours oily black with a fine, light brown cream head. Charred-roasted malt nose, some burnt marshmallow. Medium to big sweet flavor with cocoa, moderate roast, faint raisins and other dark fruits, light alcohol, char. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with further charred malts, light burnt meat, dark chocolate, burnt earth bitterness, dark sugars. Nice.
Bule (759) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a thick brown head. Good well balanced hop, roasted malt with some sweetness. Not too bitter.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, shared at bu11zeye tasting, dark brown pour , has a lot of waffles, chocolate malted milk balls,going on, nice finish
arminjewell (6178) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick oil black pour with brownie, dark chocolate colored head, nice looking, thin and lacing. Aroma brought big notes of baker’s chocolate, espresso, green coffee bean, slight dark fruits, plums, figs, hints of a slight anise note in there as well, slight touch of roast. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, espresso, astringent coffee, bitter roast moving into slight dark fruits, anise, very slight molasses note, finishing fairly bitter, dry, more bitter chocolate. Very nicely done.
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is roasted chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is soy sauce, chocolate, roasted malt, and licorice. Light to medium body. Decent.
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deepest dark brown, almost black. A mocha head which dissipates quickly to leave a brown ring of lace.
Probably served too cold, but strong aromas of plum, aniseed and coffee bean.
Thick and milky, strong strong dark chocolate and coffee bean bitterness. Christmas cake fruits, plum, raisin and brown sugar, this is a real treat of a stout. The alcohol is warming, but not unpleasant, it lets you know it's there.
The finish is warm and bitter, the thick milky body coats the mouth and leaves you wanting more
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dwyerpg (4567) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I absolutely loved this. Looks great, has a thick black color with dark tan head. The flavor is chewy and thick, yet it doesn’t make you feel fat. I could drink this all the time. A home run.