Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, light vanilla and light mocha. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee, light vanilla and a hint of anise with a smooth lingering roasty bitter chocolate finish.
Bacterial (2775) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour from a bomber. Tan head that disappeared pretty fast. Sweet, roasted chocolate malt nose - nice! Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced sweetness and roasted chocolate and hop bitterness. Not too thick. Very nice on a chilly MN spring day.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seriously roasty nose. Unbelievable intense smoke. I swear they threw a burnt log in the boil. Is this a BBQ marinade or a beer? Color viscous motor oil with a chocolate pudding head. Nothing subtle here. If you are into ashy chewy smoke you may love this. This is going to give me a headache. Weird IPA blasts through the middle. Bitter smoke and sweet hops? You will not forget this beer! No sweetness to speak of and extremely dry. Hardcore! Seems unfinished. I got to get one of these for my friend and see what he thinks. Not my cup of tea or should I say coffee. fuckin’ burnt to hell!
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a medium to dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was of burnt caramel, roasted malt, and small chocolate sweetness. Flavor was similar, light smoke in the finish and medium chocolate, but roasty enough to keep it from being too sweet. Nice Impy.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, raisins, port, plum, raisins, and toffee.
Ed5388 (3104) - 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 (18005) - 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 (1766) - 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.