dmac (4853) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to yobdoog, thanks for sharing Trevor. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, not quite as strong or roasty as other Impys, possibly from being on the cold side. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and finsishes with some notable hop bitterness. Highly drinkable and hides the 10.8% very nicely.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have often been disappointed with New Holland products,as we have found the quality inconsistent,and the new things they try often come out muddled. Not this one. aroma is like being in a kitchen where someone has a fresh pot of coffee going and is also baking a chocolate cake,very appealing, taste again is like fresh chocolate frosting washed down with fresh brewed coffee,roastedness aplenty, choclate and hop bitterness in finish , Smooth and chewy, doesn’t display 10.8 muscle. Very impressive thanks Kingpin
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a thin, wispy tan head.
Smell: Alluring aroma of roasted barley, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, and maybe a bit of booze.
Taste: Roasted barley with a rich malty sweetness. Fresh roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Dash of heavy cream. Earthy bitterness. Dry roastiness on the smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A yummy, full-flavored impy stout from New Holland.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark black color with tan head. Mouthfeel is medium and laces as you drink it. Smells like a roasted chocolate bar. Nice. Tastes like a roasty toasty brew and unfortunately does not get better as you drink it.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small light brown quickly fading head leaving poor lacing. The aroma is of heavy roasted malts, along with light coffee, no hop aroma, slight alcohol aroma. Taking a drink, Huge roasted malts, followed up by heavy coffee. A light bitterness in the end. The palate is medium to heavy with soft carbonation. Overall, it is alright, way to much roasted malts for me, it was almost to bitter from the malts.
BuckeyeSammy (567) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, motor oil. No head, no lacing. Serious coffee, toffee.. With an alcohol finish. A little too much for my taste buds. ob tap at bidegas.. Half price happy hour. Woo hoo
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a lightly fine, tan head. Aroma is mildly fruity, dark, alcoholic, complex. Mouth feel is REALLY thick with a lightly oily texture. Flavor is fruity with chocolate, anise, and a bunch of other stuff. Freakin’ awesome.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Aroma is cream, chocolate, roasted coffee, malt, and a little port. Deep ruby/black hue with a smaller than average sized creamy tan head that mostly diminishes and leaves little lace. Flavor is cream, chocolate, roasted coffee malts and port. Kind of bitter on the finish. Palate is very thick and full bodied. Oily flat. Some alcohol burn. A surprisingly good Imp Stout that is as decadent as they come. Very Impressive and really under-rated for some reason.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
some marshmellow with some graham cracker and some vanilla. tastes like a beer i would have at a farm. some chocolate, vanilla, toasted almond and some slight floral flavors. awesome
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich, dark roasty caramel, chocolate dark fruits and a touch of earthy aroma hops. Body starts full, rich and dark caramely malty sweet with some good bittersweet grapefruity bittering notes before an earthy dark chocolatey finish. Nicely balanced and fairly complex before a drier, lingering chocolatey finish. A nice imperial stout.