ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours pitch black with big brown head and light lacing. light chocolate, malts barley up front. finish’s with a hint of coffee an hops. Nice bittersweet contrast
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was pitch black with a dark tan head. Not too bad. Lots of roasted barley and a nice dryness from the roasted grain. Sweet and slightly hoppy.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stout, but certainly not among the best. Looks good with a big thick head, certainly helped by the wheat malt. Lots of chocolate and licorice. Some roasted malt flavor. Plenty of residual sweetness and not a very bitter finish.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Bottle poured jet black with brown head into my tulip glass
Bouquet of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate fill your nose.
Flavors of roasted malt’s coffee chocolate and a bitter hops finish
Creamy texture on the palate
Nicely crafted Imperial Stout have had a few of these well worth it
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
assertive and almost spicy up front. Raisin, licorice and even cinnamon. Slight alcohol burn. Not giving out that creamy flavor or texture in the aroma. The beer is velvety and smooth, but punctuated with tiny sharp bubbles of carbonation. No hop presence detected. Somewhat roasty, but far from a domnant flavor. Really a hard stout to put my finger on. Maybe a little grainy, but not chewy in palate. Just enough bitterness in the back to keep this very dry. Burnt brown sugar. Somewhat harsh and abrasive as it warms. Bitterness and grainy flavors come out. A complex, flavorful imperial stout, but not my favorite.
TET (2585) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is complex and pleasant, chocolate, lots of roasted malts, balanced sweetness and coffee, liquirice, also hint of milky sourness. Taste is also greatly balanced, lots of roastiness with balanced sweetness, then dryer, herbal hops, and black coffee. Taste is long and enjoyable. Full bodied, oily, slippery and smooth to drink. The great beer for easy enjoyment, balanced beer.
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. All black body. Brown creamy head with some large bubbles. Sweet heavy aroma of chocolate and coffee, hints of banana. Also some metallic hints, hmm .. Strong and heavy flavour. Sweet hints at the start, then a heavy bitterness which lasts long. Syrupy palate/texture. (Tromsø, 27.09.07)
robinvboyer (4105) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from dsnowden. Thanks!
Obvious BLACK pour. Thick brown head. WOw, lots of roasted malt, and chocolate in the aroma. Also some slight fruitiness. Very nice roasty flavour, lots of coffee, and chocolate. Nice bitter finish. Nothing special, nothing out of this world. Just a very well made imperial stout.
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing light-brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oats and light hops. Very roasty flavour with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, a good amount of green hops and a finish that’s quite bitter. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium to full bodied. Nothing "different" or out of the norm here, just a top quality Impy Stout -- well done!
Marko (4852) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with ozujsko, received in a trade with oh6gdx.
Poured an opaque black body on top of which stood a light brown head that went away quite slowly. A salty powdery/chalky nose, notes of chicory and chocolate. The taste wasn’t far off. Salty again, chicory, a bit of dark chocolate, roasted malt. This brewery’s strong black beers aren’t all that complex, but end up being very nice anyway.