rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The dark brown pour had ruby highlights while coming out of the bottle, but looked nearly pitch black in the glass. The head was nearly two finger thick, and khaki in color. The smell was very foreboding, with dark chocolate, dark coffee, and dark skinned fruits. The taste was not quite as aggressive as the smell hinted at. There was sweet cocoa, caramel toffee, dark roasted coffee, and vanilla in the taste. Some bittering hops showed up in the finish briefly. The body was appropriately dense and chewy. The beer was good, but could have used a bit more boldness.
cthomas2390 (200) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with very little head. Roasty, chalky fusel notes on the aroma. Charcoal and a bit of chocolate with considerable bitterness and a definite alcohol note on the end. Creamy mouthfeel.
jmccullough916 (6) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip.
Aroma is sweet and chocolatey. I get a strange candy/fruit smell that I can't place. A little chalky.
Appearance is jet black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Very fine bubbles.
Taste has big roast with chocolate and a little coffee. Considerably sweet. Moderately bitter and a little heat on the end.
Mouthfeel is thick and silky. Decent carbonation. This is what I like in a stout.
Overall I thoroughly enjoy this beer. I wish the heat was a little more subdued, and I could use a little more roast/less sweetness. But those are minor things. I plan to buy more to age.
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jsquire (3340) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with only a small tan head. Big rich molasses and roast grain nose with nice blooming alcohol. Thick, oily mouth feel. Lots of molasses, dark caramel, buttered toast, Quite a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Very nice Impy Stout.
jagad5 (52) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle, producing thick, foamy head. Roasted, and a bit smokey, cofffe flavor.
alexsdad06 (4533) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample at RBWG courtesy of thebeersommelier. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, char, dark chocolate, some black coffee notes. Not as sweet as the description says, but more dry and roasted.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into a stout glass. Aromas of sweet raisins, milk chocolate, and fresh malted grain, straight from the bag. Dark black with a tan head. I’m really shocked at how much I like the taste of this beer, based on previous experiences with O’Dempsey’s. Full chocolate and tobacco flavor up front, with a firm hop finish that lingers and leaves a great taste. I love how rich and smooth this beer is up front, and how sharp and lingering it is on the back end. This is the epitome of "begging for another sip". Really stunned by how much I like this rock solid imperial stout.
burg326 (3243) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with aromas of light roast, dusted cocoa, light earth and some feint almonds. Flavors were the same a little thin in the mouth feel for stout s for me but decent overall.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
This lingered for a while but finally I made enough of a dent to get into what turned out to be a nice imperial stout. Slightly below average for the style it is still a good enough beer to make an evening pass quickly. While not the best Georgia has to offer it still gets the job done.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base crawls down the sides of the shaker. Mocha head bubbles with a creamy texture as if recently whipped. Black raspberries, chocolate, fresh ground small batch coffee, and sweet notes highlight a balanced experience which is close to the textbook definition of the style.
Flavor / Palate - Dusty coffee, almonds, bittersweet cocoa, and dry notes mark a light tough that builds in the throat. Like a blast of iced coffee chased by anise it is a fine dessert beer.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. Black, ring of foam. Smells like coffee and chocolate, pretty much the same in the flavors. Some marshmallow creme, too. Smooth, rich palate.
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample opaque black with brown hue. Nose coffee and roasted malt. Taste sweet malt, chocolate, Mild roast. Light in the finish.