darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
275ml bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. Thanks Randall! Been hunting this one for awhile. Pours black, small off white head. Nose is amazing with bourbon, sherry, port notes and chocolate with a hint of biscuit. Flavor is silky smooth, with hints of smoke, chocolate, whiskey. Palate is full but not boozy in the least. This is an amazing beer.
seymour (1857) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks for sharing, Greg! 275 ml brown bottle, 2012 Vintage. Near-opaque brown, reddish at the corners, spritzy beige head of tiny bubbles, somewhat lasting with nice lacing coating the glass. Some yeast sediment from bottle conditioning. Rich malty flavour, burnt caramel, medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, toasty and a little roasty, a little sticky but not cloying, just the right amount of toasted oak impression. The bitterness balance comes from a cool combination of English hops and charred grain. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a little leathery oxidation, long-lasting. Ridiculously delicious, one of the greatest beers ever.
Habanero (3955) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, notes of berries anddark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with some retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolates notes is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate malt with light roasted malt with limited oak presence that rounds off any rough edges to this beer. Body is full with oily like texture and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is pretty quintessential English style stout with smooth flavours and easy drinking notes and without any extreme cloying flavours.
gregwilsonstl (2062) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage. Dark brown. Nutty. Like a big, thick brown ale. Thick. Oak. Thx BlackHaddock. Shared w Seymour celebrating new gig. Considerably different the impy’s that im used to, more nutty.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer. Has a light-brown head, diminishing. Heavy complex aroma, lightly roasted, chocolate, raspberries, solvents and lightly cider-wood. Harmonic.
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275ml bottle. I guess since the Brits have small cocks, they make smaller bottles of beer too. Anyway, I chugged the entire thing in under 5 seconds. It was roasty, oaky and thick. Pretty tame. THANKS RICH!!!
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light sweet toasted aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
HenrikSoegaard (13088) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2008 Vintage. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes. long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
markextrae (3713) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage bottle got shared at my local bottle shop, out of nowhere, one top want. poured a pitch black colour with a beige head on top. nose is filled with roasted malt, so much roast. deep sweet bakers chocolate, sweet dark red fruits, still some bitter ground coffe, sweet chocolate covered raisins. slight vanilla sweetness, charred oak, tobacco, amazing smooth mouthfeel. lovely. and from england! amazing stuff
Scottishchris (678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catchup rate. Pre-load prior to Jonski lunch (make of that what you will!). Bottle via eebria. 2013 vintage. Ok so this is the big one. Everyone raves about it, so it had to be done. Black, brown head. Big malty chocolate fruity coffee. Full thick body, soft fizz. Boozy but well hidden until you get up. I think it is the subtlety that gets this one the rates - not too full on, just really good and complex. I did like it a lot and very happy to share it with the main man.