Bricktop86 (752) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of smoke and some chocolate.. Flavor follows aroma.
Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a Delirium glass. Pitch black color with almost a finger of tan head. Looks great.
Strong chocolate smell with roasted malt in the background. Hint of burnt wood.
Silky/creamy texture. Burnt taste, roasted malt, chocolate and burnt again. Tasty.
Low carbonation and a heavier body.
Outstanding, a pleasure to have.
odinstyr (716) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a minimal tan head. Smells of woodsmoke, chocolate, nuts, syrupy glaze. Taste is smoky, sweet, and bitter - chocolate, bacon, moderate hops. An excellent combination of smoked and stout styles.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is phenolic, peaty, and ashy with a few dark fruit notes, a light roast, and some dark chocolates. Flavor is better. Plenty of dark chocolates with a touch of milky sweetness, lots of peat giving off a moderate smokiness, a medium roast, a light dark fruit, a touch of phenol, and a light earthy note. Finishes nicely dry with a pleasant bittersweetness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid smoked impy. The smokiness is a bit too peaty at times, but this has a nice roast, chocolate sweetness, and dry finish. Nothing special, but enjoyable.
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global brew. Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark fruit. Taste is prunes, raisins, coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, crisp mouthfeel. Excellent!
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown that’s nearly black with a frothy tan head. Strong smokey aroma with hints of malt and spice. Flavors of smoke and malt that’s reminiscent of Stone’s Chipotle Porter. Smooth finish with no alcohol flavor.
Scipio (813) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep brown, almost black, with dark tan head, Aroma contains strong woody, smoky impressions with some dark fruity notes. Although the smokiness is potent in the taste as well, there is a good deal of chocolate flavors to balance it nicely. Very roasted in the taste, with a smoke aftertaste. Somewhat bitter as well. Medium bodied with a chewy texture and a good amount of carbonation. The high alcohol content hides itself well and isn’t really noticed. This one isn’t as extreme as some in this style. But it still contains enough smokiness for those that like that to be happy.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was ashtray and bacon - almost bacon cigarette. The flavor was bacon, roasty malts, smoked malts, tobacco and wood. Long finish of bacon, smoke and soot. Moderately full bodied. Very odd but interesting.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at Julian’s in Providence. Pours a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate. The taste is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, faint fruits and faint hops. Full bodied. Nice.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brass City Brew Fest 2012. The aroma is sweet chocolate, subtle smoke. The appearance is typical, deep black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, smoky, sweet. The finish is roasty, pine needles, smoke. Thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Excellent. Great to see the unusual but innovative smoked impy stout.