rodenbach99 (2805) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Bičre noire avec une belle mousse brune, elle est persistante sur le pourtour. Arôme fumé trčs invitant, du chocolat, peu de rôtie ou de torréfaction. En bouche la texture est soyeuse, gouleyante, le fumé est discret mais présent. Les saveurs sont intenses. Une dose de chocolat. Une bonne amertume en finale. Cette bičre est tout en équilibre. 8/10
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle from LCBO. Black pour with quickly dissipating mocha head. Smoke dominates the nose. Lots of residual sweetness with just a touch of the bitterness on the finish. Roasty, coffee malts predominate. Smoky flavour. Had it with tacos, which sounds weird, but gave a nive chipotle type mouth feel. Impressive imperial stout.
Borup (4401) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a medium brown head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, roasted malt, smoke and alcohol.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Bottle.Pours black with a brown head that reduces quickly to an almost unexistant ring. Aroma of smoke almost burnt wood,roast, licorice and some fruitiness.The smokiness continues in the flavour with the roast and licorice ,some alcohol and a hint of apples.Full bodied. Surprisingly good.
robinvboyer (2759) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour, mocha head. Big aroma of smoke, bacon and roasted malt. The flavor is very roasty, loads of roasted burnt malt, some smoky bacon and soy. Light bitter finisj with more smoke. Pretty interesting stuff. Very intriguing brewery.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely dark pour with a deep tan head. Slightly red in colour. Almost like a burgandy/black.
Strong scent that was evident immediately upon pouring and filled the room. Strong smokey scent with some flowery tones. A fruit I can’t place as well. Very pleasant smelling.
Thick smokey mouth. Boozy especially in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Aftertaste lingers. Overall very pleasant spicy smokey beer that is just a touch too boozy.
One of the best I have had in a while and thus far the best this year.
Metalchopz (2014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a nice creamy light brown head that has great retention. A cascade-effect is seen. Coffee, chocolate, molasses, mild smoke and alcohol are found as the aromas. The hop is also very present, almost minty. Very well-hidden alcohol which slightly comes out in the finish, but not burning. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied, almost watery (lets say "refreshing"). The taste is quite mild with lots of the characters found in the scent. Just pretty mild with not much hop and licorice in the finish. The smoke is very, very light in the mix. Still, a pretty good Impy Stout.
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Extremely black beer with a very dark foamy head. Aroma of smoke and tar. Very fat texture with a flavor that is sweet and soft and long. Imagine a combination of smokehouse (or a sausage shop) and Finnish Licorice. If you like stouts, you’ll definitely have to try it.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, pitch black color, with a thick tan head, light and subtle peated, smoked, roasted, black, chocolate malt nose with some chocolatey pralines, brownie, molasses accents, with some burnt dark dried fruity notes of raisins, figs and dates, and a hint of beechwood smokiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a smooth warmth, roasted, chocolatwe, black, wheat, slight smoked malt, chocolatey character with some dark bitter chocolate, dark coffee, burnt fruitcake, burnt toast, molasses flavours with some faint spicy licorice, roasted coffee bean, burnt beechwood undertones and some burnt bran muffin notes, leading towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, burnt fruitness, molasses, roasty bitterness finish.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 pours almost black with little and disappearing head, then fades completely. aroma and taste is roastiness, tobacco, vanilla and light smokiness. full body. long lingering hoppy (and nice) finish.