AndySnow (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Black colour with a beige head. Malt, chocolate aroma. Flavour is somewhat bitter, alcohol, malt, chocolate, licorice.
Theis (11352) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Watering Hole. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice. Oiley. Light smokey. Nice bitterness. Fruity. Lots of licorice. Fullbodied. Chocolate. Dark bitter chocolate. Nice.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Roasty nose, dry chocolate, coffee and mil, a bit of smoke and a touch of vegetables. Tangy flavor, orasty, some fruit, dark chocolate, coffee. Very flavorful and drinkable, with a dry, bitter finish. Like most in Japan, this is more a foreign Export than Imperial Stout. Damn good one, though.
shoulderbroken (1169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Tap at the Watering Hole. Dark brown, no head. Aroma is booze, roasty malt, bit of dark chocolate. Taste is similar, slick and thick, touch of coffee, choc sweetness. nice and drinkable. Creamy and roasty finish.
Rerate: at Popeye. Aroma is more fruity this time but still very boozy. Maybe goes up a point as it seems to be a bit more rounded this time.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big licorice notes. Dark malts give a lovely roasty chocolate latte sweetness. Thin, oily body doesn’t help, but a very likeable beer all the same. More a bg stout than an Impy though.