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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle and served in my Pipeworks snifter: Pours a deep brown with some ruby highlights topped by a beautiful tan frothy head and some lace. The aroma smacks you upside the head with charred coffee beans and a touch of chocolate, tobacco and leather, some resiny, juicy and catty hops that complement the roast. Just a touch of boozy esters too. Really it smells like a Coffee Black IPA and that is a good thing!

The taste is full force coffee, chocolate, walnuts, resiny fruity hops and a earthy undertones. It is like someone amped up Coffee Stout with more alcohol and more hops. This is a time when I am all onboard with the hop selection versus malt, UTTERLY YUMMY STUFF HERE! The mouth feel is oily but not sticky, a bit metallic on the finish. Move over Founders for Breakfast Stout has some company at the morning table. Great Job Guys for taking a very good Impy and making it even better!! My favorite brew behind North & Western and ahead of N vs U!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6432) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle bought in Chicago. Big astringent coffee aroma and taste. Black pour. Dark and sticky. Boozy. Intense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6392) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
660ml bottle

Batch #74, bottled 14.1.2013 - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is roasty, malty and chocolatey with notes of coffee and vanilla. Finish is roasty with notes of bitterness, licorice, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Tasty, quite balanced imperial stout with a lot of coffee notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6386) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint molasses, and vanilla. It pours a dark brown some faint orange highlights and a small soapy beige head. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate and a hint of fruit. The finish has moderate vanilla and lighter roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with a mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6319) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
650ml bottle. Pitch black colour with huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with a grainy touch, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, treacle, cautious hints of liquorice, soy sauce, basamico. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, notes of cappuccino, grainy undertones, hints of treacle, later more dry notes with grainy coffee surrogate; constantly present subtle bitter hoppy addendum; soft and sticky palate, alleviating carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
This one poured aa dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of dark roasted coffee, mochiato, roast and chocolate. Flavor was fresh brew lighter coffee and chocolate, some caramel, and roast. Tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
nice light burnt coffe aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice coffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A basic big coffee stout. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz, post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: The strong nose is intense used coffee filter along with some charcoal. In mouth the beer offers a thick heavy body that is carbonated enough. Taste is overcooked caramel, old cup of black coffee, mild vanilla notes. A bit of a boiled vegetables flavor developing from the high roast. A straightforward coffee stout which unfortunately didn’t offer a fun coffee character, too much like used coffee filter instead of nice roasted coffee beans. Decent beer but slightly below average for the style. And on a more linguistic note, I think Abduction is too strong of a word when talking about kidnapping of a young children, I prefer to call it Surprise Adoption.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6083) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle: Batch 248/250/252: Thanks Jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass: Beautiful creamy beige foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer. Aroma has some coffee notes (duh), roast, coffee roast, oatmeal roast, some wood roast, bay leaf roast... Very nice! Flavours of roast, coffee, bitters, coffee beans, coffee roast, malt and oat roast, some raisin, prunes and brown sugars, some herbal roast and bay leaf. Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, coffee sweets, coffee roast, light malt and malt roast with a bitter raisin edge. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a light spiced light creamy light sticky texture. For 10.5%ABV this is quite the drinker. Somewhat crisp and easy but very tasty. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt is dominant. Taste is also dominated by strong dry coffee notes that also veered into astringency territory. Some black chocolate notes are also perceptible. Body is about average with nice level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but coffee notes are almost too powerful for the overall balance of this beer.


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