Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque pitch black color, small light brown head. Aroma is malts, liquorice, sweeter than I had expected. Taste malts, again more sweet than I expected, sugary, lightly a bitter touch but overall it is way sweeter than I had expected. Medium body and carbonation. Decent, but I expected better.
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, sweet, hint of bourbon. Tastes raisins, abbey double, sugary, brown sugar, sweet, slightly roasty. Medium body, soft carbo.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Deep brown, edging on black, no head or even a ring at all... Carbonation? Aroma full of lactose & chocolate malt, a touch of roast, dark malt, & a hint of char. Taste is a little roastier but still carries a heavy underbody of sweetness, cream, & chocolate malt. A little milky mid-palate. Some dark fruity notes, approaching tartness territory, leading to a finish reminiscent of roasted peanut brittle & chocolate donuts. Some astringency. The dark fruit tartness doesn’t fit here, & the beer’s a little astringent & thin in the finish... Fix those issues & this could be a real winner. Otherwise, a decent stout.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of OHLRangers
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate roast, lighter chocolate, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small tan head. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and a touch of plum. The finish has light-moderate roasted, light espresso, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
novice101 (287) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a great beer, pours pitch black with little to no tan head, smells of chocolate, a bit vanilla and loads of caramel malts. The taste is bitter chocolate up front with some coffee notes and then mellows into a sweet chocolate/vanilla/malty cocktail with a slight alcohol finish to warm up the body.
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a very dark brown almost red hint with an off white head, aroma is of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and a little bit of vanilla sweetness, the flavor is pretty big and sweet with a lot of the vanilla coming through in the finish, really big and sweet, pretty boozy as well, wax dip this and put it in a barrel and it might make the top 50, but this, meh.
jkwood04 (3743) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, vanilla, lactose, light soy sauce notes, hints of dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best because of the hints of soy sauce, but not bad either.
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Real dark and thick. The head is relatively small with an off white head.
S: Milk chocolate upfront with some vanilla coming in but finishes with a weird plastic like quality. Some roasted coffee also makes a presence.
T: Again milk chocolate upfront, with some roasted sweetness. Nice traces of vanilla. Some coffee again as well with faint plastic. Some noticeable alcohol
M: Really smooth oily and creamy. Real appealing on the tongue and goes down really well. A bit sweet but expected with a milk stout. Medium-Full body.
Idiosynkrasie (3578) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with late awakening, small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Chocolately and minimally roasty dark malty aroma, dry and oily cocoa, a liquorice note which gains ever more weight with the beer warming up. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, notes of salty liquorice, a touch of soy sauce and leather; perfectly hidden alcohol. Light for an Impy Stout in general and its abv a fortiori, relatively monotonous as well.
wisdomsolo (388) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!