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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale fest, top 3 beers of the afternoon. Pours a motor oil black with a creamy chocolate head. Nose held tons of sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee and some cocoa dust. Flavor held a good amount of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, some bourbon heat and sweet vanilla on the finish.....damn tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4328) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a pitch black with fluffy large tan head. Chocolate nibs, roasted malt, vanilla, espresso, and bourbon. Just what a huge imp stout should be. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Served on tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. The apperance is a creamy black with a burnt brown head. The nose is full of bourbon and vanilla. The flavors continue the bourbon dominance with nice additions of chocolate and vanilla.. The mouth feel is really smooth and full. A touch boozy but very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port. Black pour, large dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, BBQ smokiness. Flavor is smoke, BBQ, coffee. Would recommend in an instant.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 (Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) with tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, hops (earthy), and toasted grains with a creamy, smooth finish. Nice Impy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Pours black and opaque with a creamy light brown head. Fat aroma of hard roasted malts and molasses. Very full-bodied, plenty of sweet hard roasted malts, licori´ce and dried fruit. Rather alcoholic finish with some malt bitterness. 080709

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the San Clemente brewpub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smooth roasted and malty flavoured. Acidic and hoppy base flavoured with a solid hoppy presence. Bitter and quite acidic flavoured finish. Smooth and yet with a bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tulip off tap at PP San Clemente. Beautiful pour with a large creamy dark brown head that clings to the glass over a pitch black body. Head lasts for the duration and leaves great lace. When swirled the body also coats the glass with a rich brownness. Aroma of vanilla, coffee beans, and awesomeness. Some hops too. Taste is lots of coffee and sweet chocolate, leather and rich with light hops. Keeps getting more and more complex as it warms with chocolate, leather and dust. It reminds me strongly of Great Divide Yeti, but I think this is better!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Black with a tan head. Lots of roasted malt and coffee in the aroma with some burnt bread and crust. Hoppy and bitter flavor with espresso, dark chocolate and malty caramel sweetness. The finish is surprisingly dry and bitter as well. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Really nice impy with a great dark chocolate finish that doesn’t leave any sticky malt coating your mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009

Source: Tap at DLD.
Glass: Snifter.
Appearance: Black pour with a one finger, lasting beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate and vanilla, roasted malt and some dark fruit as it warms.
Flavor: Sweet malt with roast, chocolate and vanilla backing it up. Spices present also.
Palate: Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall: Pretty decent imperial stout. Wish this were closer or more widely available.


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