Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Really nice toasted-roasted malt aromas. Chocolate, licorice, and smoke character. A bit of oak and vanilla. Dark black opaque with creamy-foamy tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body, a little oily, with medium carbonation. Starts with fairly rich roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. Big bitter sugar tang with some carbonic acidity, soy. Bitter smoky finish, alcoholic warming. Light oaky character. Nice
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid example, really needs a stronger, hoppier bite at the end to seal the deal, though. Drinks very easily and is pleasant, overall.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with a thick rocky dark khaki head. Lovely aroma of roasty black chocolate, aged molasses, and a certain meatiness behind it. Nice full and rich flavor with lots of malty, dark cocoa sweetness/bitterness, roasted black malts, a wee bit of molasses, smoke, with a somewhat moderate astringent finish. Not a fan of the roasty toasty smokey stouts, but this one is quite nice on a cold winter day.
trujahwarrior (397) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy stout day! Smells of chocolate, roasted malts caramel and molasses. Tastes of all the same smells plus a slight black licorice flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy but pretty light for an imperial stout. Overall this was a great imperial stout. Iím interested on how it will taste after a year of aging.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, huge brown head. Smells like chocolate and marshmallow, with a little bit of coffee. Taste is coffee, a little fruity, and a good deal of vanilla and chocolate. Hint of rum, as well. Woody finish.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark jet black with a big pillowy two finger creamy tan head. Aroma was milk chocolate, roasted malts, charcoal, and hops. Flavor was rich and creamy. Malts, chocolate, coffee and roasted flavors. Finished dry and bitter. Very good beer.
jcos (1355) - Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 1st, 2012.
Appearance: Pours black with light brown lace.
Aroma: Aroma of light roast, chocolate.
Taste: Stronger than the aroma. Nice amount of roast, some chocolate, a little bit of bitter at the end.
Palate:Medium body, creamy, short aftertaste.
Summary: Tasty imperial stout with a nice taste and palate.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was really great. A full body with a solid grainy flavor, the best of this most recent long shot bunch. Thick yet easy to drink.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Nice, robust imperial stout. Probably better than SAís own imperial stout. It could have done a better job hiding the alcohol.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and chocolate syrup; light hops; cherry; slight alcohol; and dark fruit. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter with a long duration. There was chocolate syrup, roasted malt, dark fruit, cherry, dark chocolate, light hops, light alcohol, licorice, and a little grain. The medium to full body was oily, a little sticky on the lips and then a little fry with fairly fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this impy had a black pour and made a spare/small cover of coffee colored bubbles that went away to an island in the center and thin ring, this drink is very black and I could not see any carbonation except for what was flowing up the sides of the glass, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottle had no sediment,
there were aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a little malt sweetness, and faint smoke roastiness in the background,
the flavors were roasted malt, bitter/dry chocolate, some dark/intense caramel and molasses sweetness,
the finish had a combination of alcohol, malt and coffee bitterness,
the mouth feel was a little more than medium with a nice creamy feel on the palate,
a simple Impy with a nice mouth feel.