Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Let us see... 12oz bottle poured veru black, Nice tan fluffy head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy. Mouth feel was middium,there was a burnt coffee after taste, and a touch of lingering caramel.. Not a bad brew here, from saranac.
Over all this seemed a bit hot, maybe to hoppy of the alcohol is felt but not tasted. Aging this is a strong possiblity
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2007: Poured opaque black with a tan head. The aroma was light with sweet roasted malt making it up. Roasty flavor with some esters and alcohol. Warming with a medium body.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I will start this by saying maybe I got a bad bottle...Pours pitch black with tan fluffy head wonderful spotty lacing. The appearence is all this beer has going for it. No coffee flavor slight chocolate finish in this very bland attemp at a I.S. Malty flavor is just not balaced very well
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid middlin sized tan head, retention is fair with a decent coating lace. A pitch black brew with some brown edging. Nose is faint roast and chocolate. Body is medium, carbonation is a bit much for an Impy. lightly oily. Light roasty flavors, some black notes, light berry notes a hint of bitter sweet chocolate and cocoa. Fairly dry finish thats lasting and not unobjectionable at all. Pretty solid for Matt.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz - Dense black, tan creamy head. Roasted milk chocolate and mild coffee and cream nose lays on soft wafts of dark currants and spicy herbal-like notes. Dry cocoa flavors and hints of roasted coffee balance on lighter piney herbal and earthy tones. Medium bodied, light carbonation, bittersweet finish. Not a bad first shot at the style...