dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to vyvvy. Poured deep dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma had a slight metallic note and was mostly roasted/burnt malts. Flavor was mostly malts and slightly bitter. I agree with BBB63 that this seems way more like a dry stout than an impy stout.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. color is dark muddy brown with red highlights shinning through. pours with almost four fingers of rocky light tan head. aroma consists mainly of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and coffee with a slight pleasant fruitiness. strong roasted and robust flavor with plenty of bitter chocolate and a great black coffee aftertaste. perhaps a bit watery but the mouthfeel is good and drink ability is high when cold as it warms it becomes more sticky and assertive. good stuff
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at DL day: Deep brown with some reddish highlights, small ring of tan foam. The aroma has notes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and oats. The taste has malty overtone with coffee bitterness, mocha and vanilla notes and a dusty yeasty finish. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing, a tad thin for the style but makes it very approachable. A good beer but more akin to a big dry stout than an Impy.
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have found this beer to be one of the easiest drinking stouts that I have tried. Pours pretty standard stout dark brown with decent head. Sweet but well balanced with the chocolate and roast flavors.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Party Town. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Full body with a smooth sticky texture. Complex roasted stout flavor with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Very well balanced stout.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours very dark and sits almost black in the glass with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Coffee, cola and vanilla notes comprise the nose. Surprisingly, I didn’t pick up on any chocolate or cocoa. The flavor is a combination of rich, sweet goodies and ends up tasting like a heavily toasted campfire marshmallow. The alcohol is very well-disguised. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Bitter-sweet, well-roasted finish. Many kudos to vyvvy for providing me with this excellent stout! Imperial though?
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep reddish brown body with medium head...dry, bitter coffee bean aroma with hints of chocolate...flavor of a heavily roasted stout (bitter coffee and chocolate)..hints of toast and raison as well
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma has lots of chocolate with some roasted malt and a hint of licorice. It pours a dark brown with orange hilights along the outer edges of the glass with a small beige head that fades quickly. Flavor starts with moderate chocolate. The finish has moderate black licorice flavors with some light roasted coffee and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but a tad fizzy for an Imperial Stout.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sliffy. Deep red-brown body, medium cream head. Translucent. Roasted malt aroma with hints of licorice. Chocolately roast body, balanced by bitter, earthy hops. Somewhat woody finish. Oily palate, medium-bodied, with a fairly strong bitter, hoppy finish.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a creamy/frothy, tan head. The aroma is of sweet toasted malts, dark bread, molasses, chocolate, plums, faint coffee/espresso and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is almost medium bodied but fairly light for the style, sticky and slightly tart at it’s quick finish. The flavor follows the nose with sweet malts, plums, chocolate, coffee and faint alcohol notes, concluding slightly tart. While not as rounded or complex as many imperials, it is a remarkably "easy drinker" for the style.