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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12 ounce bottle bottled on JAN10 2007. Dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is pretty milky, with some chocolate. There seems to be a pretty big punch of hops as well. The flavor is of moderatly bitter chocolate, wich really amps up the hop bitterness. Pretty rich palate. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2007
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very sweet, like fermented dark fruits with some chocolate. Flavor is the same but with a sour finish. Body is a little thin and the carbonation is low.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Growler from drmatt. Definite light foreign stout aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol. Pours a thin dark brown with amber highlights with a quickly fading creamy light khaki head. Medium bodied and good carbonation with notes of liquorice, anise, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Thanks Matt!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to brewczar for the bonus bottle; pours dark cola brown with white head quickly to the edges; aromas of roasted, ice coffee; crisp and fresh; everything is mild across the board; texture is decent though; roasty and nutty, just a little weak; very dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3273) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 2/4/09. Pours a thick mocha colored head, over an apparently clear brownish black (SRM 25) body.....nose of roasted malts, (coffee, chocolate) molasses, and a bit of soy sauce......tastes early of sweet malts with a bit of toffee, lots of molasses, ends with a light to medium hop bitterness, with lingering sweetness.....mouth feel is medium to heavy, carbonation light to medium. This is not large enough to fall into the Imperial category, not dry enough to be in the dry category, so it is a Foreign Extra Stout by the BJCP discriptor. It reminds me of Lion.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours black with a tall brown fizzy head that stays for a minute. Chocolate and roast coffee bean aroma. Taste is cocoa and caramel with a bitter roast finish. More on the thin side than rich and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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.


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