angelkostvo (504) - - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, caramel, toasty,. Taste is sweet, just a little sour with long bitter, coffee-like, finish. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I have to say that for my taste it’s pretty good. I expected less.
yngwie (12520) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An almost black one, with a dense, dark beige head. Roasted aroma with some caramel and licorice, as well as roasted makes and coffee, chocolate too. Sweet flavor with caramel notes. Coffee, roasted malts and chocolate in the flavor. Some hoppy bitterness too. Lasting finish. A tasteful and pleasant one. 140214
visionthing (2299) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Ambrosetti, Berlin. Pours pretty close to black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malt with moderate chocolate and malt. Moderate sweet with a lightly bitter finish. Quite delicious!
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Cunningham
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
teddybeer (2056) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to kevnic2008]. Black colour with a quickly diminishing light taan head and with a very nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, roasted malts, light licorice and burnt bread. Flavor has black coffee and dark chocolate notes, roasted and toasted notes, some wooden notes as well. The final has coffee beans notes with a medium bitterness.
jookos (1451) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, the zwergs. Black with brown milkshaky head. Dark berries. Dry chocolate. Full bodied, quite soft, nice. Easily drunk. Feels almost like a regular porter- a bit lighter, not that intensely flavoured, as RISes usually are. Some chocolate, milky even. Nice drinkability, but flavour-wise a bit dull.
Thompson (257) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head... black colour... smell malt yeadt liqorish... taste coffee liqorish chocolaye hops
Martinus (2612) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of bread, herbs, hay, fruits and soy sauce. Banana flavour, soy sauce, quite sweet, cola. Quite fizzy. Finish light bitter, soy sauce and coffee. Not my favourite Imp stout, maybe it’s the yeast?
(From 33cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Benzai’s place, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
Countbeer (3873) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@WT’46: Served in a taster: Thanks Benzai:
Thin brown foamy head/lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of ash, coal, bread, slight hint of red fruit, roast and wood roast.
Flavours of bitters, roast, coal, tar, coffee, liquorice, yeast, mocha and wood roast.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, coal, mocha, liquorice and sweet tar.
Low carbo, creamy to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells liquorice, sweet, red fruits. Tastes cola, roasty, some liquorice, red fruits, sweet. Full body, nice carbo.
Benzai (6229) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes, Thompson, Martinus and Countbeer @ weekly tasting. Dark brown color, small light brown head that diminishes quickly. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasty, slightly a hint of coffee, decently bitter. Medium body and carbonation.