beertholomeus (1545) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with dark tan, almost brown head. Chocolate, malt and slight citrus aromas. Cocoa, malt and orange flavors. Sweet cocoa finish. Alcohol is well hidde.
bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Light cocoa and malt aroma. Malt and cocoa linger with light oats. Medium bodied - smooth for a 10% impy stout. Cocoa and malt linger with light oats.
joeneugs (5297) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is chocolate with roasted malt, hints of coffee and plum. Nicely balanced. The flavor is caramel sweet with cocoa powder and a little cola. Licorice sweet finish. Surprisingly not very roasted. A decent Impy stout, but it seems smaller than the ABV suggests. This might not be a bad thing, but it’s a bit simple as well.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with a thin fizzy brown head. Fairly fruity aroma and taste of cherry, raisin, and molasses with a lot of syrupy roasted grain notes throughout and a nice creamy palate.