kdm1984 (628) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing head; less amazing lacing. Practically a pitch black appearance. Classic impy aroma of licorice, booze, coffee, and some dark chocolate, in that order. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, and booze. A little too acidic and boozy for this profile to compete with the best impies, but it’s still a good one. Sierra Nevada never makes lousy stuff, after all...
fletchfighters (1039) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. ’Nuff said. Thick light brown ringed collar and some film. Obvious alcohol legs and spotty strips of lacing.
Not a huge nose at all. Big roast malt profile, burnt rubber, char, ash, honey and molasses.
Honey, molasses and malt up front in the nose. Char and burnt rubber follow with touches of burnt licorice. Quite bitter.
Dry finish with a burnt rubber quality to this. Slightly sweet in the front but dry and bitter in the back. Nice. Thick and chewy with low carbonation.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
seriously good beer, charcoal tastes like butter in this beer, i like narwhals too
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased november 2012-pours pitch black with a small tan fizzy head. very thin legs going on here with no lacing. nose is very roasty, dark chocolate, lite alcohol, burnt, lite smoke. Flavors are straight ahead roast, baking chocolate, but really big char notes. damn that char is fantastic here! Some hops come in there as they should for a SN beer, but they are not over the top. Im sure when this was more fresh, it probably had a tad more hops even though its only 2 months old. the roasty char finish goes on forever! could be the longest finish i have ever tasted in a beer. Alcohol is very well hidden which is suprising since it shows up in the nose. its there, but very subtle. the roast dominates over it to hide it well. Very well put together Impy stout.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours the deepest and darkest of ruby with a medium tan head, aroma has chocolate and rich malts, starts and ends lightly sweet with a coca ending, thick mouthfeel, subtle carbonation, and should be good for years to come.
billfo (1) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
as usual sierra nevada delivers.....lots of different flavors make an overall great tasting beer.
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle in Seattle. Deep roasty black. Espresso roast aroma, rich alcohol warming sweet roast malts. Dark chocolate, coffee bitter. Nice big stout, but a bit unrefined.
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Delivered thick and with a full, tan top. Wow ... this delivers an instant oomph. Super rich dark fruit, almost grapey. Overflowing with flavor and texture, almost overwhelming. I want more ... (#4863, 12/20/2012)
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a bottle. Unfortunately the restaurant gave me a freezer cold mug to serve it in...
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a lovely looking dense, tan head. Looks pretty carbonated from the glass. Nose shows loads of charcoal, coffee and bitterness. A touch of chocolate. Fairly mocha forward stout with a fair bit of roast. Nice finish of bitter roasted coffee and hop bitterness which helps give it some length. Very good stout but as others have said, doesn’t have that x factor or something special to make it amazing. Still unbelievable for the money