rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Black beer with a brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, warming alcohol, figs, molasses, grapes, toffee notes, tar, dark chocolate, prunes, leather notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, smoked notes, raisins, prunes, tar, smoked notes, bitter notes, grapes, molasses.
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black color, thick brown head with decent retention. Aroma of bitter cocoa, caffe macchiato. Taste is vanilla, intense milk chocolate, chicolate covered espresso beans. Delicious.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a powdery bitter chocolate, grassy molasses, wild grass. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, powdery, coffee grinds, coconut, nice and smooth. Tasted at GRMs tasting.
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolatye, roastiness, coffee and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Solid beer, but yet another Impy Stout (yawn)?
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, licorice, and oak with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Super dark brown pour with a light brownish head. Roasty aroma melds well with lots of good chocolate notes, some brownies, and I can actually smell some light hop notes. Flavor is sweet, roasty, lightly bitter, well balanced and damn good!
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma offers notes of molasses, dark chocolate and Cuban-roast coffee. As full-bodied and plush as they come accompanied by tickling carbonation. The flavor is carbonic, acrid and singed, just like the Cuban-roast coffee that I love so dearly. Hearty charcoal finish. Much better than expected. The abv seems completely hidden. Since caffeine makes me nervous, maybe I should switch over to this when I’m jonesin’ for deeply roasted Cuban or Cuban-style coffee.World class effort from Sierra Nevada!
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a black appearance with a foamy dark brown head and nice lacing. Somewhat piney, a bit sprucey, lightly minty, dark chocolate, roasty malty aroma. Somewhat dark fruity (fig, plum, dark grape), dark chocolate, piney/minty flavor with a somewhat bitter, yet smooth chocolate finish. Really a nice brew that I hope to get again.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Black pour with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, cocoa, some earthiness, and a little ashy. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, licorice and molasses. Overall alcohol well hidden.
pivnizub (8764) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille:Literally black, presumably clear, big creamy tanned head, sweet toasted malt, chocolate, caramel and dried fruits plus a tinge of vanilla and wood in the complex aroma; medium to solid sweet-bitter flavour, pretty full bodied and quite soft; lingering robust chocolatey, toasty and fruity finish with vanilla and molasses. A very, very pleasant Bier…