daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour. Small beige head. Aroma has light smoke, prune, molasses, mocha and roast. Flavor is lightly sweet, toasty, hint of smoke, charred oak. Nice brew.
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mora2000. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, dry cocoa, and alight alcohol. Taste is lots of chocolate, roasted, a little coffee, and licorice.
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy mora2000. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and dark heavy malts. Flavor is sweet malts and milk chocolate with roasted notes that fade into a bit of roastyness. Cool.
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was lots of dark roasted malts, light coffee, and some raw dank hops. Flavor was very roasted and bitter, with bitter raw hops in a swallow a bit different than most impys
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots going on in this surprisingly tasty impy stout. Plenty of roast with a nice creamed-espresso note. Also some dark chocolate, toffee and a nip of smoke in its edgy finish. Milkshake-like texture was silky and smooth. Weighty on the tongue, too. Not overly sweet (aside from some lactic-like sweetness), thankfully, and it even has a curiously dry aftertaste. Overall, it was a pleasure to drink.
MurfDog (8) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Brewery. Pours athick, rich dark brown/black with a thin light brown head. You can taste the strong alcohol content, but it is not a bad taste. Focus is all on the rich roasted malts, I don’t remember anything about hops on this one.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. 12.14.10.
Pours dark black with a creamy soapy espresso colored head. The lacing is excellent as well as the legs. The nose is light roasted dark malts, slight espresso, oats, anise, citrus hops, smoke, and darker fruits. Taste is light roast, light espresso, bitter hops, slight smoke, anise, clove, dark fruits, slightly sweet chocolate, and almost a very slightly sour red wine finish. Mouthfeel is a little thinner (but barely noticeable) than most Impy Stouts I’ve had but it is very creamy which is a plus. Great beer, especially for only $3.99. I’ve heard it cellars really well so I’ll find out in a few years.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of oats, molasses, vanilla and light espresso. Flavour is a bit fruity, but it could be the combo of vanilla and molasses; there is a noticeable hop profile on the finish. Excellent.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from a local beer store. This beer has a thin, nice tan-colored head. The beer is opaque and has a nice black body. Lots of roast and a subtle chocolate aroma. More roast than anything else in the aroma. A touch of smoke rounds the aroma off quite well. Lovely sweet chocolate and roast flavor. The smoke adds a nice touch to the flavor. This has a nice balance to it. Not extraordinarily thick, but it has a the right texture to it. There is a lasting bitterness to this beer. This is a very solid Imperial Stout with some great flavors and aromas.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned malts, high smokey, licorice, ashtray, fruity, chocolate, light oiley, high malty, medium hoppy, light bitterness. Nice.