Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Superdave at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours oily black with a one finger tan head. The nose is roast, cocoa and coffee. The taste is dark fruits, charred malt and ashy cocoa with more coffee in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Nice stuff – thanks Dave!
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1400. Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours near black with nice thick dark tan head. Beautiful pour. Aromas of some roast, some dark fruit, and sweet chocolate. Flavor is loaded with roasted near burnt malts, bitter chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Finishes dry and roasty. Not boozy at all. Mouthfeel might be a tad thin, but it is so malty and dry it works. I am finding that this is the type of imperial stout I really prefer over a coffee or syrupy mess. Nice stout.
poisoneddwarf (2222) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml foiled bottle from StefanSD for free beer week. Aroma is tobacco, licorice, vanilla, light roast. Pours black with a large tan head with great retention and lace. Seems pretty average for an impy, but it’s definitely tasty.
conway (2210) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and bourbon. Taste starts with dark fruit and molasses, fading to chocolate and roasted malt. Palate is thick and sticky. This is a big one but it's got the flavor to back it up.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(25oz bottle). Pours black with thick chocolate milk color head. Great lacing. Beautiful! Aroma of chocolate,booze, caramel, some citrusy hops. Sweet with some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with creamy texture. Finish is smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. All in all, an excellent imp and one that should be getting more attention.
rejtable (2206) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at public house. Pours black limited head of lacing. Nose is very roasted and sweet. Flavours are dark chocolate, eslresso, dark fruit. Taste big sweet and big bitter. Full creamy body with lively carbonation.
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste lots of roast, smokey, chocolate. Mid palate light bitter. Roast finish
Itzjerm (2156) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight alcohol strong bite. Slight bitter. Carmel and coffee. Thin fading head. Otmeal like bite. Coffee chocolate. No oak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatehunter (2121) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured two fingers of brown head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is black licorice, burnt wood, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Smells amazing.
The taste is almost equal to the aroma. Smooth throughout; roasted malt, touch of burnt, moderate bitterness to round it out. Excellent.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to whomever sent this my way. pour has a black color and a thick clinging true brown head. aroma has rich malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of smoke or roast, and a slight bit of hops remaining. mouth feel coats well but does not get crushing and there is a nice bit of carbonation. flavor has loads of malt, a bit of roast, again some hops coming through, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, and a hit of heat on the finish. this is a plenty big stout but it is also somewhat simplistic and definitely grew on me as the glasses poured.