portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Pour dirty oil black with a tan redish foamy head that fades to a creamy sticky film that shows lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with some mild coco and soy ( the only thing that is not awesome!) Taste is awesome bitter hops coco and creamy roasty malts with soy and some anise in the mix. Palate is full rich creamy and finishes sticky and dry. This is a definite must try! Very good offering, and will buy again for $10.00 a bottle!
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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.
drsordr (2263) - 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
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!
WillRunForBeer (2238) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a lacy brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is molasses, dark chocolate, grains, a touch of smoke.
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.
Itzjerm (2213) - 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.
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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.
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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.
Fatehunter (2205) - 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.