trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with a brown sugar colored head. Smells of dark chocolate and espresso. Tastes of dark chocolate, deep roasted malts, and a nice subtle, well integrated tinge of coffee. This reminds me a lot of Speedway stout. This is an awesome beer, especially for the price!
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn’t have much of lacing. Nice ground coffee on the nose. Beautifully roasted coffee on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol very well. Finishes nice. Awesome!
ColovianTrader (451) - - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate aroma. Loaded with dark chocolate flavors and raw espresso beans. Solid amounts of hop bitterness. Hints of toast, brown sugar and raisins. Alcohol is quite present. This beer has a certain bite to it that I like.
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with an espresso crema head. Coffee and roasted malt nose. Flavors of chocolate and coffee. Smooth and rich mouth feel.. Quite nice.
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pretty intense black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, heavy roast. Taste is dry, roasty. Chocolate bar and coffee. Not as good as I was hoping. Noticeable alcohol burn. Meh.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle poured a dark brown color with a thick capper of tan head. Aroma has espresso, oats, chocolate, and rich malt. Mouth feel is medium with good coating and light carbonation. Flavor is richly malted, espresso, chocolate, and a lingering finish.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Excellent as expected. Not overtly roasty, but a nice litle juxtaposition with what is a slightly sweeter Impy. Chocolate, caramel, honey, vanilla, espresso and bubonic plague. RERATE on this - side by side with the original ’13. THis was much smoother and rounded in the body and the alcohol heat was much less apparent. Roast is bigger than I remember too.
solidfunk (5996) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with great mocha head and carpet lacing. Espresso dominates the aroma, as can be expected. Puts the beer a little off-balance actually. Some smoke malt and a taste of burnt coffee beans in finish. On tap at Blue Monk.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 5/17/13. Pours opaque DARK brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is surprisingly simple but quite effective; coffee, chocolate, nutty. Taste is nutty, chocolate, coffee, espresso, roast malt; very simple, very delicious. Nice lacing. Thick, chewy mouth feel. Medium carbonation; appropriate. Not too much needs to be said here. Excellent.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thin dark black pour, small ring of dark carbonation and an aroma of your average cup of cold pressed coffee. Flavor is nice chocolately and slightly bitter coffee and finished slightly sweet with some good roastiness. At $9/bottle? Totally worth it.