obguthr (5581) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Charcoal, marzipan, and perhaps amaretto on the nose. Black, medium tan head, good lace. Prune, almond flavor with charcoal underneath. A very big beer with some residual sweetness.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an inky black. Very thick mouthfeel with aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavors of the malts come out in the beginning with notes of espresso and chocolate. Little bit of alcohol burn at the end from the abv and barrell aging. Awesome beer from an awesome brewer.
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon, nuts, spice, bread. Smooth and rich flavor.
OKBeerFan (62) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall this is a decent beer. The nose is almost rubbing alcohol...blah. The taste is what redeems this Impy stout. Velvety and smooth, I'm picking up coffee, chocolate, a nuttiness and a bit of bourbon character. Very happy I got this as well as an extra to try in a year or so. This by far is the best Stone Collab this year!
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Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit toasty nose. Smooth chewy mouth feel. Soysauce savory fruity. Nice toasty taste. Bit on the sweet side.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4457) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the Handhin Seed Event. 13% a thick viscous black pour with a tan head. A woodsy barrel aged flavor. Aroma wise a classic barrel aged dark beer.a thick full body with fruity plum & figs notes. Very sweet but delicious. A bit boozy but not overly so.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pours black with tan foam. Sweet roasted grain notes, sweet toffee and licorice aroma. Rich sweet taste with a thickness from the wheat and rye, dense on the palate but overall mild, not abrasive. Gets sweet after a while but retains most of its drinkability. Lower carbonation helps. A tiny bit of barrel pokes through but not enough to characterize the beer. A nice evening sipper.
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt with a little raisin. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big liqourice fruit malt alcoholic palate.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of bourbon, roast, vanilla, chocolate, molasses and alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle during the Paramount Cafe Beer Festival at Paramount Cafe in downtown Denver during GABF week 2013. Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short tan head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, coconut, and oak. The flavor is incredible; bourbon, oak, pecan, chocolate, coffee, and booze blend together beautifully for a magnificent combination. Some alcohol warming is detected. An outstanding imperial stout!