rick_91709 (237) - USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ink black with a wispy beige head. Sweet, malty aroma with the booze coming through. Initial boozyness and a lingering slight bitterness with a tingling sensation. No pecan taste apparent to me. What little head there was turned creamy as the beer warmed. Alcohol also became more apparent as the beer warmed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour no head. Aroma has a touch of bourbon and candied pecan. Taste is pretty sweet. Fairly thick creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff and fantastic value at $ 8.99.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is roasted malt with some roasted nuts. Flavor is a nice roasted malt maybe a little herbal hoppyness but then bam a intense alcohol. This one needs to sit for a few years. Finish leaves some of the bourbon notes along with the bourbon alcohol burn. Canít rate this any higher b/c of the alcohol but I can see good things coming with this one after some age.
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, boozey smell with the pour a dark brown with a brown head.A lot of chocolate taste.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour. Medium brown head. Nice lacing.
Medium full mouthfeel. A little slick. Medium low carbonation.
Nutty roasty nose. Pretty standard.
Sweet, roasty malt. A little bit of pecan in the finish.
Pretty nice Impy Stout. Looking forward to cellaring one for a couple of years.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Vanilla, raisin, nuts, oak, cacao, coffee. Smooth full body with bitter but balanced finish. Very nice but 13 percents kicks you slowly.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. So right off the bat, the aroma of this is different, I swear it reminds me of Cocoa Pebbles cereal. The beer is well-bodied, and is uber-rich ... semi-bitter chocolate, oak, prune, and smooth nuttiness. Go easy ... the 13% comes on heavy. (#5183, 7/27/2013)
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Huhzubendah. Thanks. Poured a nice dark brown color, head was a tan head, turns wispy. Alcohol legs. Aroma was some wheat notes, sickly sweet notes. Flavor was wheat, alcohol burn is there. A little hot, would be probably better aged a year or more.
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Nickís of Clinton in Waldorf, MD for $8.99.
The beer is dark brown and viscous, sporting a thin, oily, beige head. The aroma brings oak, light roast, bourbon. Pecans are hard to discern in either the flavor or the aroma. More of a texture than a feature it would seem. Nice bready character from the addition of rye and wheat. Some bourbon heat, but overall, a really mild and easy sipping brew considering the 13% abv. Recommended.
Jamesthebrit (347) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from a growler I got yesterday into a snifter.
A: Pours looking rather sad and thin. Very little head from an aggressive pour. Otherwise a sludgy dark brown color.
S: Smells sweet. Some rye definitely comes through. Otherwise chocolate is big on this one as well. Yes... sweet vanilla.
T: Taste is very dynamic sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. At first this tastes amazing with notes of vanilla, a burbon sweetness. Then it fades into a rye note that is quickly replaces by a hodgepodge of super bitter and offputting flavors. Itís like a dull stale IPA hop taste or something. Like after you ate some really hot salsa and then let it simmer down for a bit but your still left with that weird lingering hot destroyed tongue. Very dry.... left me making a bleh this is gross face. Hopefully it will get better as it warms?
P: For a brief moment amazing but then fades to bad then worse. Dry burning dull hop.... itís like when you walk outside into a lawn of freshly cut grass and you can barely breathe because all the grass smell. Itís kind of like that.
Overall this is just not a good beer (could you tell from the above comments?) it has some interesting stuff going on but the rest of the beer is just out of control and the nice flavors. If you got a bottle this thing needs to be cellared to help dull it down. Itís gonna be hard not to drain pour this one.