RespertFTW (460) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Deep black with small tan head. Aroma is molasses, roasty malt and coffee. Taste is coffee, roast malt and a little anise. Nicely carbonated. Awesome stuff at $7 a bottle. Great value.
4theluvofbeer (36) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cocoa, molasses and toasted malts on the nose. Taste are similar with a touch of vanilla and coffee. A good imperial stout.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$7 for bomber @ Bottles in Spokane Vlly
Spring 2010 release poured to NB globe.
A: Deep, dark brown, only partially translucent at the edge. This light reveals a deep mahogany ale. Latte foam is limited and does not do any more than line the border of the surface.
S: If somebody handed me this beer, and I didnít know who did it, and they said Stone, I would have laughed. This is a beauty. Cocoa, cocoa, licorice, graham, cinnamon, malts....this is sexy. As it warms, more a bready, toasty smell.
T: Although a bit warm still, this beer is very tasty. Coffee, cocoa (again), licorice, peppery spice. Even as warms, the heat from ABV still evident, wish this was less an issue.
M: thick, sticky. Full bodied and resonant in the mouth with low carb. This beer forces you to taste it. Fine work here.
D: Very drinkable. Donít know if itís the best RIS out there, but very, very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
AirForceHops (2578) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle 2012 vintage from Natures Way Market. Insanely black like a imply stout should be. Nose is rich roasted chocolate malt, hints of dark fruit, burnt espresso beans and sugar. I enjoyed this barely chilled and Iím sure that produces the best flavor palate. The intense chocolate and dark fruits are upfront with traces of anise or perhaps a some type of bittering hop. Flavor finishes with burnt sugar and the espresso bean. Body is full with a mildly creamy texture. ABV is hidden real well. What impresses me most is the vast distribution of this stout and how easily assessable it is. For the price and availability I really should drink this more often. Delightful.
ImperialStefan (18) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Coffee, Black liquorice, Cherry, Vanilla.
Appearance: Pitch black, tan head.
Taste: Slight initial sweetness, dry finish. Lots of big burnt notes
Palate: Perfectly carbonated.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1P 6FL OZ (2013 Classic Release): very dense brown to black. Thick tan head. Inky black roasted aromas. Very dense. Chocolate, cocoa, caramel, malt, hops. Pure not complexed. Off dry, medium to bitter but not sour. Dense, saturated and long. Chocolate cake or ice cream. Very dark flavors. Cocoa powder. Roasted. Silky front palate and bitter finish. Great flavor. Bloody monster. Clean.
Am I bashing at a glass ceiling when giving a score!
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Tap at draught 55, NYC. Poured a jet black with a tanned head. Nose has molasses, dark cocoa, roasted coffee and toasted malts. Packs a fucking punch. Taste is all about the molasses - loads of licorice, dark chocolate malts and roasted bitter coffee coming through. Even a hint of vanilla at the end to smooth it out. Huge beer, yet the booze hidden so well! Fucking awesome stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Johanwibb (18) - - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flytande moccatårta utan det äckligt för söta. När ölet fått stå en stund övergår moccan till kryddat kaffe. Underbart!
gschrade (426) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste chocolate, sweet, coffee. I thought this was good. I could drink this again maybe.
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Metalchopz (2078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 classic release at Total Wine in Vegas. Pours a real dark brown colour with a big frothy light brown head, great retention and lots of dirty lace, kind of soapy. Big molasses aromas at first, with some chocolate notes that eventually show up to balance things. Hints of vanilla too. Very smooth and silky medium-heavy mouthfeel with just a touch of dryness in the finish. The molasses are a little milder in the taste, with cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and good hops creating well-blended bitterness. One of the easiest drinking Impy stout I have tried.