fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [ Courtesy of kmweaver ] Dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, moderate hoppy, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finsh feel is light to moderate alcoholic. ;o)) (261007)
yespr (32051) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 31. Pours deep brown/black with a lacing head. Raisin sweet and dried aroma. Dried fruit flavour, sweet and slight alcoholic. Dry and slight roasted malty finish.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 A pitch black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is totally dominated by coffee, with hints of chocolate and roasted malt in the background. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate, wood, and some hops - and a very dry roasted coffee end.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 (Bottle 65 cl) Comes as "Stone Imperial Stout" at 10.8% ABV in a "Limited Early Summer 2005 Release".
Opaque, pitch black beer with a creamy, dark brown head. Very complex aroma of dried fruits and roasted malts. Very full body with plenty of roasted malt and dried fruit. Extremely complex and refined brew with only a moderate bitterness. 160106 and 070907
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of coffee, chocolate and liquorice with roasted notes.
Roasted flavour with lots of coffee, chocolate and hops.
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Alcohol and roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is sweet malty with weak roast. Kind of soapy hints in flavour too. Smoky aftertaste.
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as coal. Complex aroma with loads of licorice, some coffee, and a surprising hint of red berries. Thick adn salty mouthfeel, loads of chewy malts. Huge, but tdoesn’t get overpowering or cloying. Finishes malt sweet with good bitterness. Really balanced for such a huge beer. Thanks Gusler!
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted warming malty licorice flavor with lots of chocolate and hints of coffee. Has a long roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 25th June 2008
Not a particularly thick or oily Impy Stout. Overriding flavours of minerally bitterness and coffee. Undertones of chocolate. Lacks the sumptuous smoothness of the best of the breed. A middle ground RIS for me.
29th October 2014
2005 bottle. Opaque dark brown, reasonable mid tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, trace of cream. Mild dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Little tangy dark fruits, pinch of spice. Only light oxidisation. Not bad!
29th October 2014
Early 2004 bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mildly tangy dark malts, some dry dark chocolate and mild earthy espresso coffee. Pinch of spice. Just very mild caramelly oxidisation, less than the 2005 bottle!
fiulijn (15329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black ink color, brown head. Good aroma: malt, bread, roasted malt, liquorice, light phenols. The body is not too thick, a bit oily, unfortunately metallic too; the taste is dominated by the roasted malt with a roasted nuts character, some malt sweetness, liquorice, strong bitterness. The final is bitter, again mostly due to the roasted malt (and the other flavors along); hidden by this, there is some aromatic hop. Good, very powerful, but it can’t get me excited.