douglas88 (8403) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to IBrew2or3 at the tasting. Pours a almost pure black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is chocolates and light dark fruit. The flavor is nice; char, chocolates, some heat, roasted malts, nutty at times. A smooth drinking Impy for sure. It will appeal to those not looking for boozy over the top sweetness.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with lasting frothy tan head. The aroma was really light. I couldn’t smell hardly anything at all. The flavor however is very nice. There is a burnt and chocolate maltiness that create a both roasted and sweet flavor. About midway the taste becomes just a bit sweeter like molasses. There is just a little sense of alcohol that actually gives the beer added interest in the flavor. It seems the molasses flavor and light alcohol note mix to create an almost oatmeal flavor. This beer works for me.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/13/12. On tap at the brewery as Iron Rat, but listed as 10%, so I guess it’s this? Almost all black pour, ruby edges, with a small brown head that fades fast. Huge roast and coffee aroma with bits of tartness and caramel. Big roasty and chocolate kick but with loads of butterscotch... almost slick feeling. It’s not horrible, but nothing to phone home about.
PorterPounder (7334) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Ybor City. Coal black viscous pour with a thick, creamy off-white head that leaves several rings of thick lacing. Aroma has some faint wisps of vanilla if a bit subdued. Flavor is full bodied with some hints of vanilla, brandy and a back end of marshmallows. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Very enjoyable.
onceblind (7323) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a persistent khaki head. Nose has a lot of sweetness and a lot of roast with some dark coca and acidic coffee. However, it really comes together in a lovely aroma. Flavor is big yet smooth with roast and a touch of smoke, some bitter dark cocoa, and a semi-bitter coffee ish tone. Roasty and full, and quite dark without being syrupy.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub 1/1/07: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a dense, tan nitro head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Body starts sweet, full and caramely with good mocha balance and a mild bitterness before a sticky, lingering dark chocolate finish. A nice, smooth imperial stout with good flavor.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolats et de petits fruits foncés. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de mélange de noix et fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2286)
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Dave, thanks
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, woody and chocolate
OK, easy to drink.
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ tan head. Rich, roasty black malt aromas. medium body. Smooth tobacco, bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt flavors with sweet pit fruits. good stout.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at brewery: Nearly opaque with a rocky tan head and good lace. The aroma has notes of charred and chocolate malts, anise and plum, light grassy esters, quite weak. The taste is like a chocolate shake with burnt malts in reserve. Mild coffee and dark fruits noted as well. The mouth feel is creamy and soft, medium-bodied and astringent. A sub-par imperial, more like a regular old sweet stout IMO, disappointing.