burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve really been enjoying Terrapins side projects and this may be my favorite so far. 22 oz. poured into a snifter. Black in color and completely opaque with a rather small tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness. The taste has a huge roasty beginning, with a mocha latte middle, and finished with nice chocolate tones with a touch of alcohol. This beer was very tastey however not the most amazing impy I’ve ever had.
DuffMan (5247) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Brian. I’ve been cellaring this one for about 9 months. Inky brown, thick tan head that retains beautifully. Aroma and flavor are both very chocolatey with some espresso, cream, oats (I know this is not an oatmeal impy, but I kept hitting that flavor note). Nice hoppy finish. Full bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Very nice.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have pretty much enjoyed all the side projects from terrapin so i was happy to see this .. . Pours a deep brown .. light head, light lacing .. . good dark roast, burnt molasses, and decaf espresso .. . light mouth for an impy stout .. . pretty good libation.. . . .
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jcos (1205) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date: Catching up on ratings in November, 2011.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is sweet of coffee and vanilla.
Taste: More hop than expected, malty and sweet.
Palate: Medium body and slick.
Summary: A nice, hoppy example of the style.
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle that pours a thick black liquid with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, roasted malt, and a touch of licorice. Flavors match the aroma, and as the beer sits, more boozy flavors come through.
rbrazell (1013) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a soft pillowy mocha colored head. Nose is roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and earthy hops. Flavor is also drying chocolate malts and a slightly bitter finish. Silky mouth feel and slight hints of booze.
SPDickerman (717) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with small brown fizz. Smells super roasted, chocolate, coffee, with soft bitterness also on the nose. Tastes roasted with hints of chocolate and some coffee, no real bitterness; not very impressive unfortunately. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Big Daddy Valdy’s Russian Imperial Stout finishes with a lingering bitterness.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber in trade from Tenn. In sniffer. Looks very black. dark tan head. smells of lots of thick chocolate. Thick chocolate and yummy. Some roasted chocolate. Typical straight up lovely double stout. Overall 8 of 10.
Ratman197 (7762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa, licorice, pepper, and roasted malt. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cofee, pepper, licorice anbd dried fruit with a smooth warming lingering roasty bitter chocolate finish.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.