jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma was at first strong mocha, but as it warmed turned to soy sauce and later on to ringwood funk. it hides the alcohol well though. Poured jet black with very small tan head. flavor was at first chocolate but later this turned into lots of soy sauce with an astringent and slight edge to it. Not enjoyable to finish. mouth feel was alright, full bodied with some drinkability from the low carbonation. Didn’t have the flavor notes I like in an Impy stout.
MadRobin (2500) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Opaque, near black with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, soured raspberries and chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet and tart berries.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
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jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark almost pitch black. Thin tan head with some lacing that clings to the glass. Descent aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is more coffee than anything else. Slightly bitter with just a little carbonation. A little thinner than other imperial stouts with only a bit of oily texture. Flavor doesn’t fill your mouth very much and doesn’t linger very long. The flavor isn’t bad but its less than I expected. High alcohol content but it is fairly smooth with no harsh after taste.
canadiankiwi (47) - - AUG 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark colour. Coffee and malt taste with a very dry and chalky feel with a slight bitter finish.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something off on this. Almost like it went a little bad. Some roast and chocolate but a fair amount of sourness here. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter sour finish. Tap at galaxy hut.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark with light brown head. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits. Did’nt care for the taste too much, alittle boozy, very acidic, dark fruits, a slight bit of chocolate, a bit sour. The sour acidic tone of this beer didn’t jive with me.
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at home. Pours dark with a dense brown head. Aroma is all chocolate and coffee with similar flavors. Medium bodied. Roasted malts, coffee with a touch of sweetness (dark chocolate) on the long finish. Delicious.
radio_nowhere (1257) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque black color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smokey ash, dark chocolate and light espresso. Taste adds notes of dark coffee, cocoa, licorice, slightly tannic and dark fruity hop bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, rich, dry with roasty citrus bitter finish. Pretty nice roasty RIS.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Norfolk bottle. Dark brown pour with a long lasting tan head. Aroma of dark, sweetened malt with a hint of milk chocolate and booze. The flavor was dark roasted malt, almost burnt. Maybe a little harsh lingering booze.
DrunkSanta410 (727) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home thanks to Brad! Pours dark black, brown head, average retention. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, a bit of vanilla, licorice, roasted malts. Taste is coffee forward, espresso, dark chocolate, with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium to heavy body, with a thin but silky mouthfeel. Above average imperial stout.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a midnight black with a dark caramel color head with nice lacing. Smells so roasty with coffee and a little citrus. Excellent blend of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, citrusy hops, and roasted malt flavor. Oily with a denser body with little carbonation. Another awesome offering from an underrated brewery.