Cybercat (3223) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma has a robust core of roast malt and hints of coffee, toffee and molasses - and maybe a snip of licorice. It comes out of the bottle black - not sable, not coffee brown, but black as Darth Vader’s cape, with a thick and rather persistent light wheat head. Lip-smacking flavor is rather sweet, but not cloying, having notes of roast malt, mocha, toffee and licorice. Texture is not as thick as the best stouts, but it passes muster though fizz seems a wee bit lacking. Overall, if not a great imperial stout, still worthy of at least a try.
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has smoke. Full bodied. Flavor is smoke, dark malt, and something suggesting burnt powder. Fairly dry. Different.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with lots of smoke and a vanilla finish. Fairly complex.
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Rauch, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes, consumed on 3/24/13. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with about a third a finger of off-white head, mostly a ring around the glass. Aromas of dark fruit, booze. Tasting notes of cola, dark fruit, subtle smoke, light hops, light herbs and spices. Alcohol is well masked in the taste. Light-ish body with a dry finish.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that vanished pretty quickly. The nose is burnt and roasty with some light smoke, licorice, caramel, and some noticeable alcohol. The flavor is a bit acrid and burnt tasting with a heavy caramel and toasty maltiness. There’s a little smoke in here, but it’s pretty light. A little too overly alcoholic for my tastes, this could use a little more body to help round out the mouthfeel and mitigate the alcohol flavor. Medium bodied with a slight stickiness up front and a warming finish. A little too much fizzy carbonation for me as well. Meh, not up my alley as far as Impy’s go.
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Hazy brown pour, tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, yeasty, bread, ripe fruits and some roasted malts with licorice. Flavor is slightly bitter, but mostly sweet brown sugary malts. This is not an imperial stout, more like a quadrupel. Decent body, heavy carbonation. A bit too sweet and yeasty for me. Very Belgian. Completely missing the gunpowder or the smoke. Still a decent beer, but not as expected.
angel77 (788) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cańa en el Lupulo. 02-01-14. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura poco persistente. Aroma a maltas tostadas y cacao.
Sabor tostado chocolate y cacao con cuerpo ligero - medio que se bebe bastante bien a pesar de los 10 grados que marca. A medida que calienta aparecen algunos sabores ahumados y regalíz negro, pero no tantos como esperaba. Buena
Creo recordar que la botella presentaba algo más de cuerpo junto con aromas y sabores más ahumados.
Lowenbrau (1878) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours very dark with nice creamy tan head. Some head retention, good lacing. Sweet, roasty, cacao aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is kind of sweet, roasty, some coffee and caramel flavours. Sweet aftertaste. Ends quite alcoholic, well integrated, not noticed till the last sips. Very enjoyable one, more like a sweet stour rather than IRS.
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle into glass, aroma of raisen and mocha and alcohol, taste is same with some smoke on the back end, tasty stuff, like it
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and toffee notes. The flavor is similar with some chocolate, toffee and light dark fruit character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.