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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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It should be indisputable evidence when a smoking gun is right in front of You. Maybe You can even smell the burning, toasty nose, see the easily recognizable head and taste the gun powdery finish. This is not the case.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToolHead (266) - Křbenhavn, - SEP 12, 2012
33 cl. bottle. Best by 1.1.15. Deep brown w/ impressive, stable off-white head. Belgian fruity, incredibly smooth, powerful, slightly smoky, perfectly balanced. Comes across more as a smoked, dark quadrupel than as an imperial stout; no matter what the style, it’s absolutely masterful.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Almost black pour. Big khaki head. Lacing. Malty aroma with a slight oud bruin aroma of acetic goodness. Taste is tart and malty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6517) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7445) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1341) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (959) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1948) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1799) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
bottle into glass, aroma of raisen and mocha and alcohol, taste is same with some smoke on the back end, tasty stuff, like it


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