Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at richlikebeer’s YEHA 2005. thin body with light carbonation. BIG complex aroma. Soy sauce, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Nice combination that works really well. Actually the aroma in this brew was simply awesome! Color is a dark brownish black. Slick, smooth, creamy and smokey (ashy). Lots of dark carmalized sugar and and roasty malts. Underlying bourbon presence but not overpowering. Seemed a little salty from the soy sauce taste. Thick creamy and coating at the finish. An excellent brew.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big thanks to TAR for sharing this beauty. Hand bottled from a growler. Pours a deep, deep brown with a small head that quickly recedes, leaving coffee swirls across the surface. The deep, fudgey nose is loaded with chocolate, vanilla and peppered with ABV. The thick, creamy body is the perfect vehicle for the fudge cake body. Whiskey, vanilla beans, brownie batter, rum raisans and more in the lush body.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tar pulled this gem out at our cellar blow out. Wow. I did not know what I was getting into here. Umm, yeah that’s black, not pitch, but just black with a gray head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, brandy, whiskey, oak, naked women, coffee, peanut butter fudge. Taste is fudge-peanut butter-cocoa, light dark figiness, doughy and powdery. It is beautiful. Cocoa powdery dry caramel finish. Like coating my tongue with good chocolate. Great scalded latte taste. I want more.
Ap-4 ar-10 tas-9 pal-5 ov-19
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from YEHA 05...pour was a black as black can be with a thin brown head. coffee and chocolate were the primary components of the nose, and the flavor gave a hearty amount of caramel and a bit of sweetness. very velvety smooth body and a great mouthfeel.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a gift.....after the brew session this bottle magically appeared. No one fessed up...doesn’t matter! Love the deep dark black pour..nominal brownish head. This is why I love impy stouts...big roasty choco nose. More of the same plus lotsa coffee, caramalts, bourbon, brown sugary toffee....more bourbon...whew! Damned oaky goodness. The highlight of the brew day. Thanks to whoever parted with this gem.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sampled at RLB YEHA 05. Deep black in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Roasty and chocolatety aroma. Coffee like roast. Caramel notes. Flavor is malty and bourbon. Finish is bitter chocolate. Rich tasting. Smooth. Full bodied. Well balanced. Very nice.
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it at Yeha ’05. Strong caramel and coffee aroma. Pours a dark brown with a brownish head. Tastes of chocolate, caramel with a hint of coffee. Outstanding!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.10.05 22oz bottle (thanks to kramer17801!) at RLB YEHA-05. Dark, fudgy brown; not much of a brown head. Butterscotch and cracker at the aroma forefront with bourbon-ish alcohol in the background, plus caramelized fat - like a burnt bbq rib. Ashy and dry, lightly bitter, coffee astringency. Rich and slick. Very tasty.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 NJ, Pocono, Philly YEHa!’05. Translucent muddy brown body with decent carbonation and a light tan head. Has elements of unsweetened dark chocolate, char, nuts, and sweet toffee and caramel. Impression is medium sweet with a lush texture. Decadent and very nice.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to kramer17801 for sending this to the Yeha. Poured black with a brown head. Huge and complex aroma of cocoa, coffee, and caramel sweetness. Taste is mostly strong coffee, a bit of sweetness and a dash of chocolate. Just has lots of great coffee flavor that doesn’t get overpowered by the other additions. Barely detectable alcohol. Nicely done.