ansermadide (1407) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 17, 2010. Dark, solid black color, medium brown head. Aroma is malty, but with only a hint of roast. Quite a surprise as it hits the palate… extremely sweet with light roasted malts. You can detect the alcohol... for sure. Has some sort of weird fruit-like character to it... cherry almost.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler compliments of Indiana_Red. Dark, dark color with a powerful growing flavor. You can definitely sense the alcohol in this beauty. Flavors of dark chocolate and prunes followed by some burnt notes and a little burn. The aroma is sweet and inviting. The aftertaste leaves a pleasant mild choco flavor on the tongue tempting you to go back for another sip. Thanks a bunch Indiana_Red for driving safely while tired to get this brew back to Boise!
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, and from a growler into an English Pint. Pours a completely thick and dark blackish tan with very little head, but what is there is tannish as well. Aroma is heavy towards the roasted malt and coffee notes while being carmalized as well. It’s actually somewhat medium bodied, but the flavor is very heavy in coffee, chocolate, roastiness, and molasses. I pick up a hint of sweetness (cherries I think) towards the finish before the alcohol kicks in surrounded by coffee. I fall in love with everything from Walking Man that touches my tongue. I will definitely drink this one anytime I have the chance to!
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007. Pitch black, viscous pour with a thick layer of tan head. Rather sweet aroma of caramels and bourbon blend with some spicy fig-like dark fruits and some dark chocolate. Mildly roasty, but the sweetness dominates the nose. A bit of additional roast bitterness could actually help smooth out some of the malt aromas, as the sweetness is a bit strong. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel with a creamy texture and carbonation. A bit of brown sugar sweetness at first on the tongue, and then develops some nice prune/dark fruit flavors mid-palate. A bit of bourbon caramel sweetness lingers in the finish. Could use a bit more roast character to balance out the flavors, and far too sticky sweet for my preference.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG DC 2006: Deep brown-black with a medium sized, tan colored head. The aroma is pure coffee, mocha, and grapes. Taste is dry cocoa, strong vanilla/oak tannins, alcohol, but the richly bitter roasted malts really come through, figs, prunes, and finishes somewhat sweet.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at RBSG ’06. Black color with a small tan head. Nice dark roasted malt aroma with lots of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Flavor was roasted malts, chocolate and molasses with a warming alcohol finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle from jeremy. Thanks for going through all that it took to get your mitts on the bottle. I have been waiting for many years to get my dick beaters on this. Pours an absolute Ebony with a lighter tan, creamy head. This is very close to Expedition Stout in many ways which makes me realize how lucky I am to have this. Nose and taste in very complex, loads of coffee and molasses. Creamy and smooth for the ABV. Wow, a great RIS. Thanks again Jeremy!
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Duck Island. Black with small head. WONDERFUL aroma. Lots of roasted malt...chocolate...small notes of alcohol. This is a serious stout....a very impressive effort. Lots of chocolate, dark fruit, and a little coffee. But, the alcohol was overpowering in the taste...great stout, but they need to hide the strength more.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured and sampled at GABF. Black pour with a foamy brown head. Nice burnt malt aroma with caramel sweet hints. Deep flavor. Burnt malts, caramel, chocolate, alcohol (a bit strong actually) perhaps cherry, lovely. Body was creamy and full. Delicious.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Walking Man in Stevenson, OR on 7/22/07. Black on black body with a very durable creamy brown head and beautiful lace. Rich coffee aroma, accented with some dark chocolate, and dark fruit. Heavy body with light carboantion and a luxurious thick and creamy feel. Burnt sugar, chocolate, and sweet riated malts are balanced by a peppery bitterness in a ling and satisfying finish. This is really a nicely done Impy Stout.