jimhilt (2544) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Black color - no highlights, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is baked chocolate, flavor is same - baked chocolate with caramel finish. The high ABV is hidden. Nice imp stout. $7.30 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.
Cybercat (4897) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is strong and mainly of semi-sweet chocolate with a subtle smoky undertone and a hint of quality coffee. It pours a nearly black sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some decent lacing though it doesn’t hang around very long. Mouth-filling flavor has strong tones of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, as well as hints of molasses and licorice and a rather strong alcohol bite. Texture is fairly fizzy and rough - you can feel the alcohol nip at your innards all the way down the hatch.
ben4321 (5498) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 2/7/11
Aroma: The nose has roasted malts, lots of dark/bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of wine
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a finger of creamy light brown head, lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is rich, roasty, and malty up front with a lasting bittersweet chocolate finish
Palate: This one is full bodied with a chewy mouthfell, basically no burn, and a lasting tingly finish
Overall I thought this was a very good Impy Stout. From its great looking pour to its enjoyable chocolaty flavor, I enjoyed this one throughout. This is another really nice offering from Weyerbacher. I like the dark chocolate flavors that seem to be the real standout component here.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours thin and fizzy, dark cola with a fizzy thin head. Aroma is plasticy and fruity, hot fermentation maybe, cola, some anise, light booze, some really nice Belgian yeast notes. Flavor follows, thin, well attenuated, strong fruity boozy flavors, takes a little time for the huge anise to come out, hard roasted barley, fairly hot, lots and lots of esters, this could be pretty awesome if cleaned up a bit and maybe a little more depth, really like where this was going. Thinner well attenuated body, amble carbonation, much nicer once it dies down a touch.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with dark tan head. The nose is that of belgian yeast, roasted coffee, a bit of cocoa and a lot of alcohol. The flavors that come through are that of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, and the belgian yeast. Oh and lets not forget the alcohol as it comes through on the taste almost as much as it does on the nose. I think this beer has a lot of potential but it has to sit a bit.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of Cocoa, roasted malt, light Belgian yeast, roasted barley, and slight vanilla. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, creamy, dark brown head that slowly diminished but lasted throughout. Flavor is very roasty and chocolaty. Medium/Heavy Carbonated mouth feel with some alcohol warmth. Quite nice, it manages to not over do either the Imperial Stout nor the Belgian styles....well balanced. Another fine Brew thanx to D Kurtz.
drfabulous (6195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from Beertopia in Omaha. Very nice stout with a smooth roasty taste. Subtle chocolate. Still somewhat hoppy. Really tasty.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black. This thing is far from tiny- big notes of wood and bourbon, booze, spice, licorice, nuts, earthy roast, vanilla and bitter chocolate, and dark rotten fruit. On the first sip I was thinking this was more like an imperial stout liqueur. Monster of a beer at a reasonable price.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hophead22 tasting. Dark black pour, black twizzler, roasted malts, and a bit sweet in both aroma and flavor.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first indication that this beer would contradict its name was the massive, dark brown head. The second was the huge scent of alcohol--interestingly, more like the smell of fine tequila than the typical whisky notes experienced in big beers. The third was the thick, or as the bottle described it, "vinous" mouthfeel, which really did emulate a red wine experience, in a fantastic way. The fourth was the distinctive, but not irritating (for once) vanilla flavor that worked so well on the palate. The only thing I’d call "tiny" about this beer was the bottle, which I wish had been twice as big! Awesome stuff. So very complex, and a must to drink again.