tfontana (975) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is dark fruits and smoky/burnt malt. Appearance is opaque black (deep dark red with light source directly behind) with finger-width foamy light brown head with poor retention and decent sudsy lacing. Taste is strongly sweet dark fruits with smoky then burnt/ashy malt second half. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with creamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation and roasted/ashy bitter finish. Overall, tasty but without a lot of complexity and a little too much on the burnt side. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not a lot on the nose. Not getting a lot of the roasted malt on the tongue. Hides it's booze well. The bitterness overtakes the palate so the balance is off. You have to wonder about the quality of an impy stout priced at $6.50.
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Ugly black pour with minimal head. Smells and tastes like burned/stale chocolate. Super bitter at the end. Meh. Quick3Beers (1234) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a blackish brown from a bottle. Aroma is of coffee, flavor is coffee and cola? Rather thin in the mouth, almost more of a porter. Good beer. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with an off white head.Dry with notes of coffee. A bit thinner than expected. Just OK.
Franckg (1656) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Arômes de fruits rouges, de lactose et chocolat. Le goût suit ces arômes. Un peu de vanille vient s’ajouter. La texture est très simpliste et le corps léger. Ptatiquement aucune carbonarion. L’amertume du chocolat s’étire longuement. Présence d’alcool très subtil. Assez spéciale pour une stout impériale jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Sample, from notes. Possibly during RBSG. Sweet with coffee, dark chocolate and fudge brownie. Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bomber. An almost black pour that has just a little tan foam that doesn’t last long. An aroma rich with vanilla and chocolates. First flavor is roasted and there is a surprising hop bite to it. Did not get that in the nose. Decent bitterness is also of dark chocolate and some zest. I do taste a hint of oranges. The roast and chocolate dominate and alcohol is not noticed. I just looked at the ABV and am surprised by it. hayduke (5205) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Gift from a friend. I think it might have some from the Beer of the Month Club. It poured jet black with a tan head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts. Medium body Flavor is chocolate and the finish is bitter. Quite OK. puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. No bottling date listed. Drinking at around 55 degrees. The pour is black with a soft, long-lasting tan head that clings gracefully to the side of the stem glass. Chocolate on the nose and toasted malts. No booze. Full body. The flavor is similar with a forward chocolate malt character but the bitterness at the end lingers and seems a little off. Other than that I found it to be enjoyable.