Tmoney99 (14377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, spice and small alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer. hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
16oz can. Poured a dark brown color with a tan/brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, chocolate, bananas, and some woodiness. Tastes of chocolate, fruity, lighter roast, and a lighter coffee finish. Alcohol content hidden. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, some cool flavors of Belgian yeast, hints of dark cherries. Nice brew. Thanks JP. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, caramel, some brownie, hints of coffee notes into a bit of anise, slight spice. Taste was a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee notes into a bit of anise, slight dark fruit, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty nice. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Can sample courtesy of JPDurden24. It pours with a nice and dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, earthy malts, Belgian candi sugar, chocolate and then some date smelling dark fruity esters. The taste delivers Belgian candi sugar sweetness, chocolate, malt sweetened dark roasted malts, a mild level of Belgian yeasty spiciness and then some brown sugar rounding the experience out. Solid tasting Impy where the chocolate and Belgo notes are going very well together.
bytemesis (8250) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Can thanks to Jeremy! Pours opaque black, small tan head, creamy with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, faint rubber, molasses. Flavor is very light tart; tangy, roasty, rich, cherries, a bit of herbal. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
On tap at Brewery Vivant on 1/29/16. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and Belgian esters. Malty and chocolatey flavor with caramel accents before an estery finish. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Can: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light molasses, banana, plum, roast, and some faint burnt notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a touch of banana. The finish has moderate plum, light-moderate roast, light alcohol, coffee, and a touch of metal. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the alcohol and metal combo in the finish definitely decrease my enjoyment of this beer. kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Black pour on tap at DryHop. Tan head. Licorice and chocolatey taste. Brown head. Delicious superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
16 ounce can into tulip glass; no canning date, but was released recently. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark brown head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, clove, pepper, light coffee, light banana, light char, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of roasted malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, clove, raisin, pear, light banana, light char, light pepper, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, clove, raisin, light char, and roasted/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of roasted malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.