cgarvieuk (25319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bottle at home... 25 12 13... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Deep mellow roast... Soft bourbon... Mellow chocolate nose... Little too fuzzy... Mellow malts... Chocolate roast... Chewy roast... Light bitter mellow... Light bourbon 4.3Bottle at home .. 27 05 13.... deep dark brown black ... creamy tan head ... soft mellow soft chocolate ... light bourbon nose ... mellow rich and sweet ... dark roast ... soft toffee ... soft chcooclate ... ligth mellow bourbon ... a very fruity vanilla .... rich soft and smooth ... deep complex soft flavour ... mmmmm
Sample bottle March 13 (unlabeled prob this)Deep black ...thin tan head ... soft dark chocolate and coffee nose ... rich roast ... big sweet coffee roast ... soft mellowsweet roast ... mellow chocolate ... massive coffee ... heavy malts ... soft sweet and smooth ... bloody wonderful 4.2
Bottle at home (2013 bottling drunk feb 2015 ... deep brown black ... soft roast ... dark malts ... light bourbon ... roast coffee nose ... dark malts ... soft roast ... its thining a little but noce soft and roast malts ... 4.0bottle at home (2013 bottle drunk apr 2016 ) ... dark brown black ... small tan head ... dark mellow chocolate roast .. lightest bourbon ... dark chocolate roast ... dark malts .. dark roast ... rich mellow chocolate ... light bourbon ... light meaty chocolate malts .. 4.0
2013 bottle drunk October 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet chocolate Roast malts nose.. Dark bitter chocolate.. Soft Bourbon nose.. Dark chocolate Roast.. Heavy chocolate Roast.. Dark rich Roast.. Light bourbon Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Dark brown/black with no head. The aroma is sweet vanilla and spirit like. The flavour is chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, wood and some roast. The beer is quite thin but is so smooth and drinks well below 9% abv. A bit of body short of superb. Stuu666 (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Thick black, coffee chocolate coconut nose, sweet chocolate taste, light toffee, bitter coffee. CraftBeerNick (2659) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at home, 18th May 2013, dark brown , black, aroma, black treacle, molasses, some liquorice. Taste is smooth and delicious,some bourbon, treacle, rich, sweet and tasty stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh 
RichTheVillan (8029) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Black, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Rich dark smooth roast, dark chocolate, smooth coffee, little woody, very smooth, alcohol well hidden
Taste - Smooth rich dark malts, soft mellow rich roast, deep dark chocolate, soft mellow coffee, very smooth, little woody, not really getting the bourbon, alcohol so well hidden, taste not that complex - all the flavours are revealed pretty quickly but it’s very nice
Palate - Very soft carb, medium body, oily, very smooth, soft sweet dark malts, not too sweet, very well balanced, body is a little thin though
Overall - This is so so smooth and so easy to drink at the abv, but got less complex with the drinking - but still a very good imperial stout
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with quickly dissipating tan head, big alcohol aroma, taste that hits you first is bourbon that leads to the sweet stout underneath the bourbon doesn’t overwhelm like some BA beers can, taste also has vanilla, great viscous mouthfeel. saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, vegetables, lactose sugar, roast malt, chocolate and hops. Not much bourbon present. Theydon_Bois (20165) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part DEUX, 06/07/13, thanks to Jack for this London rarity purchased in Birmingham for less than you’d get it for down saarf !
Light black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is oaky woody, milk chocolate, mineral notes.
Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, Dairy Milk, woody notes, light minerals.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Solid stuff - notes say "decent impy".
Shouldn’t this be an Impy????? johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Creamy chocolate and coffee flavours which were powerful yet very easy to drink. Left no lacing and was well bottled. Seriously impressive. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured an oily deep and dark brown, virtually black, no head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Full body, slips down very easily, flavour is as the aroma,