mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Really dark, very little head. Sweet, alcoholic, very strong. Didn’t really taste the pecans in it, but definitely got the bourbon barrel taste. I usually love Stone’s beers, but this one was tough to drink for me. Just a bit too much in the way of overwhelming alcohol. As always with Stone, however, a very interesting beer. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Black pour with a mocha brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, light pecan, some sweetness. Taste is creamy, roasted malt, wheat, nutty, light bourbon/vanilla. A plethora of flavor that melds together to form one tasty ass beer. If Dr. Cooper would drink beer, even he would love his arch-nemesis beer. Great lacing and the beer clung to the side of the glass well after I finished. The 13 % alc kind of knocked me. rick_91709 (547) - USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours ink black with a wispy beige head. Sweet, malty aroma with the booze coming through. Initial boozyness and a lingering slight bitterness with a tingling sensation. No pecan taste apparent to me. What little head there was turned creamy as the beer warmed. Alcohol also became more apparent as the beer warmed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rxeight (3344) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark pour no head. Aroma has a touch of bourbon and candied pecan. Taste is pretty sweet. Fairly thick creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff and fantastic value at $ 8.99. thegreenrooster (4692) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pour is a pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is roasted malt with some roasted nuts. Flavor is a nice roasted malt maybe a little herbal hoppyness but then bam a intense alcohol. This one needs to sit for a few years. Finish leaves some of the bourbon notes along with the bourbon alcohol burn. Can’t rate this any higher b/c of the alcohol but I can see good things coming with this one after some age.
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
From a bottle, boozey smell with the pour a dark brown with a brown head.A lot of chocolate taste. allfreej (567) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Black pour. Medium brown head. Nice lacing.
Medium full mouthfeel. A little slick. Medium low carbonation.
Nutty roasty nose. Pretty standard.
Sweet, roasty malt. A little bit of pecan in the finish.
Pretty nice Impy Stout. Looking forward to cellaring one for a couple of years.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad. Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Tap. Dark pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Vanilla, raisin, nuts, oak, cacao, coffee. Smooth full body with bitter but balanced finish. Very nice but 13 percents kicks you slowly. Braudog (6972) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. So right off the bat, the aroma of this is different, I swear it reminds me of Cocoa Pebbles cereal. The beer is well-bodied, and is uber-rich ... semi-bitter chocolate, oak, prune, and smooth nuttiness. Go easy ... the 13% comes on heavy. (#5183, 7/27/2013) radagast83 (8747) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Huhzubendah. Thanks. Poured a nice dark brown color, head was a tan head, turns wispy. Alcohol legs. Aroma was some wheat notes, sickly sweet notes. Flavor was wheat, alcohol burn is there. A little hot, would be probably better aged a year or more.