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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New recipe, new label, new year.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pitch black with a ton of head to start, dissipated quikly. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, vanilla, booze, roasty malt, tobacco, and rather sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, coffee, dark chocolate. Finishes extra dry. Alcohol is nicely hidden and doesn’t come across like it does in the nose. Carbonation is rather lively, and helps release the flavor and perhaps hide the alcohol. This is a very nice brew.


4
dnicolaescu (2679) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 17, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Pitch black with a dark espresso head. Huge aroma of dried dates, candied fruit and sticky molasses, maple syrup, the black malts are barely noticeable. Slight hints of salty roast and booze. The taste is good balance of dark fruit, dark sugars and molasses, roasted malts, moderate grassy hops and a touch of alcohol. Rich and easy drinking body. Very good. (Backlog 16-JAN-2017).

3.9
GhostS (486) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 16, 2017
Aromă de lichior cu ciocolată, malț bine prăjit, puțină cafea răcită, ceva miere întunecată. Gust cu amăreală arsă, practic explozivă și dominantă din start, se domolește apoi, făcând loc unei ușoare dulceți de fructe negre cu malț ars, cafea tare cu puțin alcool, note de gudron și lemn ars; final amar, cu multă arsură și puțin alcool. Bună și tare, atât pe plan de amăreală cu gust ars, cât și alcool.

3.6
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Dark chocolate, cacao, dark roast coffee, dark, very toasted malts. Hazy, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More cacao, dark chocolate, light citrus fruits, lemon, more dark malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Impy, not too heavy, quite refreshing palate. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to The_Osprey!

2.9
The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
July 2017 - Bottle share at LKS. As 'Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room', 2011 vintage, 10%. Opaque black, small ring of brown head. Aroma is meaty, sugary, blueberry, some mint. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is tart and earthy, metallics, spicy. A bit metallic and tart – age hasn't been overly kind to this one. That's the risk you take! (5-4-4-4-12=2.9)

3.8
Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Appearance: Opaque near black. Finger of mocha small to medium bubbles. Nose: Smoky. Deeply roasted malt. Black coffee notes. touch sweetness. Taste: Dark nearly scorched malts. Bittersweet with chocolate, and dark coffee and smoke. Body: medium to fuller with soft carbonation Parting thoughts: I have no clue what is going on with the name of this beer. it’s potent, complex and flavorful. Pricy and hard to find. Intriguing. You don’t see touches of smoke very often.

3.8
thegreenrooster (4512) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Pour is a pure black with a larger than usual tan head. Aroma is chared malt, burnt molasses. Nice and roasted but sweet as well. Flavor is an intense char and dry bitter bakers chocolate. A little roast, molasses and some fudge brownie is left on the tongue. Alcohol is not felt in the mouth but in the chest it is really warming. Not a hoppy Impy stout this is all about the roasted malt.

4.9
ronaldtheriot (1977) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of metal, raisins, dark fruit, black strap molasses, leather, dark malt, and brown bread crust. Taste is of chocolate, malt, raisin, dark bread crust, and just a touch of acrid bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and velvety, and CEAANYCHR finishes sweet and strong. RJT

4
mR_fr0g (13155) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 31/07/2017. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A dark brown black coloured pour with a lasting lose tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, waxy, mild coconut, black malts, oak.. Flavour is composed of tangy raspberry, black berries, forest gateau. Flavour is composed od tangy blackberry, black very. Palate is tangy, medium sweet, brown sugars. . .

3.4
Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - big thanks to Daniel. Pours black-brown with a creamy, khaki head. The nose holds soft roast, cocoa, tangy dark berries. Medium to big sweet flavour with nips of tangy berries, bitter cocoa, earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly tangy, with hints of metal, cherry, leaves. Showing some signs of age but still fun.

4
RW80 (2703) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
33 bottle shared, Bottle thanks to Bartlebier. Apperance: Opaque pitch black body, with a medium sized brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma: dark malts, chocolate, lightly roasty, leaves,caramel. Taste: dark malts, chocolate, light roast, leaves, caramel , solid dark malty bitterness and even some nice hops for a stout. Very refined in taste. Oily texture, full body, a bit too much carbonation for it’s style, slightly above average I would say. Taste is really balanced out, and a prime example of the style, except for that too powerfull carbonation.


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