ehaak26 (524) - - APR 3, 2017 oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells mostly of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate smells. Taste has a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very smooth.
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Bottle from a friend into a snifter. Pours a nice black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops, and licorice. imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 4yrs many thanks to Doppelganger. Black with tan head. There is a milk chocolate character to this along with a fruity, plummy note, some tarry notes some caramel. Not as deeply flavoured as many Impy Stouts but there is a reasonable palate. Overall pretty decent. CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Dark brown/black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is the same. HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
A- Weak, bland, subtle cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Roasty, cocoa, malty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- Aroma was a bit of a let down and the taste was really traditional forward but still lacking. Needs some work but could be great. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Dark brown with small lite tan head. Oats and roasted malt. Thin, boring.
coachd (837) - Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is a little weak. Standard Imperial Stout scent, but muted and with a strange red wine vinegar characteristic. The appearance is nice - flat black color with a tiny cap of tan foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Nice creamy flavor with a welcome sweetness that opens up before giving way to hops and roasty bitterness. Booze burn in the aftertaste; I have never taken away points from a beer for that. Great palate, thick yet smooth. This beer was good, not great. Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black brown with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.gregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
The aroma is roasted chocolate malt, black licorice and a little fruit.
The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, black licorice and some dark fruit and an ashy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice imperial stout.
Dark black. Milky chocolate. Roasted. Heavy body. Bitter aftertaste. Good but not great. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a sparse tan head. Nose is dusty caramel, faint coffee and raisin. Coating medium body with a tang. Taste is coffee, grass, chocolate, licorice and caramel. A little bit of everything. Solid stout. jake65 (3705) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Pours a deep brown and capped with a small beige head. Nose is roasty, heavy roast, nutty, and some sweetness. Didn’t really care for the taste so much... heavy roast and a bit of licorice. Some dark fruit. The heavy roast seemed out of place and led into the sweetness being out of place.