kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
So this is better than the BCS but still not great. Pour is pitch black with no head. Aroma is dried fruits and very unfortunately bananas. Flavor is sweet and palate is just strange for an imp stout, kind of limp almost. Overall, it would be better without the bananas profile. spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle, 2010 vintage
Ar: Very complex sweet malt aroma, wood, prunes, raisins, some port-like qualities going on here.
Ap: Blackest pour, dark cinnamon head. Decent lace.
T: Big, bold, sweet boozy fruit-cake quality. Pretty darn tantalizingly delicious.
P: Thick as oil, mild carbonation.
O: Another great Impy Stout. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Rating #250. Bomber bottle bottled on 03/06/10: Pours jet back with a thin brown head. Has a mild hoppy aroma with hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Full malty flavor is rich with hints of chocolate that is excellent from start to finish. Very well balanced and delicious! pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Midnight black pour with very little head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma, alcohol, vanilla, caramel, hops, and fine leather. The palate is silky smooth, lightly carbonated, with an aggressive finish. The taste is initially sweet with a bitting citrus hops middle, and an earthy and dry finish. This is an intense beer. Complex and rich. I would love to see what happens after aging a year or two. petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Hard to pick up a stout profile with all those hops. For a stout it’s just above average, but for a beer WOW! I could drink this all day.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle poured pitch black with a large mocha head and impressive lacing. Aroma is big dark fruit, soy sauce, bakers chocolate, and booziness. Taste is roasted malt and dark chocolate upfront followed by dark fruit and booze. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel with alcohol warming on the finish and flavors lingering. seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottled on 11/19/12. Poured into snifter, black with mocha colored two finger head. Smells of cocoa powder, licorice, malts, and alcohol. Taste is licorice up front with semi sweet chocolate... a little alcohol bite, then finishes with the licorice again. Overall a solid imperial stout and i enjoyed it. However I am not sure I would seek it out again. Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Woof. this stuff is awesome. and the aroma is incredible: something akin to dying roses, incredibly smooth aged bourbon. Same in the flavor with dark dark chocolate, a little bitterness from the hops and a touch of toastiness. Poured into snifter, dark black/brown thin syrupy pour with very little ring of dark tan head. This thing is a behemoth of awesomeness. Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with a medium beighe head. Aroma is plenty of licorice, molasses and some piney notes. Some roasted tones aswell but prominent at all. A bit of sweet brown sugar can also be found. Smells lovely! Taste is just thick sweetness and some hoppy notes. pretty sweet, but not overwhelming. Some dark fruits and roasted malt, A bit vinious aswell. Some boozy notes but it fits good with the beer. Really dig the hoppy tones in this one. Mothfeel is creamy/thick. Great! mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2012.03.14 - 650ml bottle in pint glass. Bottled 03/06/10. Pours very dark, basically black. Very opaque, no light gets through. Caramel colored head is active and endures even after settling. Aroma is a bit of raisiny sort of sweetness and a bit of smoke. Taste matches, sweetness up front and finishing with a bit of alcohol warmth and bitterness. This is a pretty heavy stout, and strong at 11.7%. Not bad.