skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2007
22 shared with Brie. chocolate and burnt coffee dominate. The hops get spicy and piney as my glass warms. The finish is thick and smooth with a very subtle hint of the 9.5%abv. This was quite enjoyable. prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Black pour from the taps at Great Divide. Great aroma, chocolate and malty. Mountains of flavor, mostly malted chocolate, but some hops and alcohol for a finish. This is a big, strong beer, worthy of the name. mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Black with a nice beige head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, roasted malts. Massive flavor.. roasted malts, chocolate, hops, with some alcohol warmth. Powerful beer. scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle. A heavy malt profile a heavy and bitter stout taste with a black body and light fluffy head. MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2007
22oz Bottle. Pours with average frothy and dark lasting head. Excelent lacing with muddly body that is black in color. Aroma comes heavy with burnt and roasted malt and notes of molasses, caramel, and toffee. Smells of average hops with grass, resin, grapefruit coming through with touchs of soy sauce, licorice, and tobacco. Lots going on there. Full bodied with oily and alcoholic texture, soft on carbonation with a bitter finish. Flavor is long in duration, moderately sweet and acidic with heavy dose of bitterness to balance nicely. Good imperial stout that warms the belly some. I’m a fan of the style.
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
bottle at home. I drink alone. Which would be depressing except when you drink a beer this good. Pours black and syrupy with a beautiful dark brown head. It’s got legs on the glass and a nice lacing. A little more carbonation than some Impy’s and I like that. Smells of dried fruits, perhaps liqourice. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts. bitter hop finish that is not overdone. This is one of the best. A must try! madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours typical black, with a small light brown head. Head diminishes after a while leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is pretty faint, chocolate and pine. Taste is packed full of flavors, chocolate, coffee, toffee, all very strong. Nice and bitter. Creamy, full mouthfeel, bitter finish. Very good imp stout. joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a small, brown head that is fully diminishing. The aroma of chocolate dominates. Coffee and caramel were the two flavors that stood out to me. The chocolate flavor was more on the back end for me along with some nice hoppiness. Great mouthfeel with a medium/full body that is creamy smooth. I look forward to more of these in the future. festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Pulled from a cask at the Waterfront Ale House. Served in a snifter. Great dark color and tan frothy head. The aroma was of coffee and dark chocolate. This beer had flavors of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. The flavor was constantly changing with each sip. A very good beer that needs to be tried. GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
22oz bottle poured into snifter.
Black with tan head that quickly disappears and leaves tan bubbles. With agitation tan head returns to generous proportion.
Smell is s slight hint of a strong alcohol scent. candy, cherry smell, subtle.
Very roasted malty flavor, dark chocolate, coffee as well.
Limited carbonation, very smooth and rich. Little stickyness, and Alcohol lingers in your mouth to warm you quickly. Have an oak aged version that now I can’t wait to try.
Very impressive, thoroughly enjoyed this beer as the evening went on. Slowly sipped with a tiramisu dessert.