zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2017 umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into snifter. Pours a dark black color with a thin beige head that quickly fades. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is an unusual mix of chocolate, rye bread, light fruit, grassy hops, and coffee. Taste is fruit and rye bread at first but quickly turns to chocolate and roasted coffee. The fruit flavor is different than I’m used to, I think it might be plums or something. Moderately bitter. Very dry finish and slightly tart, leaves a lingering cocoa taste. A bit thin in the mouthfeel but silky smooth. Very odd beer and not sure how to rate it. The flavor is good and very unique but I don’t like the dry, tart finish. Overall, I think it’s good but not great.
Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, flavor of chocolate, smoke, wood, toasty, medium bodied DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles' place. Thanks zvikar. Black, tan head. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sweetish, bitterish finish, medium to full-bodied. Very nice. Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Alkoholowe i popiołowe. dnstone (3544) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Dry hop piney and chocolate aroma. Poured deep brown-black with an off-white head. Well-hopped piney flavor that becomes roasty-chocolatey with a rye bite; and interesting and evolving flavor like an everlasting beer gobstopper!
Notes: Bottle pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8, during GABF Week 2016. Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
big in the chocolate. a bit oily. not at peak prime as demonstrated by light hop flavour still tasty drinkable. black colour.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle; Pour is murky brown - a slightly over carbed khaki head - it retains well, though it’s not very pretty. The aroma reveals some char, molasses, and licorice root, with some mineral water. The flavor profile reveals both the rye notes and the bittering hops - Both seem over zealous here when coupled cocoa and the char - but it eventually makes way to a sweeter, and velvety backdrop of molasses, brown sugar, feint dark fruits, and finishing off with a dry and bitter ending. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite. Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
Malziger, dunkel getreidiger Antrunk. Weich und trocken, intensive Schokoladenaromen. Würzig malziger Mittelteil, der Roggen kommt stärker zur Geltung. Vollmundig schokoladig bitterer Nachgeschmack, trocken, Nuancen von Alkohol zum Ende. 13/11/11/12/9/12 jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pitch black, oil slick looking deep body with hardly any head at all, sho5wing about 95% opacity. Aroma of chocolate, deep roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, oak, rye, cream and some strong fruit sweetness - deep and super pungent. Full-bodied; Deep roasty flavours show with anise, licorice, canella,cream, light chiles and a touch of oak. Aftertaste shows, interestingly enough, some watery flavours, but the deep roasted malt, earth, grain, rye, chocolate and coffee really come through as well - interesting. Overall, a well-balanced stout, but I wouldn’t say this is ’imperial’, but that perhaps is a good thing. Deep and strong flavoured with a good look and smell, and nice set of complexities. Good to try and interesting, but of course, on the expensive side. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Leuken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 03-October-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before a winter storm may come through here on 21-January-2016. Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent (I think) consumed at Thistledown Farm campsite Friday 11th September 2015 with Baz. Pours black with a light beige head. Wonderfully rich and velvety with chocolate the prominent flavour, it really is hugely cocoa forward but damn good quality addictive cocoa, a little fine sediment mouthfeel. I am amazed that I had not rated this before as I’d had this perhaps a couple of times. Malty with the hops (pine) also now showing, also like the fact that compared to many Impy Stouts this is actually not that strong. Really like this, beer of the weekend. A8 A4 T8 P5 Ov16 4.1