Mariusz (12095) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available. rosenbergh (11760) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 330 ml bottle. BBE Feb 2010. From København, Denmark.Meilby (11645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
Pitch black colour with average to big creamy light brown head.
Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, ash and liquorice in aroma.
Flavour is much milder with roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, salt and some bitter hops. Pretty good stout.
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjershrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Opaque black-brown color with slight head. Cappuccino and smoky malt flavor. Very nice flavor but just a bit on the lighter side
BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Tap. Jet black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and a hint of dark fruit. Silky mouthfeel. Rich acidic fruit taste, with coffee presence late. Great brew. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle...This beer rocks!... Very dark ale with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Ink-blot lacing. Aroma and flavor of dried plum, molasses and chocolate. A touch of cola in there too. Full-bodied and silky smooth with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey finish. Really nice, world class beer! faroeviking (11119) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 10, 2006
Big bottle. Nice thick black colour.Great light brown foam. Yummy aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy lovely flavour of roasted malts, chocolate and with a some bitterness. Nice long aftertaste. A grea great stout! And that 8% alc. sure warms you up. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Nice stout. Very black pour with a brown head. Aroma is super chocolatey and dark dried fruits as well. Flavor is full of chocolate and moderately sweet. Some molasses on the tongue too. A slight hint of bitterness if very nice. DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Big thanks to JPDIPSO for this one. The pour was obsidian with a 2-finger tan head. Big chocoff in the aroma, plus a roasty malty aroma, nuts, and cabernet. The flavors were roasty malt coupled with chocoff, cabernet. Dense palate and complex, with great balance. This is an elite stout, and yes, it should be an Impy IMHO. Regardless, it’s great.