yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
one of the better beers I’ve had. had with black. black and black hole similar on the nose. Pours black with tan head. Both had an amazing aroma which I can’t quite place(the black slightly more winey and powerful) Of the two this was more a beer while the black kicked it up a notch to almost a port status. Definite coffee in the flavour with perhaps citrus notes. Paired with some blue stilton. Alcohol warming but not offensive. A very nice beer. Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2008
#200! Very harsh for me, expresso coffee without the cream and sugar. Very tough to drink untill you get a little buzz. Great dark color and strong scent. I prefer my stouts a little sweet. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
(on bottle) I had this baby with a port from 1968 and they paired well up. The cheese on the side just addede a nutch for a great oral pleasure. Dark, rich and % are very potent. Thank god I started at Monk´s Elixir for a warm up. A part from being so rich in malt-depth, the bitterunits really balanced well. Truely a black hole to decent into...in space noone can hear you scream... mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
bottle at home GLRBF 290308
color:black bit bubbles no lace or head
Scent:bit alcohol, coffee ,fizzy
Taste: quite heavy multi flavor and coffee attacks, most sticky. Quite nice aftertaste after all . Anyway please I want my coffee from mug not mixed into beer! Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 7, 2008
C&C 12.7oz bottle from unclejedi - thanks! Jet black with a dense brown head. Lots of coffee, dark chocolate and grapefruit in the nose to start, some acetone scents come later. Full bodied, drippy lace. Very grapefruity flavor - far too much grapefruit, really. Behind the citrus wall is some coffee and chocolate, some roasty/burnt flavors and something like cigarette smoke. Burns down the gullet all the way to the gut, hard to say if it’s a hop or alcohol burn. I’d love to try this without all the grapefruit, but as it is I’m not too impressed.
railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
This was black as night with a strong ABV as it warmed with a lot of roasted malts and chocolate with a syrup type finish and thickness a real sipper and enjoyable.CHEERS! jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, rich espresso and a bit of ash. Flavor was molasses, soy, chocolate, some vanilla and a strong alcohol presence on the finish. Very rich texture, but a bit cloying. Very good, but not really my cup of tea. StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
Slightly translucent and blackened chestnut in color with soda bubbles and popping oysters at the surface. Aroma paves the way for greasy, oily chocolate to saturate the nose, echoing fervently with buttery mocha beans, lactic and dense almond fudge and slightly burnt pumpernickel bread soaking in dark chocolate cocoa pools. Flavor allures a vibrant complexity, foremost with cocoa chocolate oats sticking at the bottom of a milky, espresso laden café concoction. Oily body with mere traces of carbonation makes the mouthfeel subside less enthusiastically than the expectations that the palate has for the liquid. A trace of alcohol rears its head as the syrupy coffee flavored lozenge gets torn apart through diffusion across the tongue. A charcoal flavor with burnt molasses and heavily roasted mocha beans hangs around after the sticky, coffee flavored syrup extends itself down the hatch. CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2008
37.5cl bottle at De Kulminator: Pours black with red-brown edges. On top lays a thin but very creamy dark mocha head. Aroma is a wonderful bold blend of roast coffee, roasted barley, hops and a deep deep chocolate. Alcohol does make itself known on the nose. The boldness continues in the mouth. A deep dark roasted black hole with some creamy toffee, hops, a touch of mint, and alcohol all running for their lives. Finishes with rich espresso sprinkled with. Bold flavors without being thick. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2008
375ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with minimal tan head. Nose is alcohol, black coffee, more alcohol and dark chocolate. Palate is black licorice, salty soy sauce, cocoa, coffee and a bit of a hop bite at the end. Finishes very dry. Alcohol is surprisingly hidden a lot more than I anticipated from the aroma. On the thinner side on the mouth feel. An interesting Impy, but not among my favorites.