davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Tap. Masterpiece. Aromas of liquorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Taste has a sweet start, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black colour, with an off-white head. Pyobon (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2012
(bottle) Poured black with coffee coloured head. Aroma is intense and impressive with coffee, roastiness and smokey hints overlaid on the base of a stout. Full bodied, oily with lovely fine carbonation. The flavour is rich and intense - dark roast malt, molasses, coffee with a good long finish with with bitter notes both with hop and black coffee resemblance. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2010
Tap. Very dark brown pour, almost black, with a creamy tan head that lasts ages. Aroma is subtle, roasty and mildly sweet with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, smoke and coffee. Flavour is very similar to the aroma but stronger and with some hints of dark fruit; very roasty with lots of coffee and licorice. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a lingering roasty, bitter finish. A very good Impy overall, one of the best Australian examples of this style I have tried for a while. eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2011
wow a really delicious and surprisingly subtle beer. chocolatey and winey at once, sort of like marsala, plenty of nice leafy but not overly zingy hops supporting a long and dry finish - not a sweet impy at all, but not ridiculously bitter either, subtly phenolic and again marsala-like in aftertaste, with some pleasant toastiness from the wood. not usually a fan of oak aged beers but here it works well. perhaps just lacking in a really knockout aroma to score higher for me. Sethmerlin (6) - - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Nicely alcoholic on the nose, little bit of the Belgian esters coming through but alcohol dominant aroma. Palate thick and creamy, chocolate, a little anise, slight sharpness from the high ABV. Finishes a little quickly. Would be keen to compare to the oak aged version if I could find it. Enjoyable for sure!
StevieT (2016) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours very dark and thick, faint aroma of dark chocolate. Strong chocolate and coffee flavours, a drink to be sipped slowly. Love it Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Shaker:
Black body, creamy brown head.
Aroma is very interesting: yeast, flowers, marzipan, prunes, raisins, liquorice, coffee, some rubber.
Flavour is roasty, spice, chocolate, some coffee and other dark ingredients with a crispy yeast tone, very nice.
Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, fruity, marzipan, coal and some wood roast.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Mattburns (114) - USA - JUL 11, 2010
Classic. Another pearler from Murray’s. Big flavour. Loved the complexity. Chocolate, coffee, toasty, roasty, nutty. You name it. Dark fruits, toffy, caramel. Big on the alcohol, which is a shame as I would love to spend the whole night on this. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Black - offwhite edges. Burned, fruity, mentol, english licorice, oiley notes, dryness, high licorice, high malty, zulu, light tarmac. jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
A big dark beer, not as bitter as some stouts, due to the chocolate malt. A very enjoyable beer, on a dark night.
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