jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle: A very dark brown, near black pour with a creamy brown head. Great aroma of roast, espresso, light smoke, and molasses. Sweet, yet roasty, and inviting. The flavors parallel the aroma, sweet and roasty. Just the right amount of ash to go with the sweeter notes, espresso, and some bittersweet pieces. A little tin on the body, but overall I’m digging this. 9/4/8/3/16 = 4.0 rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Old rating. Black pour with tan head. Big char, chocolate, anise, some dark fruit. Long bitter finish. Just okay for imperial. nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This is a good stout. Enjoyable taste and great looking on tap. Enjoy my friends. jbruner (5006) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Cask with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs sampled at ACAT 2015. Pours a deep black with tan brown head. Aroma of mostly chocolate and vanilla, just a hint of roast. Taste follows with a bit better balance, alcohol well hidden, a little thin though. Decent. mansquito (6695) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Winter Beer Fest, Philadelphia: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate, not very much coffee, roasted malt. This is a rather light Imperial Stout. this is not anything all that impressive either. Mostly chocolate. It is lightly sweet. It ain’t very bitter. Meh.
superspak (5787) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, dark bread, light raisin, smoke, light char, herbal, light pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of deep roast/black malt and light-moderate hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, dark bread, light raisin, smoke, light char, herbal, light pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Fair amount of earthy hop/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, dark bread, molasses, smoke, light char, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of deep roast/black malt and light-moderate hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and moderately chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good complexity and balance of deep roast/black malts and light-moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. AWISLguy (3234) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from ck1, thx bro! Black pour with brown head. Aroma has chocolate, dark fruits, and later some anise. Taste is dark chocolate, black licorice and a bit of roast. Some caramelly malts. Medium to full body did with some alcohol. Finish is of bittersweet chocolate; slightly more bitter than sweet with some strength. Initially there was grape presence which was not attractive but down through the glass became very solid and representative 14.4. cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
Black with very little head. Roasty, chalky fusel notes on the aroma. Charcoal and a bit of chocolate with considerable bitterness and a definite alcohol note on the end. Creamy mouthfeel. jmccullough916 (7) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
12 oz bottle served in a tulip.
Aroma is sweet and chocolatey. I get a strange candy/fruit smell that I can't place. A little chalky.
Appearance is jet black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Very fine bubbles.
Taste has big roast with chocolate and a little coffee. Considerably sweet. Moderately bitter and a little heat on the end.
Mouthfeel is thick and silky. Decent carbonation. This is what I like in a stout.
Overall I thoroughly enjoy this beer. I wish the heat was a little more subdued, and I could use a little more roast/less sweetness. But those are minor things. I plan to buy more to age.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
Dark beer with only a small tan head. Big rich molasses and roast grain nose with nice blooming alcohol. Thick, oily mouth feel. Lots of molasses, dark caramel, buttered toast, Quite a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Very nice Impy Stout.