AppVin (2) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Superb use of the fruit in this one. Aroma of fresh ripe raspberry, chocolate and honey. The palate is flush with the raspberry but of the fresh kind, thats slightly bitter with notes of the fleshy seeds, roasted coco nibs, toffee with a great weight to it all from the honey. A higher than usual level of carbonation and a slight brisk acidity really keeps it refreshing. Really long finish like a great wine. Again really nice use of the fruit in this stout, one of the better examples of an Impy fruit stout. I will also say that this needs some time and would benefit from some aging but would be perfect with Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Grab one before they are all gone. kraddel (9336) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
pours black, small grey head . Smell is sweet, raspberries , dark malts . Smell is bitter , raspberries . roasted malts . Intense , very mixed . Nothing really has the upperhand . I love it ! jeffreylee (17) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Fine beer meets fine bourbon barrels. Wonderfully rich and complex with delicious notes of bourbon and honey bunches of oats. wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Strong cherry aroma and flavor. Just a little hint of honey and chocolate. Head does not last long but is beautiful. Full palate that leaves you craving chocolate. Jcro32 (23) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Absolutely black, not even a flicker of light makes its way through this beautiful stout. Dark tan head, almost like wet beach sand in color. Nose is woody with a roasty vanilla and a dark chocolate finish. Not much raspberry in there though. Taste is immaculate, bourbon, dark chocolate, honey, and raspberries. This one lives up to the story on the label which seems to be a rare occasion. Even at $13 a bomber it’s worth it. Very pleasantly surprised with this!
jhimstedt (5) - Wacotown, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
Fresh 2012 bottle. Super complex, layers and layers. If you don’t like fruit in your stout then pass on this one, raspberries take center stage and backed up perfectly by the roast and chocolate. The hops are pretty nonexistent but the tartness of the fruit balances well with the malts. Good mouthfeel, but not sticky sweet. I like ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 21, 2015
Jet black color with creamy brown head. Aroma has bourbon, raspberries and roasted malts, absolutely well integrated. Taste starts with a nice raspberry note, toffee, slight coffee bitterness and really well integrated bourbon notes. Body is medium-heavy and the ideal amount of carbonation for the style. Beautiful beer overall. Perfect combination of fruit and imperial stout.