troopie (2532) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tin. Poured used engine oil black with medium tan head Mild lacing. Moderate aroma of coffee, roast and nuts. Full flavour, malt, roast nuts, coffee, chocolate, Lasting malty finish, bit of alcohol burn keeps it from going higher. italianjohn (3335) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Black pour with ruby hue tan head smokey roasted malt aroma taste of smoked roasted malt molasses lots of chocolate and dark fruits little bitter in the finish this is a chillin sipping stout to enjoy if you like a smoked flavor this is it ................. heavy brew Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Solid black, thin brown head. Aroma- chocolate, peach, cherry, alcohol, biscuity roast malt. Taste- rich milk chocolate, hop and cocoa bitterness. Chewy body, soft carbonation, very easy to drink. Finish is moderately bitter. TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
12oz can poured into a tulip glass produced a dark brown frothy head and black body. Like motor oil with a head on it. Flavor and aroma of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Svesse (9135) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
(Can, Akkurat, Stockholm) Pitch black colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with espresso, ashes, tar and cocoa. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, black coffee, ashes and some tar. Generous cocoa bitterness in a long finish. Full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, fairly dry. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Well, it’s bold, full bodied, hoppy, strong and ... it’s canned! But in some way it’s very well balanced and quite easy to drink. Very tasty and quite brilliant!
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a jet black color out of the can with a bold, creamy brown head. Aroma is of coffee, oatmeal, chocolate and molasses. Taste features a prominent oatmeal taste, with bitterness coming from the coffee and some hops. With a little bit of sweetness coming from the chocolate and molasses. Rich, hearty, mouthfeel. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12 oz can. Pours black with a dense, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and burnt sugar. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and a very light alcohol taste. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick, creamy mouth feel similar to chocolate milk. Best beer I’ve ever had out of a can, a very solid Imp Stout with great aroma and flavor, I really like the mouth feel in this one. Sledutah (8081) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Taster at the SLC tasting 2009 phaleslu (10992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Appearance: Poured a thick black with a very nice dark tan head and lacing in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Taste: Wow.... This is a very smooth beer that has alot of complexity. Sweet malts with chocolate and coffee flavors. Finishes slightly bitter.
This would be a great beer on those cold winter nights
12 oz. can from South Bay Drugs. Pours opaque black with a small brown head that heaves a nice film on the top the entire time. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, roasted malts, coffee, hops, smoked meats, and berries. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, bitter hops, dark fruit, and alcohol. This has a lot of nice flavors but doesn’t do much to mask the booze. Full bodied, slick, and oily. Rich, bitter, and roasty- and fortunately not too roasty or smoky. Nice beer. chemicalcraig (7) - Eugene/Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
Pours thick black viscous oily. No head. Opaque, dark black. Aroma: Roasted, Sweet coffee and cream, licorice.
Flavor: Roasted coffee, slight smoke, light ash, moderately low bitterness, dark caramel, scotch, low alcohol, medium dry.
Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel, oily.
Overall: Great Imp. Stout. Sweet and roasty, almost burnt impression with low alcohol and moderate bitterness. Great balance.