JorgeLee (2260) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017 Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. waxed bomber served in a Deschutes snifter. Batch #41
A: Pours an opaque black color with a two finger tan head forming on the pour. It has great retention throughout the whole glass. It recedes very slowly down to heft cap that leaves sticky and soapy lace down the glass.
S: Dark chocolate, some sweet booze and fruity yeast with a nice roasted malt presence as well. Another layer of coffee bean is present giving it another layer.
T: Sweet boozy notes with a touch of fruity yeast and some milk chocolate. Great roasted coffee bean with a light toffee malt presence.
M: Medium + bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium to low carb really gives it that nice stout feel with a touch of dryness on the finish.
O: The booze sweet in nature with some slightly fruity yeast, but there is enough complimentary roasted flavors along with an unsweetened chocolate to balance it out. I’d love to see this with a year or two on it and I’m glad I’ve got some for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-18-2012
Clearing a backlog, bottle from Chicago (Binnys). Jet black, looks oily. Solid thick imperial stout, lots of the requisite cocoa and chocolate flavours, roast, hint of something a little fruity, decent pine hop bitterness. Good. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Bue à la pression. Couleur noir pétrole. Nez bien marqué, café et alcool. Palais sur le grain grillé, le café puissant. Grosse corpulence. Longueur en bouche. Arômes complexe, malt, caramel, café, grillé. Habanero (4880) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2016
Bottled at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on November 12, 2016. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Black color, brown head. Malty, sweet, roasted scent and taste. Medium full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Bottle:   Pours black, small frothy beige head, little lacing.   One roasty nose, subtle hop oils.   Smooth on the tongue, rich, roasty, with moderate hoppiness.   One word comes to mind, solid.   Simple Imperial Stout, but solid.   Could stand to be a bit thicker, but as is its fine.   Finishes roasty, a little acrid with some very minor tart dark pitted fruit notes.   Clean too.   Very nice example.   Notes of chocolate as it warms too!   Thanks Kevin!
DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Hazy dark brownish black pour with tan head. Nose was malty, with notes of cacao and coffee. Tasted dark malty, with cacao, a toasty walnutty flavor, and some molasses. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown black. Aroma of slight coffee slight tang. Taste is slightly tangy. Pretty decent. djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with medium creamy tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roasted malt and chocolate. Thick mouth, chewy, nice roast, dark chocolate, light bitterness, boozy finish, very good. bigda83 (879) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Batch 635/636. Poured a dark brown, some haze look to it, bubbly tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, chocolate, black licorice, and clove hints. Flavor followed the nose and blended nice. Maybe a tad sweet, but overall very nice. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, and some slight booze on the finish. Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, anise, & some dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, licorice, hops, and dark chocolate; Warm finish; On the sweet side but good.