Ferris (17985) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with no head. Inky and oily dark chocolate syrup. Nice and rich. Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Opaque pitch black color, small brown to dark brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, heavy chocolate and chocolate roast. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, warming alcohol, heavy chocolate, chocolate bitter. Full body, oily texture, firm carbonation. Scopey (16818) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask as "infamous imperial chocolate stout" at GBBF2014. It pours opaque black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, oily, roasted malt, coffee, espresso and salted caramel. The taste is rich, hard roast, spicy, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol heat, oily, salt liquorice, earthy, with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, slick and oily. Rather nice. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is pitch black with a thin layer of mocha colored head that sticks around for a surprisingly long time.
S: A really rich and sweet nose on this beer. Lots of burnt sugar, licorice, and dark fruits to begin with. The roasted malt character is intense (as is the coffee) and there’s a bit of a dark chocolate thing going on as well.
T: The roast and coffee start things off with a big bitter kick. That dies away quite abruptly and the sweetness really comes through. Lots of licorice, burnt sugar, molasses, and alcohol.
M: The body is on the full side with a medium but smooth carbonation.
D: Somehow I kept missing this beer, but I finally got to try it. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it would have been to put away of large amount of this. Ratman197 (15894) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors ofdark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and coffee with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (14531) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours opaque with an average, frothy, dark brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, toffee, roasted grain), light hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke, raisins, and prune. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and spicy-dry finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. Dogbrick (14461) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours black with a thick brown head that recedes slowly. Large patches of lacing on the glass. Big chocolatey aroma with vanilla and coffee notes. Rather full body with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and caramel malt. The finish is reminiscent of an iced mocha. Pretty good all around. Desverger (14414) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
[email protected]bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2014, London (13/08/2014) - black coloured pour with a good tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some chocolate, coffee, boozy warming finish. Very good.
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 (Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) with tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, hops (earthy), and toasted grains with a creamy, smooth finish. Nice Impy! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Ummmmm--fuck yeah. Black pour, brown head. Chocolate, fudge, raisins, port wine, molasses. Flavor is molasses heavy, rich bitter cocoa...holy shit!!!