rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Draught, free sample at New Beer Distributors, NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, licorice, viol, cocoa powder, some figs. Chocolate flavor, spicy, some chilli, pepper, salt, cocoa, tar, peat notes, rather roasted, plums and figs, licorice, dark bread. Spicy roasted finish, peat, hay, chocolate and tar. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 29, 2012
22oz bottle for $4.95, great deal. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, pine resin, coffee and some faint oak. Flavor is bitter roast and hops with dark chocolate, coffee and a light alcohol warming. Full body with average carbonation and a dry, roasty finish. This is a really nice beer, lots of bitterness balanced out by the malt and alcohol. This is a steal for the price. kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Roasted and coffee aromas eminate from this black brew. Brown head lies clinging to the edges. Big burnt flavors but not dry as expected. Excellent body with a clean finish. Nice. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle:   Nearly pitch black, large pillowy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Cocoa nose, roasty, a little graham cracker and hops.   Not getting the bourbon or oak on the nose.   Soft sweet milk stout like start, roasty but not heavy, soft bitterness, apple skin, a little molasses and sour dark pitted fruit.   A touch chalky.   Not a heavy stout, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a chocolate malt profile, graham cracker, with a touch of sour dark pitted fruit.   Despite all the special attention to this beer, it seems fairly mediocre.   As it warms the chocolate/cocoa comes out even more.   Finish becomes more cocoa oriented.   Low hop, decent malt base, like an Imperial Milk Stout or something.   Decent, but nothing out of the ordinary. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft at Taps. Pours opaque black, thin to moderate pale tan head, lovely lacing. Nose is fine cigars, ash, creosote, licorice, black chocolate,espresso, ink, graphite. Flavours of Bakers chocolate, spice, chicory. Very tight, solid, Impy Stout. Would love to try a bottle at a couple of years old, as I feel this could open up into something rally phenomenal. Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain a bottle. I am the Sad Moo...
burg326 (5604) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured dark brown, aromas of chocolate, caramel, light vanilla, and subtle bourbon. Flavors are the same, nice oak flavor, not much booziness as the aroma suggests. Nice beer overall. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. June 2. Pours black with a small semi-lasting frothy light-brown head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity and chocolatey along with roasted malt and some coffee. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and some alcohol. Dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, a solid Impy Stout. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
On tap. Pours a close to pitch black with a small tan chocolate head settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The arma is lots of molasses and licorice, a decent amount of roast, quite a bit of alcohol, and some brown sugar. It smells sweet and boozy, certainly not good. The taste is very sweet with molasses and licorice. The is a light vanilla note and some brown sugar as well as a bit of roastiness. The finish is slightly roasty with a bit of bitterness and a lot of booze. It is also chalky with quite a bit of astringency. Leaves a bit of a lingering vanilla taste. Fully bodied, but Syrupy. Low carbonation. This was easily one of the worst beers that I have had. It is way too sweet and also extremely boozy. It is also chalky and astringent. I could not drink this.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Sampled in a bomber. Really quality malts and nicely roasted flavor. Well balanced gordonronco (1) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012 does not count
Bitter, like espresso beans, nice caramel taste though. Tastes like more than 9.5%. Might be good for a slow cooking