jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009glennmastrange (2855) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Aroma was at first strong mocha, but as it warmed turned to soy sauce and later on to ringwood funk. it hides the alcohol well though. Poured jet black with very small tan head. flavor was at first chocolate but later this turned into lots of soy sauce with an astringent and slight edge to it. Not enjoyable to finish. mouth feel was alright, full bodied with some drinkability from the low carbonation. Didn’t have the flavor notes I like in an Impy stout.
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2017 Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted, coffee, bitter chocolate and molasses for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough and leather for the yeast, with a hint of tar and charred wood in the background. Head is small, wispy, light brown, with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a soft carbonation and a drying finish. Nice Imperial Stout, a little out of balance in the flavor, but it?s deep, dark and rich overall. Beerdedone (3395) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head that left good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor was smooth and creamy with roasted malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit and subtle molasses. altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark brown, black body with medium, mocha head. Nose is malty, molasses and chocolate. Taste is coffee for sure, with malts and rich dark chocolate. Fizzy, but smooth texture. Warming in the finish. Good stuff. Nejhleader (1550) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Nice chocolate aroma. Has a nice creamy texture. Chocolate, toffee, coffee and roast malt flavors. Nice brew Maxbier (951) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark pour with dark brown head. Sweet roast aroma with notable alcohol and cocoa. Dark roasty malt flavors up front. Cocoa and coffee bitterness in the middle and followed by dark chocolate and creamy linger.
DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a thick, extremely dark brown with an ample, creamy, burnt meringue colored head. Very dark roast aromas. Cooked grease, olive, alcohol, chocolate, and some fruit. Thick on the palate. Chocolate, coffee, faint cherry, and wood are all noted in the flavors. Some sweetness, but roasted heartiness dominates. Finishes with green olive. brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2016
(Bottle) Black body with a small, diminishing tan head. Sweet, malty, dark roasted aroma with dried fruit and chocolate. Flavor has chocolate, dark dried fruit, and licorice. Medium body. Bitter finish. Jabah (474) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Every now and then you run into that IPS that you label as "Soy-sauce beer". This is one of those occasions. Aroma is soy sauce. Flavor leans towards the sweet side, but offset by some burnt sugar and other dark/bitter chocolate notes. Not the best balance though. Alcohol not hidden that well. Tastes decent, but based on the style it is below average. climberbob (457) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle into stout glass. Black w thick head. Strong bold aroma of roast malt w hints of molasses and coffee. Taste has espresso notes and bitter chocolate. Bitter and surprisingly dry given the alcohol. Pretty good.
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A very nice Russian imperial stout. Pours a beautiful thick black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and raisins, dark fruit. Taste is thick and creamy, with lots of dark fruit and raisin to start, and bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle.