MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Jet black pour thick tan well laced head. Light aroma grahm crackers chocolates roasty malts. palate is full thick and creamy. Flavor is chocolate pie, grahm crackers, vanilla beans, butters. Very good. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
GABF 2006: Deep black color with a nice tan head. Big roasted aroma with notes of black licorice. The flavor was sweet and roasty with some nice chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied with warmth in the chest. Alcohol is hidden well as far as the taste goes. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2010
Handbottle from my man Buckeyeboy!!! Pours thick like chocolate syrup, almost black with a small tan head..aroma is hersheys cocoa, slight metal, vanilla, heat, plenty of burnt charcoal bitterness...flavour follows pretty closely, very smooth in the mouth, bitter baking chocolate, vanilla, coffee and charcoal...some dk fruit maltiness hiding in there, dry dark malt and bitterness on the finish...definitely worth the trip, thanks Jeremy! 50belair (3701) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Big thanks to Christian for hooking me up with a flip top of this gem from the PNW. All kinds of flavors running around in here: burnt molasses, black liquorish, sweet smoke, dark roasted malts. WOW. Really impressive. Gotta make it out to WA and try this bad boy on tap.... Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
I’m savoring this brew as rating number 4,000.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2004
I have wanted to try this for years and years now and this has been made possible by the uber generous Boise crew. Big thanks BuckeyeBoy (thanks Jeremy!) and of course my Dr. ditmier, as well as inflatablehair and JohnGalt1. The Boise crew is amazing.
It pours deep mahogany with fudge like hues, deep ruby edges and a nice mocha head. The aroma is bold with burnt toffee, thick, deep and rich dark fruity esters, fudge brownie and black strap molasses. I love the toffee - molasses biased in the nose. The taste is similar with burnt toffee, nice and rich dark fruity esters like prunes and berries to go along with a bit of a honey sensation. Into midway and rolling into the finish it picks up yummy chocolate and fudge. Awesome brew.
Clear but dark brown verging on black with some red traces around the rim, nice light tan foam; Aroma of hay and chocolate covered cherries. Slightly tart but smooth and malty, with subdued roastiness and cofee flavors, predominantly rich and malty with just the right amount of dark malt acidity....very effin' good. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
How did I know Walking Man was going to make this beer rock? GABF 2004. Slightly astringint aroma, but not detracting believe it or not. Great head on this. Palate is soft, malty and quite nice. Taste of vanilla, oak, and coffee bean. Finish is bitter from the good hopping that is so needed in and IS. Walking Man rules! BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: Opaque with a firm creamy beige head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of roasted, smoked, and caramel malts; bourbon, woody and vanilla; prune and molasses; and a espresso shot for good measure. A big alcohol bite aggressive attacks the palate and open the way for the fruity and lush malt character of the beer to take hold. Touch of wood and vanilla lead to a final salty, smoky and earthy conclusion. The feel is sticky, lush and inviting till the alcohol punches you about the head repeatly, so I had three samples ’cause I am into pain. Outstanding Impy as it is big and bold. Perhaps still a bit too young and brash. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Aged 2 Years-Pours a jet black color, nice cherry brown head. Aroma is a pleasent mix of bourbon and chocolate, coffee notes. FLavor is awesome, huge cofee and bourbon prescense (Irish Coffee) coffee, bourbon, figs, puddle of molasses finish. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
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This is a huge over the top Imperial Stout. The dark black color with the strong coffee, toffee and malt aromas where excellent. Loved this beer. Like to have more like it and hope to get it often. The alcohol makes you rethink driving home. Great Imperial Stout!!!