50belair (3643) - 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 (8614) - 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 (6557) - 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 (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
[Tap – Fathers Day Brewery Tour 06]
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!!!
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
On tap, and from a growler into an English Pint. Pours a completely thick and dark blackish tan with very little head, but what is there is tannish as well. Aroma is heavy towards the roasted malt and coffee notes while being carmalized as well. It’s actually somewhat medium bodied, but the flavor is very heavy in coffee, chocolate, roastiness, and molasses. I pick up a hint of sweetness (cherries I think) towards the finish before the alcohol kicks in surrounded by coffee. I fall in love with everything from Walking Man that touches my tongue. I will definitely drink this one anytime I have the chance to! 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. The beer has a CRAZY mousse looking head that could be eaten with a spoon. Black body. The aroma is sweet chocolate silk pie and graham crackers. Mocha. The flavor is rich chocolate silk pie. Creamy. Sorta one-dimensional. Rich and extremely full mouthfeel. Too one-dimensional, but still was quite good. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
On tap at the Dog and Pony in Renton. Pours and opaque black with a brown head. Coffee and vanilla aroma. Full creamy body with light carbonation. Is there something more than full body? Sweet, almost syrupy taste with chocolate, vanilla, nuts, dark fruit and roasty malt. Pretty clean finish, given all that’s going on in the taste.