Impy Imperial Stout - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
1.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
A: Midnight black with a small and foamy tan head. Head retention is OK, although is does eventually die down to nothing. Wisps of lace are left in the beer's wake.
S: A bit of coffee, a bit of charcoal and what's best described as a wall of barrel aged bourbon. The aroma of wood aged alcohol pretty much masks anything else that might try and sneak through. The overall smell is actually OK, if not great. It's quite different from anything I've had lately.
T: Sadly, I found this almost undrinkable. The initial taste is actually quite watery. Out of the gate is a mild coffee and charcoal flavor that doesn't stand a chance against what's coming next. After about a half second, a huge rush of unbridled alcohol hits the senses. Yes, it's woodsy. And yes, it does taste like half decent bourbon. But it's so overpowering that I almost couldn't take it. I have no idea what this beer's ABV is, but it must be mighty high. As the beer went down, I could feel an alcohol burn that permeated my entire system.
M: For its strength, this beer is very light. Maybe even a touch watery. The carbonation level is quite low.
D: I like my strong beers. But this was too much. I was at RB with friends and family, so I passed this one around to see if my feelings were off base. Only one of the people at our table actually liked it. I really do hate handing out poor beer reviews. But I just couldn't find much to like with this one.
Serving type: cask
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 3316 Cinema Point Dr, Colorado Springs
05-04-2009 15:22:26 | More by Rayek
Impy Imperial Stout from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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