IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

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IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby parafireboy » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:30 pm

Greetings everyone. Today I took an IMP to the fire station for an easy dinner. This was the first time I've had this entree. This is a 2013 menu # 9, which is "Smoked Meat With Demi-Glace Sauce".

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IMP Package


I laid everything out to inventory. I was very pleased with the contents.

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Contents Laid Out


I heated via BIB method. The mashed potatoes required boiling / hot water to reconstitute.

Here it is plated and ready to eat.

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Ready to Eat


The entree was amazing. There was a good portion of meat, well marbled, with a well-seasoned demi-glace sauce. The meat had a good smokiness to it, but not over-the-top. It was tender and the spoon was perfectly adequate for easily cutting the larger pieces. I would give the entree a 10/10.

The mashed potatoes were a great pairing with the entree. They had a nice, buttery flavor to them, but didn't taste artificial. The portion size was good. It is hard to mix up in the pouch, but next time I'll try mixing it in my mess kit or a bowl. Some of the better powdered mashed potatoes I've had. I'd give them a 9/10.

The apple slices were good. I kind of expected them to be similar to the US apple pieces in spiced sauce, but they were different. They appeared to be seasoned, but just very slightly, with plenty of the apple's natural flavor coming through. I'd give it a 8/10 for a ration side dish.

The peach beverage powder was very good. Light, with no noticeable aftertaste. I'm really liking the Dr. Oetker beverages in the IMPs. I like that they give you two pouches as well, even for one meal.

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Beverage


The candy had been exposed to some high temps at some point and was melted in a glob, but was still good. :)

The bread was soft and easy to split into two pieces. I had it with the raspberry jam, which was very good. I have to give IMP bread 9/10, especially compared to the US wheat snack bread.

I found this ration to be very enjoyable, and would be very pleased to draw it in the field. The components complemented each other well, and seemed to be well thought out. Overall, I'd give this ration a 9.5/10. :D

Thanks for reading!

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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby shawker71 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:19 am

I have been wondering what that menu looked like. Great review, I will have to find it and try it myself.
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby parafireboy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:09 am

shawker71 wrote:I have been wondering what that menu looked like. Great review, I will have to find it and try it myself.


Thanks! I would certainly have it again. I'd take it over the brisket MRE any day.

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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby housil » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:13 am

parafireboy wrote:Greetings everyone. Today I took an IMP to the fire station for an easy dinner.


I also had dinner at the station, but I bought it from the Italian restaurant next to it :wink:

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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby BTemple » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:36 am

Great review!
I'm glad you enjoyed this one, because when I had it a couple months ago I was not a fan at all. That could be because mine was not stored well and was going bad... who knows. But the entree had a horrible aftertaste and the potatoes were bland as hell.
Good to know that the whole meal had the potential to be great. Haha
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby BlackDogBob » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:30 am

Awesome! Thanks for the review brother.
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby Delicious » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:30 am

It looks like homemade.. yummy! And eating smoked goods at the fire station is very compatible ;)
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby DangerousDave » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:48 pm

My last girlfriend decided she preferred 'smoked meat', thus, we broke up. LOL Nice review, thanks. :|
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby DangerousDave » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:50 pm

She couldn't take the 'Pain' of white meat. LOL. Canadian joke.
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Re: IMP 13 - Menu 9 - Smoked Meat

Postby alohakid » Sat May 27, 2017 5:25 am

parafireboy - Thanks for the yummy review... must check into getting this ration... now, for the million dollar question: Where can I get one those MRE Info ball caps????... no doubt chicks are all over you when wearing it. :mrgreen:

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