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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2107) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2014
66cl bottle from Cimmeria, Oviedo. 26-11-2014.
BBD: bottled sometime within 2014, all i see.
In short: creamy IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Roasty, sweet, liquorice, burnt caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is smooth, roasty, coffee, creamy, some vanilla, sweet. Ends a bit dry. Quite pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (644) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 26, 2014
Pitch black with a frothy dark brown toasted lasting head with good lacings. Aromas of roasted malts, liquorice, wood, dark chocolate and coffee notes arise with some winey, caramelised dark fruit hints developping. A brief fizz offers a surprising medium bodied beer considering the aroma complexity and alcohol content. Flavours of roasted malts, toast, liquorice, coffee and chocolate with its sweet-acidity/astringency develops building some roast bitterness on the vack of the palate. The finish is pleasantly astringent reminiscent of coffee or strong dark chocolate lasting for a long time, complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duganc (15) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber bottle. Classic IS. Inky pour, roasted malty sweetnes with no noticeable alcohol or astringency. Good benchmark for comparison to other well known ISs. Long pleasing finish. Nice on this 23 deg night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (373) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
65cl bottle shared. Pours black with a thick fluffy foamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, coffee, liquor, light dark fruits. Taste is similar, lots of roastiness, ground coffee, licorice. Thick oily mouthfeelm full body, light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Black appearance with a big, brown head and lingering lacing, eventually dissipating. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, light caramel/toffee, brown sugar, candy sugar, light spices and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, roasted, spicy, earthy, and malty notes. Mild to medium sweetness and mild bitterness, the alcohol is hidden well. Pretty full body with a smooth, creamy feel and ample carbonation. Pretty solid imperial stout, I was expecting something better, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1165) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Black. Persistent brown head. Aroma of dark berries, dark chocolate and pine. Similar taste, with long, bitter aftertaste with liquorice and pine shoots.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bomber. Clear dark reddish brown with a thick, foamy, tan head moderate laces and lasts in a small ring. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, light vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, light brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish. Lingering roastiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
Large tan head dark pour soft medium carbonation aromas roast coffee fruit dried and dark notes brown sugar spice hints rich chocolate the flavours liquorice medium bitter roast coffee cocoa rich sugary note dried fruit lots of sweetness but good balance a decent bitter caramel goodness great on palate a sippers delight the finish crisp imperial rich has good balance and body best notes lasting bitter fruits good mix malt sweetness a plus top imperial on palate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (267) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a dark brown thick head. Aromas of coffee roast, molasses, dates, raisins, some light chocolate. Taste is pretty sweet up front, lots of light chocolate, dates, raisins, dark sweet fruits. Dark bitter chocolate and coffee roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2662) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of milk, lactose, light caramel, molasses and kandi sugar going on, some Belgian spices or something. Flavor is very sweet, very malty and has a lot of sugar and licorice going on here. Quite ok, misses some balance but still a nice impy stout.


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