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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

Also labeled under the "Alaska’s Most Wanted" series.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1035) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
660 ml bottle - shared with kraddel and dennoma, courtesy of spdyfire80something - Thanks Bryan C. Turner!. Pours dark brown to black with a nice deep purple hue. Steady head, creamy foam. Incredible lacing.. Intense liquorice aroma, slight molasse, but lots of chocolate and cacao. Nice stout! Alcohol and bourbon hidden fairly well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rxeight (1292) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber. This one was kind of a disappointment. All barrel. Touch of maple aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with thin fading head...Nose is maple, dry, barrel, oak, bourbon...Taste is roast, dry, oak, maple, bourbon..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small foamy dark brown head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was coconut, slick oily malts, anise, bourbon, brown sugar and marzipan. The flavor was port wine, bourbon, coconut, anise, chocolate syrup, vague fruity hops, bread dough and marzipan. Very long finish. Very full, thick and smooth body. Outstanding!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Black black black body, espresso colored skiff of foam. Aroma is sorghum molasses, soy, prune, licorice, bourbon, ginger cookies. Taste is bourbon, molasses, raisin, crack seed plum, ginger, big vanilla and bitter black malt ending. Palate is thick and chewy, subdued carbonation. Six months in the cellar have done good things for this beer. I wish I had another to leave for a year. Molasses still dominates, but soy is more subdued, fruity flavors coming out.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle pours thick black with big tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate roast, maple, oak, and bourbon. Taste is very right bitter roast and sweet oak and booze. extremely nice BA stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3302) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
From trade with jbuddle, sampled from the 0.65l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. Oh, it’s REALLY deep dark and near jet black in the glass this one! It has a nice medium sized deep dark brown head on top. A lovely nose with lots of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a strong warming sweetness. Superb. A bit dry on the flavor initially, as I expected lots of sweetness. I get traces if both cardboard (in a strange good way), lots of chocolate, deep vanilla and lots and lots of wood! Dry cocoa and salty licorice lingering in the finish. It’s soft and prickling on the bubbles and thick, viscous and chewy in the mouth. An amazing beer. 15.06.2013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (924) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. The pour is black with a beauty of a thin lacing head. The aroma is bourbon and molasses. The taste is light on the bourbon, and big on the toffee. Big and thick, nice drinking big stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
22 oz bottle. Thanks Tim! The pour is jet black with a medium khaki head, small, and fades to a ring of stagnant color. The aroma is a little bourbony dominance to the nose, but the licorice and smooth molasses work incredibly well with a light roast. The flavor is much better. There is a light heat, but the licorice is beautiful and the molasses works well with a light vanilla presence on the back end. The mouth feel is definitely creamy with a great carbonation and a lingering roasty beautiful aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Thanks GT2! Insane imperial stout. Dark pour, brown head, smells roasted, licorice, coffee, taste is super dark and rich, chocolate, fruit, red wine, amazing.


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