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4.3
1 hour ago

“Perfect balance of fruit and floral on the nose with a hint of honey. Top notch beer.” -- by rjat
See all 2571 reviews
avg score: 4.21

4.0
1 hour ago

“Poured from can to glass. Opaque black hue with brown head that lingered. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel, slight smoke, umami, cola. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium full body and great carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a sharpness following and a sweet roasted ethanol finish. Overall this is a great imperial sweet stout. Plus, I love that its in a can for hiking. "Pack it in, pack it out."” -- by Salmoniform
See all 2001 reviews
avg score: 4.1

4.4
2 hours ago

“Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head- extremely dark. Aroma is roasty, sweet, nutty, caramel, the aroma is absolutely amazing!! Has a very roasty, nuts, coffee, cereal, vanilla, this beer is amazing! Super good!” -- by Danyel
See all 660 reviews
avg score: 4.06

4.7
2 hours ago

“Bottle from City Beer. Pours light amber. A little bit of white head. Pine, hop, citrus and grapefruit nose. Medium bitterness. Medium to thick body. Medium to high carbonation. Hop, grass, peach, resin, pine, some grapefruit, citrus. Very good!” -- by ABS
See all 1822 reviews
avg score: 4.09

4.6
2 hours ago

“4 year old bottle, marked 01.07.15. Plums, dark fruit and raisins. Complexity is out of control. Time has smoothed out any rough edges. One of the best beers you will ever have. Damn monks are solid.” -- by slimspady
See all 3630 reviews
avg score: 4.15

4.6
2 hours ago

“2010 bottle from PaulUnwin, thanks
Pours dark brown with a medium sized dark brown head and some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, sweet malts, woody and leather. Flavors are thick and silky chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, molasses and oak
Wow, this is great. I could sip on this all night. No alcohols at all, easy drinking but I’m trying to make it last.” -- by Sledutah
See all 352 reviews
avg score: 4.18

4.1
2 hours ago

“Big aroma of coffee grounds. Body is medium full and alc is hardly noticeable. Coffee Is pronounced as is hop bitterness. Sweetness is quite low in this brew, but it is just enough malt backbone to balance the hops. Basically a easy drinking dark ale that doesn’t explode with alc. Coffee is the main theme, and it’s not as chewy, dry and acrid, or burnt as an Imperial stout.” -- by Davhgbrew
See all 953 reviews
avg score: 4.05

0.6
2 hours ago

“Served: 22 oz bottle Vintage: 2013 Blue Wax Cap Look: Smell: Taste: Feel: Overall: First drank:” -- by FestDecBeet
See all 1120 reviews
avg score: 4.07

4.2
3 hours ago

“Rated on 8-12-2011 ( 2008 Bottle) This beer pours a small tan head with a long retention, opaque brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, barley, hops, sweet, dark fruits, suggestion of spice, and alcohol. The taste is port wine, dark fruits, little vanilla, sugar, licorice, hops, barley, chocolate, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is mildly tingly and this beer is medium-full bodied. Wow what a beer! It is a sipping beer for sure. This beer has a lot going on with all the different aromas and flavors and I probably missed some of them at that. It is a very complex, good tasting, and worth trying. This is a beer I would drink again as I enjoy very high ABV beers.” -- by hotstuff
See all 2074 reviews
avg score: 4.09

4.3
3 hours ago

“Bomber into a glass. Black, dark. dank, hoppy. Pleasant, thick bodied, full stature. solid. Smooth drinking imperial, but abv bounces up in a bit. Not harsh on the pallate Great. ” -- by PhatB420
See all 2780 reviews
avg score: 4.19

4.5
3 hours ago

“Served: 12 oz bottle Look: pours a golden honey color. Slight haze to it Smell; smell of hops. Strong citrus aromas Taste: strong taste of alcohol, lemons, grapefruits. Feel: light feel. heavy carbonation. Overall: good flavor, nice even beer. Good for summer evenings. First drank: home Decatur March 2014” -- by FestDecBeet
See all 960 reviews
avg score: 4.14

3.9
4 hours ago

“2006 bottle, purchased at the brewery a long time ago when I had the time and money to chase down highly hyped special releases. I have to say, as I work my way through a collection of barrel aged beers, that, generally speaking, I don’t think bourbon barrel aging is a good idea. Still, this beer handles it much better than most. Nice amber-brown color with almost no head - do brewers deliberately bottle their barrel aged beers to be flat, or are they just not able to nail the bottle conditioning? The aroma is overwhelmed by bourbon, but some nice caramel malts do make it through. The taste is more interesting than the smell, with a touch of acidity, some pleasant fruitiness/winey flavor and a restrained sweetness, not much hop flavor but enough bitterness to give it some grip. It’s smooth and not overly heavy, with a full texture, but, and maybe I’m missing the point of a high-gravity, barrel aged barley wine, I would like some bubbles. Alcohol is not prominent at all for a beer this big, and the bourbon does not overpower the taste the way it did the aroma. It’s a warm, satisfying, well balanced beer, but personally, I prefer the beer without the barrel aging.” -- by IEBAILI
See all 576 reviews
avg score: 4.12

4.6
4 hours ago

“Malty, fig/plum nose. Hazy copper with perfect persistent head and Belgian lacing. Malty but not cloyingly sweet. Rich toffee, malt and dark fruit flavors completely mask any alcohol heat. Yeast flavors subtle but in perfect compliment. Low but perfect carbonation and just enough hop bitterness for a perfect balance. On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by 82Hokie
See all 3630 reviews
avg score: 4.15

3.2
4 hours ago

“Kat whizzy aroma. Misty light gold. Tastes a lot smoother than it smells. Not all that bitter v. the aroma. Lightly sweet. Lightish body. Thanks to some masked Ratebeerian downstairs at Proof.” -- by Aurelius
See all 195 reviews
avg score: 4.07

3.9
4 hours ago

“Opaque coffee color. Viscous pour. Sensuous nose - vanilla, whiskey roast, sweet. Whiskey and chocolate, sweet like a Jack Daniels mudslide. Warming. Mouthy, quality oily body. Not hugely bitter. A bit tarry at the end. Sweet roast finish. Reminds me of some familiar chocolate/toffee/caramel candy from childhood. Tap, Proof.” -- by Aurelius
See all 1716 reviews
avg score: 4.28

4.6
5 hours ago

“Aroma frutado com notas de cravo. Aparęncia marrom caramelado. Sabor com algo de banana e especiarias. No paladar, um leve amargor. No geral, uma bela trapista, muito parecida com quadrupel. Deliciosa.” -- by fabioanselmo
See all 3630 reviews
avg score: 4.15

4.7
5 hours ago

“Pours black as black can be with a dark leather tan head. Warm dark roasted malts hit the nose like black German bread and bold roasted coffee. Flavor matches the nose but richer and fuller. Definite alcohol presence but not overbearing. Truly delicious.” -- by SetauketBrewer
See all 2001 reviews
avg score: 4.1

3.2
5 hours ago

“Bottle share before the luminous release. Lots of Apple juice, slightly sweet. Medium body with plenty of carbonation.” -- by UDBeernut
See all 408 reviews
avg score: 4.07

4.4
5 hours ago

“750 ml growler thx Heather and Frank A: grapefruit, piny, apricot marmalade, pineapple app: hazy pale white head some lacing t/p: body is thin to medium with long bitter finish. O: insane. Has a homebrewer I’m struck by the ingenuity behind the conception of this recipe.” -- by punkska101
See all 254 reviews
avg score: 4.19

3.9
5 hours ago

“sample at Classic City Beer Fest. Thick dark brown pour with mocha head. Dark cocoa and thick coffee, with some dark fruits, nutty. Thick velvet mouth. Lovely and bold.” -- by Westmeister
See all 507 reviews
avg score: 4.09





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