23rd Street KnockOut Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, - AUG 26, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 Roast aroma. Tan head. Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
PierAuto (5) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
Midnight black colour, medium light brown/ beige head, coffee/ chocolate flavour and a nice whisky sort of tast at the end. Overall a great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at brewery. 2008 vintage. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and subtle cherry aroma with hints of raisin and dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
On tap at 23rd Street in Lawrence, KS. Pours a black body with a light brown cascade at the top of the glass thanks to the nitrogen pour that yields a finger-width, extremely creamy, brown head that never completely dissipates and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is a thinner, but decent blend of roasts and dark chocolates. A faint wood comes in as this warms, but the nitro really takes away from this beer’s potential. Flavor is more pronounced. Lots of rich, dark chocolate, a nice roast flavor, and some slightly resiny citrus with a moderate bitterness. A light, pruney dark fruit and woody hop as well. Finishes dry and rich after a creamy, smooth body. Overall, a tasty impy with a solid rich chocolate, roast, and bitterness. I’m agreeing with what others have said in that the nitrogen seems to take a lot away from this. Yes, it makes the beer look spectacular and gives it a smooth, easy body...but it covers up a lot of the aromas and flavors that would make this much more enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ksbeerkid (28) - Emporia, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On Tap at Old Chicago, Very thin tan head, had very strong roasted aroma and taste very smooth and not much sting for the ABV, pleasantly suprising from 23rd St.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bitter and bland and a perfect example of a stout that does not need nitro conditioning. It would have been a bit more complex without it. A bit more hoppy on the nose than I was expecting, lots of citrus, consumed by bitter dark chocolate and a hint of roasty coffee. Could have been a lot better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3091) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Draft at the brewery. 90 IBU. Pours a thin long lasting mocha head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 25) body.....nose of heavy roasted malts, with heavy coffee, chocolate....taste is coffee, chocolate, fig, cherry....mouth feel is thick chewy. A nice Imperial, but it is not as complex as many.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Sampled via growler during Dark Lord Day 09. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to no head (possibly nitro pour?) Aroma of toasted dark malt a hint of citrus zest, vanilla, and light chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, some coffee, citrus zest and a hint of chocolate/vanilla. Finish is smooth, semi-dry, some toasted dark malt and chocolate aftertaste with very little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Imperial Stout
Date: February 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lot of drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma, hint of dark fruit
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of sweet dark fruits, hint of stylistic tartness, bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Nitro at the brewpub served in a snifter. Why did they put this on nitro, a major waste. I mean it did pour beautifully, with that nitro head and a thick black body. Sure the mouthfeel was nice, a thick beer with some nitro to offset it does feel good on the cheeks. But it really covered up flavor and aroma. I could pick out prune, tobacco and thick dark bittered chocolate aspects of a good Impy Stout. But it was all concealed behind the nitro, so it is definitely worth a try but I wish I could try it without the nitro.

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