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Anchorage Darkest Hour Belgian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed with Summit Hops, molasses, dark brown sugar and Italian black licorice. Aged in Rye Whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces. Triple fermented.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
750 mL bottle from the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Deep black pour, minimal light brown head. Nose and flavor are rich, complex, unique, and captivating; rye whiskey barrel is prevalent, with definite brown sugar and almond sweetness, a light hint of anise on the nose, and big roasty character. Brett is softer than I expected, but the attenuation is gorgeous. Distinctive and awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4566) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Deep brown pour with a small head. Spice rack, brown pumpernickel bread. Cocoa. Slight dried wood and buggy tang. Chocolate. Some lemon. Dark roasted malts. Medium body, active carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (298) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nose is anise, whiskey soaked cherry. Flavor is same plus moderate herbaceous bitterness up front, flashes of heat, dry cacao, mild acidity, chewy oak, mild butterscotch and toffee. Slick oily mouthfeel. Dope....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a creamy beige to brown head. The aroma is chocolate milk, sweet roasted malts, berries and vanilla. The flavor is cocoa, oak, vanilla, berries, sweet roast, light coffee and it ends up light tart and cocoa sweet. Smooth cocoa milk like palate. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by hopscotch at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Thanks Eric! Darkest brown to black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate and slight licorice. Malty and chocolatey flavor with whiskey and licorice before a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is a swirl of fudge, molasses and brownie brittle. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt, lightly acidic and a touch acrid. Finishes somewhat tangy, crisp and tongue-numbing. Thanks to newcigarz for providing the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1260) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
750ml crushed by myself. Pours a deep brown/black with a large tan head. Aromas of dark roast, liquorish, some tart funk detected. Taste is bitter, semi dry and lightly tart. Flavors of smokey ash, some whiskey, some wine, light tartness, heavy roast, light coffee. The brett is hidden in there, but you can find it if you really try...it just kisses the corners of your mouth after you finish your sip (or chug, in my case). Drying, vinious, dark fruit, not cloying at all. Kind of a heavy ash note which I really dig. Some cigars and asphalt. Fucken great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
05-JUN-2014, bottle @Morten, from Řlbutikken. Black with lasting Brown head. Aroma si Bourbon, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste the same but also soy, molasses. Huge sweetness, big body, soft carbonation. Touch of tartness. GREAT!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3216) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Medium sized light tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas vanilla woody raisins roast coffee spice dark chocolate caramel brettanomycs note very nice liquorice the flavours woody brett is perfect as I hoped nice touch so smooth good balance for the imperial pinot noir barrelling very well done crisp notes in the stout rye is present medium bitter a lovely sweetness fruit touches are dried rich notes caramel liquorice roast coffee rich malts caramel as well the finish wonderful brewing good barrelling notes crisp the oak and brett touches rich malts hop tastes a very good bitter finish vanilla taste excellent imperial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
An above average IS with a bold edge from rye and dark malt. Very drinkable. Dark as night. Above average mouthfeel.

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