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Anchorage Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (2013)

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Brownish-black color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of oak, brett and rye malt. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, vinous oak, anise and subtle brett. The finish is oaky with a malt and black licorice aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Batch 1 bottle shared by Carl (thanks!). From notes. Aroma has oldish beer + garbage. Caramel, alcohol. Sweet; slick; alcohol; finishes feeling dry, but still with lingering residual sweetness if that makes any sense. Full- body, slick oily texture. Overall: not my favorite anchorage by any stretch, but still plays into my proclivity for dark stongs. Lots of caramel sweetness. 7/4/7/4/15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a tan head. Sweet, roasty nose with notes of raisin, date, wood, and dried stone fruit. Surprisingly syrupy on the tongue. Lots of sweet, dark raisin notes with some tobacco, rye whisky, light licorice, and wood notes. Very complex stuff. Low carbonation and very full body. For some reason not what I was expecting from Anchorage, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Black with a small pale head. Aroma is raisins, chocolate, wood, dark fruits. Medium-full bodied, slight woody on the palate, dark fruity finish. Taste is dates, wood, raisins, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Bottle from Oregon, shared with prufrock and beastie. Dark pour, some head. I was really hoping for something out-of-the-box and interesting here, but it’s a regular imperial stout for all practical purposes. Too sweet. Little to no sourness. Licorice up there. Far from my favorite anchorage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2014
750ml bottle (Batch 1) in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light oak and whiskey and wine notes, chocolate and hints of coffee, dark fruits, light alcohol, and a good amount of sweetness. Flavor the same with a great balance of everything. Thick texture. A really good and unique imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"A bit of a beast. lots going on. Maybe too much, but it kinda works. Heavy, black beer clocking in at a 13% that shows. Interesting balance of rye barrels, funky oak barreling and what seems to be a big sweet world wide like stout. I couldn’t drink a ton of this, but enjoyed my portion."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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....

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