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Anchorage Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (2013)

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, 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 (4134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
05-JUN-2014, bottle @Morten, from Ølbutikken. 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 (3909) - 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 (11069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are red wine, dried fruit, chocolate, oakand liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée et de chocolat avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5573)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of Japanese soy sauce, roasted malts. Flavour anise, liquorice, Engelse drop, roasted malts, vanilla and cocos. Finish anis, liquorice, coconut.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Shared by ThirstyBird. Thanks for sharing, Rian!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (941) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black with a lighter head. Nutty sweet smells. Sweet caramel nuttyness. Liquor bourbon bite comes through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 Bottle. For some reason I really expected this one to be tart, but in the end, I was happy. Pours opaque black with a medium dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves good lacing. Aroma is roasty malt, cocoa, oak, vanilla, red wine, just a touch of Brett funk. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, very oaky and vinous, a bit of anise in there. Very very light whiff of Brett - barely noticeable and certainly not on par with the characterisic Bretty flavor of Anchorage beers. Full body, creamy, perhaps a bit chalky when cold. A bit hot from the 13% ABV, and just a touch of rye spiciness lingering to the finish. This is good shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ Theis. Pours near black with no head. Aroma is oak, cocoa, dark chocolate, wine, brett, dark fruit, roasted malt, licorice, rye and red wine. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet with oak. Very good stuff.

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