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Anchorage Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (2013)

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RATINGS: 190   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.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2631) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Tasted on 1/21/14 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Pours completely opaque black with a thin, slow-forming brown head that slowly recedes to a very thin collar of lace. The nose is molasses, anise, vanilla, brown sugar, and it is lightly funky and vinous. The flavor is fairly sweet with a whole lot of coconut and vanilla backed up by the molasses, brown sugar, and some nicely bitter roasted coffee. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long roasted coffee, brown sugar, coconut, and lightly funky vinous finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Blast from the past while suppressing my anger .. Sour roast .. Super deep, makes me contemplate fighting midgets .. Like really fucking them up .. . Good beer, hits all sour and dark notes, evil people drink this out of skulls Iím guessing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Chocolaty, malty, light berries, warming alcohol, light vanilla. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a dark head and aroma of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is strong, of chocolate, whiskey and alcohol up front with liquorice and vanilla into the warming finish. Delicious brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1985) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
With Z, pours a rich dark black pour. Nose is malt, chocolate and whiskey . Taste is heavy black licorice, whiskey, malt and thick dark molasses . Finishes on long whiskey notes with a moderately long finish . Power stout ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10004) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malts, rye, vanilla, wood. Thin mouth, strong rye, nice roast, dark fruit, very sweet, boozy finish, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3990) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with bubbly ring of tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and whiskey with a hint of funky acidity underneath. Taste follows, an interesting blend of the barrel aged stout and the sour. More mild on the sour than something like tart of darkness, and more less whiskey barrel than its later cousin. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Batch 1 marts/2013 Pours black with a fast fading light brown head, lively bubbles, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast, light brett, caramel, oak, wine barrels, dark fruits, rye, sweet licorice. Flavor is sweet, malty, brett, oak, wine barrels, red wine grapes, caramel, dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, light whiskey notes, some alcohol. Medium body, average to lively ccarbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. Allthough there is alcohol is well integrated. Lovely sipper. 020116

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
750ml bottle. Black with short brown head. Smooth and silky wine-forward aroma. Taste is just exceptionally smooth and fruity. The drinkability of this one is phenomenal. If I have one minor criticism is that the rye whiskey barrel isnít as prominent. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with some brown bubbles that turn into a thin brown lacing and than disappears. Aroma is a beautiful mix of whiskey, vinous notes, yeast, minerals, liquorice, roast, light soy and light brett with fruit tints. Flavour is a beautiful mix vinous notes, brett, roast, wood, some liquorice, light whiskey, good bitter, light dry, light chocolate, light spice abd fudgy tints. Delicious stuff! Aftertaste is bitter, whiskey, roast, light toffee and liquorice and some vinous note with a yeasty sprinke. Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, full bodied. Delicious beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Finally decided to open this. Thanks Tim! Bottle, skiff of bubbly foam left a ring behind. Aroma bourbon, molasses, cookies, dried cherries, chocolate, dust. Taste is molasses, cookies, vanilla, cherries, brown sugar, anise, oak. Palate is very thick and rich, little carbonation left at this point. Finish is anise, molasses and roasted barley. This is a bit sweeter than I like, I actually wish it were more sour, my memory of the second batch is not much different. Still drinking this and re-rating. The sourness is like citric acid in sweet candy. Itís subtle, but without it the candy would just be sweet. This is like a hint of cherry lifesavers, under all that roasty molasses vanilla and licorice. Again, I might wish it were dryer or more sour, but the effect is mesmerizing. I really could just keep sipping this, and itís well past midnight.

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