Arbor Steamroller Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A wickedly potent brew. Possible alternative names could be the "Dehumanizer," or "Humiliator," but Steamroller certainly conveys the appropriate imagery. Its served via hand pull, at cellar temperature, and is dangerously easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Sweet malty aroma. Smooth taste. Slight bit of alcohol. Not too close to a RIS. Should be a bit more bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Draught. Ultra dark with golden head that dissipate fast. Dark malt aroma. Strong coffee alcohol flavor. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft sample from notes. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor had a hefty dose of chocolate, roasted malts, ash, and black coffee. There was a touch of spiciness to the finish. Something about this did not completely work for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
tap at the brewery...dark body with minimal head..aroma and flavor full of toasted malt and cooca...milky, yet bitter, they are using an insane amount of chocolate in this beer...spicy and hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is strong in creamy, roasty coffee. Flavor has significant chocolate and dark fruit with coffee hints. Syrupy palate, with a sweetness that lasts a long time. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
pitch black, mild head. a ton of hop flavor that overpowers the mild crystal, cholocolate and very little roasty flavor. not a good version

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours a pitch black color with tiny brown highlights and a ring of light brown lace. Interesting aroma of chocolate, and a rich roasted malt. The flavor has the same chocolate and rich, roasted malt but the alcohol is very present too, which I like less. The palate is light and liquorous and the carbonation is gentle. A good imperial stout but its too alcoholic for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4831) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2006
10 oz draught at the brewpub in early August 2006. A light caramel-creme head dies slowly above the opaque body leaving a trace of lacing....deep chocolate nose, bittersweet, offers hints of black currant and prunes, and as it grows with warmth, graham cracker.....rich, decadent, chocolate-coffee body, very smooth with undercurrants of coffee-cake toffee and a faintly burnt character towards the finish joined by espresso and some smoke....alcohol barely apparent....surprised at the lower ratings for this, it worked extremely well for me--better balanced in terms of burnt/roasty vs sweet tones than most; or maybe its just the joy of finding a new Imperial in midsummer. Anyway, excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
MBG 06. Dark black, frothy brown head. Decent aroma - alcohol and chocolate, but its pretty mild for the style. Taste - roast, chocolate, lots of hops. Simple, as not near as kicked up a few notches as it should be. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Thick black pour with a small mocha head. Really odd aroma - strangely earthy/vegetal notes, like something Id small at the farm, along with the expected dark roast malt. Body is big and slightly syrupy. Flavour is sweet and malty, with nut and chocolate - a bit mellower than I expected to be honest, but thats OK, I quite enjoyed it.

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