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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our extraordinary Imperial Stout is black as midnight with a rich, palate warming mouth feel. It offers an alluring aroma of dark roasted malts and blackstrap molasses with a hint of smoke. The flavor features notes of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice and hints of prune. A generous addition of hops contributes to the complexity and balance, and gives the liquid a pleasantly astringent finish. With proper aging, our Imperial Stout matures for up to fours years. It is winner of a prestigious Gold Medal for Bottle Conditioned Ale at 2002 Real Ale Festival.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Very little head that dissipates quickly. Heavy, dark pour, but smooth going down. Chocolaty flavor. Filling, but delicious.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Solid but not worth the 4 pk price. Got my bottle as part of a craft your own 6pk. Lacks in aroma. Black pour with a light tan head and decent lacing early in glass but minimal later on. Nice creamy mouth feel, not overly heavy. Enjoyable flavor. Not a fan of the way this beer finished though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
A nice imperial stout. Very hoppy and boozy with a strong roasted malt back bone. Pours black with a nice white head. Had a draft at Arcadia ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2010 vintage. 12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served next to the barrel-aged version in a stem glass. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge vanilla and chocolate notes, along with molasses, dark fruit and earth. The flavour is slightly sweet with chocolate and vanilla, but with a slight coffee note as well. The finish is long, slightly bitter and earthy with espresso and roasted malts. On the palate it is medium full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout with prominent vanilla notes and elegant roasty malts. 2014-12-11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Black licorice is the first taste. Chocolate. Sugary and sweet. 12oz bottle pour at kincaides. Marshmallow and oily aroma. Decent but thought it was a little highly rated here

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
10/4/14. Bought a 4pk @ RW. Gave 1 to Luke. Dark and thin head. Not a lot of aroma. Pretty meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - AUG 5, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts that starts sweet and finishes mildly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2014
355 ml bottle, 2010 vintage, at home. Black color with nice beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty with a lot of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and wood, fruity (blackberries?) and some alcohol. Taste is light sweet and it becomes heavy bitter almost from the beginning. Coffee and chocolate again in the taste. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice alcoholic warming bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (730) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan foam head. Has an aroma of smokey wood, malts, and sweet dark fruits (perhaps the currants). Flavor is smoke, wood, chocolate, and malts, with a dose of bitterness. A unique, very tasty stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1112) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pitch dark pour with half a finger of mocha head. Chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, tire. Very big body. Roasty bitterness yet vanilla sweetness throughout. Pretty nice


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