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Arizona Wilderness American Presidential Stout
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Russian Imperial Stout made with smoked jalapeños from McClendon Select and smoked over Arizona mesquite wood, all aged on cocoa nibs (Papa New Guinea and Belize). Well, well. What sits in front of you, this thick, monstrous, viscous … this is the Russian Imperial Stout. This is the crème de la crème of the beer world. The empress of Russia couldn’t get enough of it. This being the US of freaking A makes this the free world’s style, thus, the American Presidential nomenclature. Catherine the Great would have sat in the Hermitage and asked why jalapeños smoked over Arizona mesquite were used. We say this to CTG: This is ’Merica and this is Wilderness. This is OUR stout. Enjoy — we poured our hearts and souls into this one!


daknole's rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Jet black with a light brown head. Wow. This is incredible. The nose is incredible. A mix of chocolate, smoked jalapeños, rich roasted malt, incredible cocoa nibs...and the flavor. Well the 11% is hidden incredibly well. The flavor is just the right amount of sweetness and roast. Tons of cocoa, molasses notes, just a perfect amount of smoke...an amazing stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (633) - GREECE - MAY 6, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Yellow session. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, strong coffee, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1429) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Black with small beige head. Solid, roasted aroma with cocoa and Wood. Thick cocoa flavour, Wood and hints of booze. Sticky, boozy and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (567) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at cbc. pours black, tan head, Aroma is spicy, roasted, complex. taste has roasted malts, ending in a spicy aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
01-MAY-2015, draft @yellow session @CBC15. Black with light Brown head. Roast, coconut. Medium+ body and carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4762) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured deep dark brown with a beige ring. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and toasted malt. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, quite roasty, liquorice and ash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of coffee, roast, licorice, caramel, toffee and a little dark fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
Tap. Pours pitch black with a small lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and smoked notes. Sweet flavor that ends up sligtly more dry with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great Impy.🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (669) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
-short review cbc- tobacco, smoked, coffee, roasted malt. Thick palate and good craftsmanship.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with brown head. Aroma of dried chilies and burnt rubber. Quite harsh aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3705) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Black color, some brownish foam. High aroma intensity; roasted, lightly smoked, leather and some vanilla. Full body & high complexity. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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