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Aspen 10th Mountain Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Aspen Brewery’s 10th Mountain Imperial Stout is just what you need after a cold day in the Elk Mountains. Centered primarily along British Oatmeal Stouts, the malty sweetness and subtle smokiness of this brew will warm you up wonderfully, despite its relatively low alcohol content. Our mash of 2-Row, Chocolate, Caramel, and Roasted barleys are balanced with oat flakes and grassy Fuggle hops – a British favorite – to allow for a hearty, satisfying stout that is both drinkable and fulfilling. If you’re looking for a second wind after snowshoeing, snowboarding, skiing, or any winter sport for that matter, all you need is a couple pints of 10th Mountain. Pick up a growler of 10th Mountain at Aspen Brewery! When you drink it is up to you – but we hear 10th Mountain makes for a killer breakfast beer! We would also like to recognize the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army as a source of inspiration for 10th Mountain Stout. The 10th Mountain Division used the mountains around Aspen as training sites in preparation for World War II. Following the war, many of the skiing soldiers returned, and helped place Aspen on the map as a ski town.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2890) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium thick, tiny bubbled, well retained beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear, brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is light chocolate, hints of coffee, light dried fruits, oats, herbal hop notes, balance to the malts.....taste is lightly sweet, with dried fruit notes, including raisin, fig, light chocolate, hints of coffee, oats, ending with a mild herbal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, medium heavy body, moderate alcohol warmth, creamy carbonation. This is a rather simple Imperial Stout. It is really more of an Double/Imperial Oatmeal Stout than a straight forward Imperial Stout. It is a well made beer, but it lacks many of the elements in both aroma and flavor of a true Imperial.The fruity malt notes are minimal, and there is none of the hop depth often found. Both the appearance and mouth feel are superb. It is a better entry into the Oatmeal Stout world. BJCP 6/3/12/5/6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (788) - - FEB 7, 2015
Bomber. Nice chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a little bit of coffee. Pours pitch black with half a finger of light brown head with good retention and decent lacing. Starts with rich chocolate malt flavor with a little bit of roasted malt. Finishes smooth with more chocolate malt flavor and a little bit of coffee. Nice stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
This brew pours a dark brown with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of charred malt, dark chocolate and black coffee. The finish is roasty with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3064) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
On nitro tap at World of Beer. Black appearance with a sticky tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, creamy coffee and light roasted malts. Similar flavor, malty and smooth with light earthy bitterness. Medium body with a slick feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Supermarket liquors
Pours black with a medium sized brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, smokey, dark malts and leather. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate and roast coffee
Very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5209) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Black pour with a lasting creamy foamy light khaki head. The nose has a bit of coffee and lots of roasted black malt, with a wee hint of burnt popcorn. Flavor is roasted and grainy like the tone of burnt Popcorn, with some earthy caramel. Not shabby, but too dry and roasty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (906) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap at Jake’s. Dark brown with a thick foamy, tan head lasting and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate and oats. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with a linger roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1375) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Thick deep opaque black with fairly persistent dark head. Terrific appearance. Nose is burnt malts and burnt coffee and light vanilla. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Initial sweetness, but main perception is that of bitter burnt coffee and malts, with ash, despite the sweetness. Nice interplay of bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6574) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Starts out with a great appearance...first-pour opacity with a lasting head, that’s a perfect 5 for a stout in my book. And the mouthfeel is pretty good too, only a little too syrupy to get a 5. Where it doesn’t shine, though, is the aroma and flavor experience. It’s aromatically very simple, really just the basic stouty elements...chocolate, light roast, and vanilla...pleasant enough and without flaws, but boring. And in the mouth it’s quite sweet, with just barely enough finishing bitterness...drinkable, but nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light caramel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

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