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Atwater VJ Black Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed in Detroit. Single Batch Series.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1496) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Black pour with semi-creamy khaki head and lacing. Big chocolate notes, roasted malts, some boozy sweetness. Doesn’t really remind me of an Imperial Stout, especially not an 11% one, but it’s decent enough.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (796) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Bittersweet chocolate aroma with notes of molasses and licorice. Pours black with a thin light brown head with very little retention and some lacing. Starts with rich chocolate flavors with a little bit of licorice and molasses. Thin bodied for an imperial stout, but that doesn't take too much away it. Finishes smooth with a little bit of roasted malt and a touch of coffee joining the party. Nice imperial stout despite the lack of body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (699) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate and some caramel. A little sweet, a bit more bitter. Interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle poured a black hue w/ large foamy tan head. Big sweet tobacco aromas and dark breads. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter aroma. Tastes are brown sugar, dark breads, licorice, malt, and chocolate. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Dark dark brown with very light tan thin head disappearing quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma is malty with a hint of light chocolate notes. Taste is medium sweet with a lightly bitter but smooth finish. Some light notes of vanilla and roasted malts. Medium bodied beer with an oily texture and average to soft carbonation. Fairly abrupt finish. Over all pretty good Imperial stout. Little different character then some other Imperial stouts. But good. Not out of this world but solid and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Very dark cola colored pour with a smaller beige head. Rich bakers chocolate dominates, with marshmallows and vanilla in here as well. Medium palate, slightly sweet, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours nearly black with a finger of tan foam that leaves a bit of lacing. Quite bitter in an unsweetened chocolate kind of way. Finish is a bit chalky.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Very goo big imperial stout. Black as can be with a nice coffee head. Aroma is kind of the same earthy and coffeey. Nice alcohol warmth. Yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukedarock (242) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Scents of dark chocolate and light vanilla hit the nose, the flavor comes at you more subtle than expected, it’s not you’re traditional imperial stout but very enjoyable none the less, feel is watery compared to others of this particular style, makes for a clean easy drinking stout with slight bitter chocolate ending that I personally crave, Atwater this is a fine brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4551) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Pours a pitch black dense silky midnight black under a smaller foamy light beige creamy head. Aroma is a little weak or maybe my cold is kicking back in, notes of burnt marshmallows, dark bakers chocolate, vanilla extract, dark toast. Full body, soft carbonation, average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of dry pudding skins, vanilla cake, dry soy sauce, cola, tobacco, dry plywood and dark bakers chocolate shavings. Decent.


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