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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed in Detroit. Single Batch Series.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and light coffee, doughy yeast, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice chocolate finish. Average to smooth texture. Not the best of the style, but a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bitter chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Black pour with an off white head. Aroma is manly vanilla with some cocoa, taste adds some nice milk chocolate flavor to the mix. Pretty good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours black with thin tan head and some lace. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Taste follows aromas with a creamy feel and long vanilla, chocolate and dry finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle from bruisin’ labeled feb 2011 consumed 7/15/11. pale pour for an imperial...porter brown with a small beige head. aromas of sassafras soda, molasses, pretzel dough, light soy/umami, roast, chocolate, malt powder and a touch of tartness. tastes like a dark chocolate covered pretzel...mixed with malt balls, soy/umami/savory and a strange sourness with a bit of roasty and hoppy bitterness on the finish. it is thin for the style but quite drinkable as it is not sweet or syrupy. it is really odd/interesting since it hits all spots on the palate...sweet, sour, salty and bitter...just not sure it was intended to do so. 7/3/7/3/13

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
matt86 (1) - - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
Caramel, cereal, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy, smoke, woody, finish has slight alcohol taste

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3088) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Wow. This one is so smooth that I can’t even handle it. Pours super dark and thick with a very minimal head. Hints of chocolate and coffee to the smell and taste. This is a great find.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (756) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pitch black pour. Sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma, and flavor is similar, very sweet and tasty without being too sweet. Medium, creamy bod. So good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled Feb 2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, cola, earth, cream, dark fruit, and light smoke. Some nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, coffee, slight fruit, earth, and light smoke. Very small roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and roasted malt on the finish for a good bit. Big malty flavors with good balance; and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present on the finish. Extremely smooth to sip on. Overall this is a damn nice and very unique imperial stout. A ton of chocolate flavors with good balance; and extremely smooth for being 11%. Really well done effort.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1789) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Dark with a thinnish tan head. Very vanilla. Low on the malt, nearly no hops.


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