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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed in Detroit. Single Batch Series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (851) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2556) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1916) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Dark with a thinnish tan head. Very vanilla. Low on the malt, nearly no hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackflag321 (477) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
This tasted thin and watery. Picked up vanilla, but no strong coffee, chocolate, malt, hop, etc. None of the boldness or complexity typical of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
One of the few beers I have poured out. Not true to style. Aroma had slight hints of chocolate. Caramel malt taste but color is off. Hops barely noticable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle notched March ’12. Pours very dark garnet red with a creamy 2-finger beige head. Aromas of cocoa, mocha, vanilla, chocolate, and some smoke; a bit sweet. The flavor is sweet chocolate and vanilla, light smoke, and marshmallow; this reminds me a bit of Southern Tier Choklat. Medium carbonation and body, with mild alcohol. Pretty nice. [1019]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at Pinocchios. Dark pour with good lacing. Milky and lactic with chocolate malt balls. Not a lot of roast. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roast, malt, slight lactose, and a hint of char. Poured very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, and some lactose. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate finish is slightly dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black coffee brown with a thin, half-finger head with a bubbly fluff of cream which quickly recedes. Aroma of graham crackers, burnt marshmallows, chocolates, (essentially, s’mores), roasted malts, coffee, subtle vanilla, and tons of cinnamon. Sort of loose bodied with a somewhat bitter, yet firm palate that does not yeild any trace of the alcohol; sublte flavors of caramel, esspreso, bittersweet chocolate, and almost marshmallowy in the finish. This beer is exellent. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, licorice and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy chocolate sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This beer exceeded my expectations.

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