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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Back Eastís Imperial Stout is a full-bodied ale brewed with several varieties of dark roasted malt. It has a complex malt character with underlying hints of coffee and chocolate. A generous amount of English hops gives this ale a pronounced hop profile. This robust ale is unfiltered and bottle conditioned.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
Another disappointment from Back East. Thinner than most Imperial Stouts out there. Coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma and flavor, but a really heavy booze burn in the nose and tongue. Nothing very interesting or well crafted here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (172) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap into goblet. Opaque black, lingering cream head. Toast, almost burnt out charcoal on the nose, suggestion of prunes. In the mouth almost porter like fry, more roast, burnt coffee. Finishes dry, very slightly bitter n doesnít drink like 10%. More porter than stout, and decent but not special (which generally sums up almost every Back East beer Iíve had)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 ml bottle from Worldwide Wine Cellars, Tolland, CT. Snifter shows a nice tan head with massive retention, laced the entire way down. Nose is earthy malts and English type hops. The flavor reminds me of a huge ABV English stout. Charred chocolate malt, hints of coffee grounds with an ashy texture. Again I get and earthy malt taste the yells out to me, "drink me on cask" huge amounts of ash that lingers after the sip. NERAX would love to serve this during one of their exhibitions. Not bad by any means but it is real thin in body. Could use more depth in flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Thanks chris for sharing this one. shared 2 ways in a snifter.

A - Black, brown edges

S - Smells bitter and full of woodiness, sort of an undertone figs.

T - Creamy, bitter, a strange orange and clove with coriander.roasted marshmallows, almonds and coffee.

M - Thin light creamy texture. sort of a porter mouthfeel

O - Very english, slightly creamy, had a very clean finish. this is a solid beer..would be great by the pint on cask. seriously.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aromas. Big bitter roasted malt and licorice notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle... Pours midnight-black with a small, creamy, deeply-tanned head. The aroma is bursting with bold, scorched notes of charcoal, espresso, campfire ash and brownies. Medium to full-bodied with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is all about burnt malt and semi-metallic bitterness. Finishes much the same Ė charcoal and deep, lingering bitterness. This was like drinking a lump of charcoal. High abv was well-disguised. Iím not a fan, but if you like big, bold, imperialized black IPAs, then this baby is calling for you. Bottle courtesy of BriceNice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bomber from Connectictut beverage mart in New Britain. Pours black with an inch or two of brown foam. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Big roasty malt and chocolate notes on the nose. The alcohol certainly has a warming effect which makes it fun just before bed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, some roasty undertones. Tastes of chocolate, light spice, some coffee hints, clove with a lightly bitter velvety finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
75cl bottle. Small brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy. Taste is sweet, coffee, some milk chocolate, earthy, boozy. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. This hereís a sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark black brew. Roasted notes in this one. Roasted malts and a touch of coffee notes. Roasted malts, some light chocolates. This was pretty good.


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