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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Hop Harvest Edition was brewed in September of 2008 using 200 lbs of fresh, Treasure Valley high alpha CTZ hop flowers from the John Wilmunster hop farm in Greenleaf, ID. Brewed with 8 different malts, the 11% ABV, 100+ IBU, Black Flag Imperial Stout - 2008 Hop Harvest Edition has a huge hop profile that coats the tongue. Black Flag Imperial Stout - 2008 Hop Harvest Edition has a green or yellow bottle cap and is hand stamped with ""2008 Hop Harvest Edition"" on the right side of the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2009 Fresh Hop Edition, 22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours dark brown/black with a big, light brown head and spider web lace. Smells of dark roasted malts with some light coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Tastes good. Roasted malts, some chocolatey sweetness and a bit of coffee. Slightly chalky. Medium/full body, slightly over carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2009 Fresh Hop Edition. Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deeper cola brown with a huge growing dense light brown lacing foam head. The aromas are light with roasted malts and light hop flowers. The flavors are strong with sweet hop nectar, chocolate, coffee, black licorice, chocolate. Loads of hop flavors and bitterness. I remembering not liking hoped up IRS but damn this is tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is chocolate, light vegtables, coffee, roast, and more coffee. The look is brown in color with an off white head. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, malts, and slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
22. Pours a deep black with a dense, towering, almost ridiculous moussy burnt tan head. Dense sheets of lace coming down the sides of the glass. Roasty, earthy, slightly herbal and peppery nose, fairly subdued. Creamy medium body, active carb. Roast, chocolate, coffee, wet leaves, dry leaves, black pepper, and herbs on the mid-palate. Long roasty finish. The fresh hops give a complexity and a darkness throughout that even a big roasty stout like this wouldn’t have without them. You might not sense right away that it’s a hop note that brings that complexity, but it’s there for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was caramel, dark roast, and coffee. flavor was caramel, dark roast, coffee, spice, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2923) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy Ditmeir. Pours black and thick with little carbonation. Roasted grain, chocolate and abundant citrusy hops aroma. Big hop bitterness in the taste, also, with nice roasted grain, dark fruit notes rounding out the flavor. Even with little carbonation, this was a solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle … Pours very dark crimson with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma offers rich chocolate and earthy hops. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate highlights the flavor. Lengthy, bittersweet, grassy finish. Bottle courtesy of dchmela!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2008 edition thanks to bu11zeye. Deep brown with a cream head. Roasted malts, hops and chocolate aromas. Nice on the palate, hops are downplayed by the chocolate, roastiness and syrup in the front.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 2008 edition. A very pleasant surprise. Coffee, vanilla, herbs, minerals, a subtle layer of hops. Seems to have smoothed out quite a bit with just a year of age. Dangerously drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Reddish pour. Loads of suspended sediment. An interesting hoppy take on the Imperial Stout style. More hopped than some others that are high in hops. Some heavy chocolate notes also available. Taste is a very smooth rich chocolate with heavy malts. Some hops provide for the feeling of spice but not enough to be notable in the flavor. Finishes with caramel flavor. Interestingly different and tast

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