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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Avast. Bottle at Andy’s tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a large creamy beige tan head. Aromas of toast, vanilla, hops roast. A little bit thin, but with some nice roast characteristics. Hides the abv quite well. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown with a dense tan head. Very hoppy aroma- piny, grapefruit notes mesh with smooth black malt and dark chocolate- nice. Creamy body- very hoppy flavor- citric NW hops, citrus notes underneath a dry cocoa and resiny hempy character. The finish combines dry cocoa roast and piny herbaceous bitterness. More like a well balanced black IPA. Quite tasty- a very drinkable Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
yum. Bitter coco, B black,big hop presence. super Roasty, nutty, piney. Very drinkable. The hops keep it from seeming too heavy, even at 100 IBU

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle from Capones. Pours a very deep brown with amber notes when held to the light with a deep tan rich creamy head that laced. Aroma of fresh floral, piney and lightly spicy hops along with a sweet roasted malt character, caramel, milk chocolate and some light coffee. Smelled like a fresh Victory Storm King. Flavor of rich roasted malt, coffee, caramel, some piney and grapefruit hop character and bitter chocolate. Loads of hop bitterness, alcohol well hidden for 11%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Black Flag Hop Harvest
Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: black, fine dirty white head, sudsy streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, sweet pine and caramel, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of hot pine, lots of hops, touch of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of fresh piny hops with some underlying sweet roasty dark caramel and chocolate malts. Body starts with pretty good fullness and sticky dark caramel malts and resiny green piny hops. Finishes drier and bittersweet with a good hop character throughout. A nice imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Comes via a generous trade from ditmier, you rock Eric! Pours deep darkness with nice mocha head. The aroma is black strap molasses, licorice, mild malts, a sense of alcohol and soft vague hoppiness. The taste starts with pine hop and grassy hop bitterness, a bit of resiny bitterness and followed by molasses. By midway these notes sort of flow into chocolate slowly turning into roasty malts. The finish has some pine hop bitterness and some modest roasty malt astringency hanging on into the after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a huge sized (5 finger) off white head. Aromas of chocolate, floral hoppiness, pine, roast, and some coffee. Definitely still a bunch of hops in the aromas. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, floral hoppiness, roast, and citrus. I found the tastes to be a little bit of a let down compared to the aromas (couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but it was just different). Alcohol content well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours dark cola brown with off-white head and noticeable particulates. Nose is roasted malt, licorice, floral hops, earth, and pine. Flavor is a bit unique: roasted malt, floral hops, licorice, citrus hops, and a bit of astringent quality. Medium mouthfeel with bites of black licorice throughout. A very strange flavor combo, but it works...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottle w/ wicky. super green!!! a bit thinner than you’d expect for 11% ... flavor teems w/ an abundance of hoppiness tagging along w/ the chocolate base. Very tasty and well done


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