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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Created for extreme beer and wine fanatics. Brewed with 8 different malts and massive quantities of Warrior, Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops, Black Flag Imperial Stout delivers a beer drinking experience like no other malted beverage on the planet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4991) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a dark black with thick dark tan head. Lots of sweet and bitter chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, raisin, plum, caramel, and finishes with some hoppy bitterness. Tasty imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Foam Rangers January meeting. Dark as ever with little head. Very nice nose of chocolate, hops, and roasted malts. Flavor is a sweet malt roast that lends itself well to a good hop touch. Nice bitter chocolate finsih.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Pours black as night with a small head.This was interesting for an impy, it had a roasted nose with a hop presence The hops showed up in th eflavor as well.Not over done , just the right balance.Kind of reminded me of a hybrid of an Impy stout with an IPA.Finished of slightly bitter.Thanx to Hellbilly for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
1/15/2008: Black Flag Imperial Stout American Style pours black and is opaque. It has very little carbonation and only a few brown-colored bubbles around the edges of the surface, but that’s it. The aroma is a wonderful blend of dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and hints of licorice. The flavor is dominated by heavily caramelized and roasted malt. It has quite a bit of malty sweetness that is followed by a mild to moderate level of citrus bitterness. Hints of espresso and semi-sweet round out the finish. The alcohol is surprising absent in the flavor, but its warming effects can definitely be felt. The body of this beer if full and it is smooth and very mellow on the palate. It coats the mouth well and allows all of the flavors to be absorbed. There is some residual syrupy stickiness on the lips. This is a large beer, but it drinks very nicely. It feels like port in the mouth and tastes like a complex blend of malty and hoppy flavors. I would actually prefer slightly less hop precense in this beer so that more of the rich, dark malt complexities could come through. Still, this is a very good beer!

1 pint, 6 Flouid Ounce bottle (Alc 11.5% by Vol.) from realale420. Thanks Brian! Rating #127 for this beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pours black with a brown head that settles into a brown ring. Big earthy hop aroma. Big roast and chocolate too. Flavor has roast, dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee all balanced by big hop profile. Lots of earthy bitterness and roast in the finish. Some heat, but what made this a sipper was it’s complexity and large body. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bomber. First Stout in a while....no head on the pour at all. Aroma is big and sweet. Flavor is balanced seemingly well, some of the more characteristic flavors of this style in malt, chocolate and coffee. It does seem balanced. A good beer and I’d like to taste this up against other highly rated beers in this style. (speedway, stone, etc).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottled. Completely opaque, no color even around the edges. Very small, creamy, brown head that turns into a ring. The aroma is loaded with dark fruits and esters, similar to a grand cru (banana too!), but also with lots of molasses and some chocolate. Fullish body, virtually flat with a wet finish. Tastes like dark fruits, esters, alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a lightly bitter, mocha finish. Tons of malts, enough hops, alcohol is very well hidden. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Glugs out jet black with a big mocha head. Lots of lacing. Coffee, chocolate and big hops in the nose. Taste is huge on hops. Hoppiest impy stout I have ever had. Very roasty, a little smoke and big bittering citrus rind hops in the finish. Thin in the mouth. ABV is not even close to being felt. Defies the style and a tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
bottled, consumed on 12/23/07. Pours black, very little carbonation. Thin orange/brown head forms quickly, dissipated almost as fast. Aromas of bitter chocolate and lacquer with subtle grass and cherry notes. Also, bit alcohol smell. Mouthfeel somewhat thin, uncarbonated. Flavor is primarily bitter chocolate with hints of citrus (orange?). Alcohol warmth (almost burn). Lingering, not entirely agreeable bitterness. Flawed but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a thin black-brown body with a thick tan head. Nose of burnt malts and chocolate. Flavor was peaty and rich. Extremely toasty and robust. Alcohol well hidden, but comes out at end when brew warms up. Very good!

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