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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2186) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle Deep dark black with a coarse spotty tan head. Roasted and dark leather. Eaethen and coffee notes as well. Flavor is roasted and coffee. Quite strong bitterness and the body is a bit thin. Carbonation a soft. Hoping for a bit more from a local outfit. Named aftet a pestacide....I was forewarned. Thanks Jordan for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle, shared. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor has some plum / dark fruit, roasted coffee, with a pretty acidic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the bomber. Deep brown pour with a medium head. Fairly good retention. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter coffee. A highly hopped stout that you can feel on your tongue. Grassy, perfumy, piney hops.

A bit too hoppy for my tastes, but definitely more balanced than Black Sun. Alcohol is well masked. Nicely bitter aftertaste. Well done, especially if you like hoppy stouts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours black, very black, with a very thin brown head, takes a very strong pour to get any density. Big bitter coffee and bakers chocolate aroma. Hops were strong, a bit overpowering, but this was probably intended to age well, so the hops will eventually settle a bit. A big bitter chocolate taste, with some licorice in the finish. This was to bitter at the moment and still a bit hot with alcohol. This will probably improve really well with age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Poured black with tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Big roasted flavor with hints of hops and chocolate. Finished on the harsher side. You can taste all 11% of this one. Bottle courtesy of wethrel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Some lactose-sweetness in the aroma, with roasted malts. Very non-complex and typical for the average Impy Stout. Pretty thin and not very smooth. Lots of caramel and cocoa in the flavor. The alcohol is pretty obvious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Yet another extra from footy (you rule, man!) - fizzy black beer, with a small ring of tan lace - aroma of wet ash, tobacco, leather - fairly high carbonation in the mouth - flavors of spent coffee grounds, tobacco, burnt brown sugar - rather high bitterness - ashy finish, with strong alcohol - a beer for people that eat steak at every meal and chew on cigars all day long - not my thing so much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Bomber from cbkschubert last year; Nose of chocolate, roasty smokiness, and light hopiness; opaque black with a virtually non exsistant head; flavor is bittersweet chocolate, licorise, and slight hop bitterness and alcohol lasting to the finish. Interesting but not great!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Upon its release from the 22 ounce brown bottle, the beer sets in the glass and soot black with a portly chocolate brown creamy head that slowly fades away leaving a thick coating of lace to obfuscate the glass. Nose has a large burnt grain aroma, bittersweet chocolate also present, and all backed up by a hint of malt and fusel alcohol, “Woo Hoo”, you gotta love it. Start is thick and chocolaty, heavy burnt grain and a definite alcohol bitterness, full in its feel to the palate. Finish is packed with hops and alcohol, the acidity pleasant. A “Stout Lovers Stout” this beer, and well worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2647) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Bomber from Wetherel. Thanks! Pours black. This is seriously black with no real head. The nose is rich and sweet with adequate roast to balance. I get nice undertones of dark fruits with spruce and faint forest. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and clingy. No real surprises in the way of flavor, but it’s completely solid. The viscous palate showcases dark chocolate, molasses, rum, and earthy coffee. Deep in the finish some hops struggle to come through and sparkle just a little with far-off pine and grapefruit. I really had to struggle to find it, but analyzing that lingering finish a few times triggered a connection to a hoppy American strong. This one is definitely all about the malts and is intense indeed. This is my favorite style and all the elements are here in a graceful, very bold package.


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