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RATINGS: 457   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle: Black, tan head and lacing. Nose of caramel, molasses, licorice, jaggery, some oak and nutty marshmallow. The impact is strong, huge sweet and bitter bite, plenty of alcohol but it blends rather seamlessly. The finish is creamy and chalky, a nice full body in the tail. Complex though, I need another go at this one before I can get the full details.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Beautiful, very hoppy smell with dates. Pepper and citrus along with a bit of ash. The roastiness has a bit of conflict with the hops, though. This is a very hoppy imperial stout. I’d love to see that hop profile on a brown ale, though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
22 oz from bottletrek.com. Pours thick as oil, low carbonation, zero head. There is a unique charred aroma along with undertones of coffee. Flavor is roasted barely, chocolate, coffee, and like the aroma, a burntness. I love the hop infusion on this one, it definitely makes the beer that much more complex. Unlike the pour, the body is thinner than I expected, but it works. Awesome stout. I cannot wait to try some other beers from Beer Valley.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Motor oil pour with a slow to develop brown head. Pungent hop aroma with roasted barley and coffee. Huge hop flavor supported by acrid, burnt , toffee and coffee flavors. Ever so smooth palate with some sweetness that helps the medicine go down. Long oily and resinous finish. Little alcohol flavor. Awesome stout. From reading other ratings it seems that this beer is not consistent. Either that or my palate is different than most.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2330) - 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.


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