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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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Covell Nugget in Davis, CA. Can’t say I have ever heard of these brewers. The bottle was priced $9.99, so it better not be shit. Aroma is awkward...there is a solvent and cidery quality to it. Almost smells like acetone. There is also some burnt anise present. Mildly transparent dark brown body with a decent tan head that has good staying-power. Fine, bubbly lacing. Starts burnt with just a flash of sweetness. A touch of coffee is there. Finishes with a ton of ashy, highly bitter, medicinal black patent malts. All of the hops impart aspirin flavors, which is a real turnoff. Not enjoyable at all. The finish dominates this beer, which really fails to show me any quality craftsmanship. Another big, flawed, imperial beer that is just not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (5385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
650ml Flasche. Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner braunen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr malzig süß nach dunkler Schokolade, Kaffee. Sehr gut!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (94) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Light pecan head dissipates quickly, decent lace, body opaque black/brown. aroma vanilla, cider, citrus. Flavor smoke, cider, caramel, dark chocolate, faint grapefruit. Medium carbonation, average body for an imperial stout. Finish is bitter sweet with a hint of grapefruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wmflynn (15) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Vegas. Whoa, huge flavour. Pours thick black with a massive brown head. Head remains at 1cm through half a glass. Malty, hoppy, chocolate, finishes boozy, hoppy, metallic. This is an over-the-top beer, just as it claims to be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On draft at Tap 25. It pours dark brown/black with a small brown head. The aroma has lots of fudge and chocolate chip cookies. Hints of coffee. The flavor is very dirty and heavily roasted with freshly turned soil and dark bitter chocolate. Wow. Super ashy in the finish with a huge body. This stuff is beastly. Perhaps a bit over the top with the black malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
Massive roastiness, tonne of hops- at first I thought it was at odds but it came together pretty well. Bit challenging though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Large bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Clear dark ruby vedging on black with a small brown head. Coffe and malts with alco fumes. Malty and bitter. Roasted hop juice. Long roasted coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is malty, roasted malts and coffee, with good presence of liquorice and tar. Taste is smooth, coffee and liquorice, lingering dark liquorice, very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): godt røstet kaffearoma. Fint men kort skum. Ganen fylles opp av bitter og syrlig kaffesmak, dristig humlebruk og en maltkropp som fyller ut i svingene. et øl for gutter&piger med hår på brystet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 28, ’12 Bomber poured into a tulip A: Baking chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and hops. Grapefruit on the nose to this. A: Poured a dark color and settled black with a huge, three finger light brown head. Great body and shape to the head. Slowly worked to a thick collar. Left all sorts of nice lacing. T: Lots of hops, followed by chocolate and coffee. P: Medium bodied and light carbonation. Pretty straight forward really. Hops calm down in the feel and get more of the roast and chocolate. O: A massively hopped imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6014) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a dark chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some licorice, coffee and a balancing hop finish.

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