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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Maple, Honey...


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Tap. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Roast malts, coffee and some sweet booze. Jet black with a nice brown head. Dark malts and avert nice balancing sweetness that masks booze and bitterness. Subtle and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very smooth ris. Big chocolate and dark fruit but not too much smoke or roast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Light honey and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet chocolate caramel and barley malt flavor. Strong herbal hops finish. Very tasty - wish they’d bottle this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9305) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, served in a flight. Pours a deep opaque brown with some amber highlights at the edges and a small khaki head that laces the glass while settling into a ring and a very thin island of film. Notes of dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, pine, and some light maple and honey sweetness. But those are subtle. Medium-full bodied, with a really smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. It’s big and balanced...and kind of dull, honestly. Nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t pop like I’d hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some earthy bitterness, the maple and honey are subtle and do add some sweetness, but this presents as another roasty imperial stout, medium body, decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Abv is listed as 8.1%. looks solid; a little transparent for an imperial stout though. Cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only better, with notes of hops, vanilla, and honey. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4/2/16. On tap during the BHB 3rd Anniversary Bash. Black pour under a nice tan head. Roasted aroma, touches of sweetness, dark coffee and ashy malts. Roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate, sweet sugars. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Deep dark black pour, khaki head. Fuller bodied. Roasty aroma. Flavors of roast, chocolate, light maple. Good stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Glass at the Eccentric Cafe on 3/30/13. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with notes of chocolate and roast. Malty flavor turning to licorice and creamy chocolate before a bitter roasted malt finish.


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