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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Combined with its full-bodied richness, this symphony of flavors is what makes Imperial Stout the ultimate sipping beer. BJís brewers donít hold back in their interpretation of this classic style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6318) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh location this beer poured a black color with a large creamy beige head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, vanilla, malted milk, coffee and cocoa. The flavor was vanilla, coffee, cocoa, toasty malts, malted milk and a mild bitterness. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (423) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
Draught at BJís Dublin Ohio, US. Very dark brown almost black with a tanned head. Nice aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some sweet hints of something which I cannot define. In the flavour it became obvious that the sweetness I discovered in the nose is sweet dried fruits and I suspect it also to come from the yeast. It is a stout but has relations with a barley wine with a bitter twist. Special beer Indeed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, coconut, light whiskey. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
Draught. Very malty, dry, with a light roast flavour. I got on with this, though it lacked the complexity of great imperial stouts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3879) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2016
On tap in Daytona Beach FL. Pours essentially black and opaque with an excellent head. Ruby highlights at the edges when in bright light. The head is exceptionally creamy and durable. The aroma has an unwanted but not very unusual sour note. Partially hidden alcohol. In contrast, the flavor has negligible sourness and obvious alcohol. Its moderately bitter. Some faint coffee and chocolate. Overall: disappointing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Sampled at Richmond location. Should note that they donít brew here. Pours black, decent tan head. Aroma is a big shot of chocolate and espresso. Flavor matches. Really rather enjoyable, a very solid imperial stout, with a focus on malt components. Slight pepsin. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
baccobean (1) - - DEC 11, 2015 does not count
Maybe they donít brew this wonderful beer the same everywhere but, in the Phoenix area, it is very good. One of the best brews Iíve ever had .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On nitro tap at the Fort Collins location. Black appearance with a frothy, lacy tan head. Decent aroma of chocolate, earth, and dark malts. Similar flavor, but just tasting dirty and off overall. Lighter, thin body for the style. No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (16898) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Draught at BJ:s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Brea. Black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, tar, dark chocolate, coffee notes, some salty licorice. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, licorice, some raisins. A bit from fullbodied, but i like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggiebob (596) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Draft. Dark brown with frothy tan head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavors of dark fruits and roasted malts. Full body and strong alcohol kick.

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