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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


bbooth's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Black in color with a nice beige nitro head. Aroma of roastiness and alcohol. Start was very malty, middle became more complex but slightly overpowered by the alcohol flavor. Finish was bitter and dry, warming. Mouthfeel was nice and silky.....hmmmm beer.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloshgator (441) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
BJís Tatonka Stout is a decent quaff but nothing special. Low aroma coming from a dark pour with a foamy tan head. Taste is chocolate dominant with a hint of coffee notes. Finish is clean. Not a bad stout overall, but definitely on the above average side.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Head is fully lasting (nitro). Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly malty (chocolate, caramel). Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"pretty good roasted flavors, more malty than hoppy, but NO WAY iíd believe this was an imperial stout unless i saw it for myself. body is too thin and flavor isnít big enough. not bad, just weak. too bad...AWESOME name!"

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (2198) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Draft at BJís Tysons Corner. Pours black/brown with a foamy light brown head and thick creamy lacing. Smells like sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, and syrup. Tastes like bitter toffee and burnt coffee. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Clear dark brown, almost black body, small creamy nitro brown head. Nose is nicely roasty with a bit of coffee and caramel. The flavor is way too sweet with a ton of caramel and a slight burnt rubber on the finish. Medium bodied and sticky with the usual nitro feel. Not so good this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (978) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This reminded me of a milk stout. Roasted malt and woody aroma. Dark brown, like their porter, with a creamy white head. This had a nice palate with a smooth creamy texture and relatively low carbonation. Flavor was roasted and boozy with a hint of chocolate malt. Good and not too heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Full serving on tap at the Cincinnati location, with a nitro pour, complete with descending nitro particles. They kind of linger towards the top though, strangely. Finger of khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Up front, I get a lot of dark fruit flavors in the aroma. tastes kind of English or European style, versus the assertive, bitter roasty American styles. A little bit of roast still, some dark chocolate, and coffee. Syrup, light molasses flavor. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick, sticky texture. Smooth, creamy, nitro texture to the carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, just a very light bite to it, but itís reasonable for 8.5%. Solid stout. Iíd prefer a bit less sweetness, though... (itís clear where the amped-up ABV comes from). A bit more earthy hop and roast flavors, less with the fruit please.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (604) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap - dark brown, a wall of lacing, smooth and creamy, some notes of chocolate and some coffee. Very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (195) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
At BJs. Pours dark with a white head. Tastes light chocolate and very light and malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
From a growler shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Light licorice nose. Flavors of coffee, licorice and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.


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