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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zgpt (31) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours black with small dark tan head. Aroma is rich and slightly sour. Deep rich deep and very slightly sour with hints of earth and smoke that do not interrupt the smooth sweet and sour overall flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a large crown of a tan head. Aroma is notes of dried fruit with hints of roasted grains and mocha. Taste is dried fruit, coffee, chocolate and dark toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2240) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with slight reddish tint, foamy tan head, mocha aroma, high carbonation, mocha taste with some forest fruits, thick body, long bitter mocha finish. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (987) - - MAY 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2016 Pours Black, clear color, with very stable creamy light brown, beige long lasting head. Aroma; intense aroma of dark malts, which takes on espresso coffee, milk chocolate, salty licorice, supported with hop aroma, which takes on dark fruits, plums, prunes and supported with slight spiciness. Similar are flavors: intense roasted malt flavors, with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, salty licorice, with hint of mint, very well balanced with hop flavors, which takes on plums, prunes...Finish is slightly sticky, dry and roasted bitter. Body is moderate fulle, texture is very smooth (oat of course!), carbonation is medium. Strange mix of belgian yeasts and english malts, but it works! Very good belgian style imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (319) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Taste: Smooth, rich, semi sweet malty roasted notes. Big complex smokey malty aroma. Black/Brown, mostly opaque with a large dark tan head, some lace. Medium/Full body, 60 IBU’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
basaywhat (173) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours tar black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oats. Roasted malt, coffee, flavor with oats, hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KCWarrior (9) - Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2016 does not count
A carmel head when poured leads to a smokey, roasted taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2016
Sampled in a glass that was poured from a bottle, this impy was a dark brown – black in the glass and gave a one finger or so of light tan bubbles that receded to a ring and thin layer with a dime size center mound of bubbles, it left some nice spots and small fingers of lacing that rolled off, the aromas were roasted malt, cola, a little chocolate and molasses, faint coffee, very faint dark fruit notes, a bit of licorice and some roasted malt (almost burnt)/smoke in the background, it had flavors of roasted malt, some coffee and a little dark chocolate, some dark hard candy and molasses, there was a bit of licorice, tree bark and earth notes in the background, the finish had roasted malt bitterness with a little burnt malt astringency and some hop bitterness(?), the roasted malt bitterness hangs on, roasted malt and coffee like flavor follows, the mouth feel was almost full, it coated the tongue and was creamy, and it had average carbonation it was a roasted malt impy, the nose was weak at first but grew a bit stronger as it warmed up, the flavor was roasted malt with some coffee and chocolate, it was a pretty good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (508) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Poured from 12 oz into a teku glass. Dark brown with a smallish tan head. Nose is roast and dried dark fruit; raisins, dates. Taste is more semi-sweet, with a bitterness on the tongue. Medium bodied with a nice creamy texture. Nice sipper, and not as boozy as i would expect of a 9.7%.

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