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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours black, with a thick, foamy tan head that settles to a substantial lace - dry cocoa/bakers chocolate hit the nose first, followed by some spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, noticeable rye, peppery character, some notes of molasses far in the back, light hints of smoke and cloves - full carbonation, semi-soft in the mouth - some sweetness up front, but this is fairly dry for the strength - a lot of cocoa, some tobacco - some spicy, slightly bitter rye combines well with some black malt bitterness - notes of licorice/anise, warming spices - touches of smoke around the edges that taste like a product of the yeast - a few other mild, belgian-ish phenols and spiciness - finishes dry, with quite a bit of alcohol warmth - a little too much so - a fairly solid take on a belgian-style stout - it’s just a little too hot in the finish.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DrewFace (801) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Big roasty aroma, dominant. Hints of bittersweet chocolate and chocolate malt. Translucent dark brown color, brown head, seems thin and watery. Roasty, harsh, metallic, astringent mess....ahhhhckk. Lingering harsh bitterness and metal, seems to have been aged on pennies. Few sips in, can not finish this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (992) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a a dark brown with a rich dark tan head. An an unassuming stout aroma. Full in the mouth. Some jagged astringency. Ripe banana, bread, smoke, and earthy notes. Belgian yeast has dominated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (349) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 8, 2014
This is an imperial stout for those who prefer balance rather than a weight toward chocolate or toward roasted. Pitch dark, of course, with a chocolatey, mocha, crisp, dry finish. Overall, an outstanding stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreek314 (1) - - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
The pour is a nice coffee black color with a beautiful tan head. The aroma has a strong coffee note with a fruity element to it. The taste gives you a fruity chocolate/coffee flavor with a malty finish. A little boozy but not too bad on the Imperial stout scale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1101) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2014
.355l bottle from Alko Flagship Pours black with high light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, syrup, chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, some alcohol. Flavor is coffee, alcohol, roasted malts, dark bread, burned, plums, bourbon notes. Bitter and dry finish. Swell!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7566) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark puor with a massive tan head. The head is beautiful and by reading the label i can see that belgian yeast is the culprit. The smell is pretty stnadard for an imperial stout: cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, sweetness, dark fruit, really nice. Falvor is dark cocoa, belgian yeast character, hint of soy but a cripser imperial stout abv considering.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
khhoeie (48) - NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
Interesting. I could very well drink quite a few of this one. It tastes just enough and is just "light" enough to be a tasty'n'easy beer to enjoy in larger quantities than one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2x12oz bottles poured into a man sized mug. Looks black and thick. Aromas of heavy roast, some anise, some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Taste is lightly bitter and semi-dry. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, coffee and some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel for an impy stout. Finishes roasty and bitter. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6096) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle @ Johns. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, dark chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. 300914


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