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RATINGS: 910   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1782) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Appearance: opaque, inky black, with a creamy chocolate milk head that lasts forever in a snifter. Aroma: bittersweet and milk chocolate vie for the forefront, over a rich bed of raisins, graham crackers, walnuts, and cracked pepper, with a hint of clove. Taste: bitter, almost lactic tang of dark chocolate, followed by a wave of chalk-dry cocoa powder, candi sugar, wild yeast bite, and plums. Finish: bitter, roasty and dry, with coffee, a hint of toasty graham cracker pie crust, dark chocolate, and booze. Notes: Interesting stout. Creamy and drinkable palate; you’d never know it was a 9.7% abv beer. Smells, looks, and feels rich, but the flavors don’t overpower after the initial blast. Increasingly better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Nice coffee, roast and fine smoke aroma, a light mint note. Black, golden head. Dubbel spiciness and dryness, peppery, roasted coffee,allspice notes.relatively light body. Espresso retronasal. pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Creamy body...on the heavy side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
I love dark beers that pour with a huge down cascading head that slowly forms an opaque black brew below. Tan head that hangs around a while. Sweet, smoky ashy aroma. Interesting flavor. Light anise come first, then a smoky roast malt, vanilla and caramel.. Sip slowly, let it warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with an ever-so-thin dark tan head that quickly disappears. Nevertheless, a very appealing beer in the glass. Aroma of stone fruits with a very alcohol forward profile resembling cognac or brandy. Taste similarly follows suit with a strong alcohol profile, followed by an oaked, almost tobacco-like smoke flavor. Roasted malts emerge as the beer warms, but the alcohol and smoke remain in the forefront. Mouthfeel is thick, almost chewy, but with a prickly carbonation. A fine example of an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Big fluffy brown head witha ton of sticky lacing. Aroma is smoke, dark fruits, cocoa. Good hit of booze, followed by a nice dark chocolate, fruits, tobacco. Pretty nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Pours dark as night with a two and a half finger dark, creamy mocha colored head. The head is surprising for the style and alcohol content. Leaves some thick lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, some peat, fig, plum, some spiciness from the belgian yeast and hops, molasses. Tastes very much like it smells. At the start you get an intense roastiness. Roasted chocolate, espresso, some peat and ash characters. Then in the middle you get a lot more sweet qualities. Get the dark fruits like sweet plum and fig, as well as some milk chocolate and molasses. The finish is more roasted flavors, some tobacco, plum, some tart qualities, a lot more peat, stays sweet too. Perhaps a tiny bit of alcohol on the finish, but goes well with the intense roasted qualities. Creamy and sticky mouthfeel throughout. Pretty full body. Gets more complex as it warms. This is a terrific, complex imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1504) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Color is black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and some coffee. Taste is molasses and roasted malt middle tongue is coffee with a Smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma- molasses, rum-soaked raisins, oak, slight roasted notes Appearance- pitch black with an off-white head Taste- booze hits upfront followed by some oak, astringency, roasted notes, dark chocolate, and some more alcohol Palate- heavy but not quite on par with the flavors Overall- A hot mess mostly. Some redeeming qualities but not near enough to uplift this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4293) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head to it. Little smell, though I get some slight roasted notes to it. Dark roasted and malty notes to the taste. Not bad, but not my favorite in the style.

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