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RATINGS: 819   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2011
small bottle at the Saucer Little Rock, pours thick black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, smoke, charcoal. Flavor is big black and bitter, heavy roast, ash, light smoke, bitter cocoa. Nice and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a thick, dense light tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, molasses, black licorice, with a musty background. The flavor is black licorice, bitter roasted malt, some sweet chocolate and caramel malt. Full body with average carbonation and a thick, lush mouth feel. Pretty good beer, not the biggest black licorice fan which this reminds me of. Still a very enjoyable beer and the alcohol is very well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2011
12oz bottle from birchstick. Pours dark, murky chocolate brown out of the bottle but settles in an opaque black with a small mocha head that recedes slowly to a thin cap. The aroma is big and roasty with bakerís chocolate and espresso but has an interesting dark fruit note that I would attribute to the Belgian yeast. The taste has a light roasted character with the coffee and chocolate coming through as well as the rye, which I didnít get as much in the nose. It leads to a light spiciness in the finish that you donít normally find in an impy stout. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but comes across a tad lighter than youíd expect in the style. This is not quite the beer that the Boulevard Impy Stout is but itís still tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - APR 14, 2011
i am so glad this is always available in 4 packs. chocolate, chocolate, coffee, roasty, caramel, caramel, vanilla, black, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively, fantastic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a dark brown color with a large two finger thick tan head that took awhile to settle. Light layered lacing. Has a sharp roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a touch of licorice and smoke. Finish is dry and bitter. Full bodied. A good beer. Thanks Ty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
screigh (479) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours dark black even when held up to a light. Huge tan head with lots of staying power and lacing. Smell reminds me of sour grain. Starts off a bit sharp with carbonation and some bitterness. Wait around a bit and you get roasted grains and cocoa. I am also getting a bit of sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2011
Smells smokey / oakey? Its appearance is truly dark. Itís taste is really complex for a stout, especially if you hold it in your mouth, and while girls would probably find it too bitter somehow, I really donít. It is quite a complex palate and pretty sweet. Overall I wouldnít mind having this again, though only time will tell if I will buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oelschlaeger (13) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2011
I love the thick black stouts and this is a good example. Dark truth is a very balanced almost chocolate beer. Very satisfying and wholesome. A+

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a jet black with a nice tan head and some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit, cherry perhaps. The body is a little thin on the palate for a imperial stout, with average carbonation. Taste is a little sweet, with a big, bitter finish, with flavors of coffee and roasted malt. A decent imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pours really dark chestnut black with a huge creamy, thick, caramel head. The aroma is a bit light, but has notes of pepper and smoke with a subtle sweetness.. The flavors of chocolate and raisins with a smoky finish. The mouthfeel is as described above - velvety, creamy, but a bit lighter in body.


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