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RATINGS: 811   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a thick, pillowy, reddish brown head. Scads of lacing. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, espresso, dried dark fruit with spicy, earthy notes. Flavor follows aroma. Balanced sweet and bitter. Interesting twist on an imperial stout. Palate is thick, slightly syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep brown pour with a light head. Aroma of molasses, rye, chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is light roast bitterness, along with a hint of chocolate sweetness. A bit of hops on the finish. Interesting and good brew.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours motor oil brown, opaque, with a light brown head. Nose with maple syrup, brown sugar. Nice thick mouth feel with velvety carbonation. Medium to full mouthfeel starts bitter with dark chocolate moving into a fig, molassas and subtle alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbrock81 (309) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours opaque brown/black with a huge tan head that lasts a long time. Aroma is sweet, molasses, bread, and some earthy yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet, with a bit of roastiness in the background, and a bit of hop bitterness on the finish, but lots of dark fruit and syrup sweetness. Palate is fine, with a nice light carbonation and thick mouthfeel that one would expect. Overall it’s not bad, but a bit too sweet for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, and grass. Flavor of black licorice, dates, roasted malt, light plum, and chocolate with a somewhat chalky mouthfeel and dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1056) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Black pour from bottle with a nice, off white head. Aroma is booze and hard candies. Taste is booze, milk chocolate and some smoke. Small bite at the finish. Very solid stout, one I would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle at Euclid Hall in Denver. Dark black pour with small tan head. Great nose and flavor or chocolate, figs, smokey malts and spice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle, pours black with creamy tan head. Nose is loaded with sweet cocoa, roasty coffee, abd pruney port wine. Flavors are very raisin forward like an abt, some coffee roast and chocolate, spicy and bready yeast finishes with a touch of dark candy sugar and phenolic yeast notes. full mouth feel and lively carbonation. a solid Belgian impy stout in a nice 12oz/4pk format.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one! Black, with a rocky brown head. Sweet aroma - chocolate, some fruity notes, and I’m gonna say hickory. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises - chocolate and fruit, then a woody flavor. Pretty good, actually. Also, it seems a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting, which works really well here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours dark with a thick brown head. The aroma is rich and malty with lots of roasty smells with coffee and chocolate. This beer has a sweet dark chocolate flavor with malt and molasses. Though the flavor is somewhat sweet, this beer has enough bitterness to balance the sweetness nicely. This is a high alcohol beer and it tastes like it a bit. This is a solid dark winter stout.


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