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RATINGS: 889   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.

edgallow's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750 ml pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoky malt, cocoa and coffee. Taste is also coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ByTheirLimpin (52) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured a jet black with a fine foamy tan head. Nose is full of malt, caramel sweetness. Had a huge roasted palate full of char. Tart, rounded with a sugared smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (316) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a dark black colour with a little beige head and lacing. Aroma of banana, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of coffee, smoke, alcohol like, vanilla, and a little butterscotch. A nice beer..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige creamy head on top. Sweet, roasty, malty, vanilla aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, roasty, malty, vanilla, caramel, hint of chocolate. A quite superb Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Nice dark black/brown color with a aroma of Belgian yeast and faint roasted malt. Body is a little thin than anticipated, but works nicely with all that is going on. Not the best imperial stout I've had, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, rostad malt, torkad frukt som plommon och fikon, vanilj, kakao, mokka, espreso med toner av sirap, brunt socker, korn, karamell och lakrits. Torr, lagom sötma, pepprig och örtiga toner, välbalanserad, rund och len, fin beska. Enastående gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1008) - - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Rich, roasted malt with Belgian yeast, dark fruit and chocolate malt notes. Beautiful black pour with a thin light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt with a bit of spicy Belgian yeastiness to go along with a silky smooth mouthfeel and full body. Finishes nice and smooth with chocolate and a little bit of dark fruit to round it out nicely. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Dark in color with off-white head. Aroma is an odd blend of Belgian yeast and sweet roasty notes. Flavor is roasty followed by sweet dry fruit with a light bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
This imp stout poured a deep black with a big, beautiful brown, creamy head. Scents include coffee, cocoa, and light smoke. First swig had substantial carbonation with a thick, med sweet mouthfeel. Flavours of coffee, smoke and roast most prominent. Finish is roasty and smoked and lingers for quite a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (794) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Very dark, cola looking beer with a frothy, brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate and dark fruit. Tastes of dark/bitter chocolate, some plums, raisins, and hints of molasses. Bittersweet cacao finish. Some spices finish up the flavor profile. Chalky and dry mouth feel. Flavors open up as it warms a bit. Excellent balance of sweet and bitter in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of sweet but yet roasted malts, dark choco, dark bread, tar. Taste is complex and brings a plethora of taste experiences. Prunes and raisins, sweet dark fruits, burnt caramel, nuts, black peppercorn, tobacco and sea salt. Very complex and superb.

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