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RATINGS: 771   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
750. Solid black in the glass with a foamy medium brown head. Nose is thick and full of roasted malt, smoked malt, burnt malt, caramelized malt... You get the idea, I think. Flavor is a lot of the same, with a little sweetness and some definite coffee/chocolate tones. I think there’s maybe a bit too much roasted malt in this, because it really dominates the whole profile of the beer. Still a very nice stout, though maybe not exactly worth the $10 I paid for it. We’ll see how I feel after finishing the bottle, though...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (313) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a black color with a thin tan head. The aroma is strong with toasty barley, caramel, coffee, some slight chocolate notes to it. The taste is slightly bitter but also slightly sweet. The beer has nice light carbonation & has a great balance for an Imperial Stout. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Poured a jet black with a big tan head that looks real frothy. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel and a touch of spice. Taste is raisins, chocolate, and coffee and a little bit of sweetness. Feels medium to full bodied and has a bitter boozey aftertaste. Really liked this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bebum (305) - - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Stout. 9.7% abv. Opaque, darkest brown, exuberant, tight knit head. Very full body and high carbonation create a foamy, velvety mouth feel. Balanced bitter-sour-sweetness, very alcoholic, fresh tasting but not sharp, intense flavors, rich but not cloying. Lots of roast bitterness, reminding one of espresso, fully balanced by the sweet flavors of raisins, dates and by alcoholic sweetness. Long on palate, bitter-sweet finish. Reminds one of a Guiness fruit cake. Delicious, dessert/liqueur course. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbrock81 (304) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ERB92 (304) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, leather, dried fruits and licorice in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a interesting, complex beer with a good rich flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 9, 2011
pours black with a nice and small foamy head rich and complex nose of roasted coffee beans, hot caramel, toffee and some malt tones as well full bodied with a real good feel. Mostly toffee, malt, and roasted coffee beans One of my favorite stouts. While Imperial stouts aren’t something I drink often, this is a real quality beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (290) - - NOV 8, 2012
Jet black pour with thin beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is more of the fruit notes with some sweetness in there. Nice carbonation and hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (289) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
This is a really good imperial stout for sure, but I wish the boozy note was hidden a bit better. Otherwise, it’s great with lots of roasted, caramel, and dark chocolate notes and the right about of smooth body...Yellowstone is America’s first national park...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (288) - Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
A tall cookie colored frothy head floats on a black body with rich dark amber highlights, the label really nails the aroma and flavor on this one, bright citrus fruity contrasting on espresso roastiness with dried dark fruit components, dry and lean overall with a touch of dark milk chocolate gaining influence into the residual, smelling this blind I would probably guess it was a Belgian black ipa, some additional herbal aromatics and treacle flavor components as this warms, tasting it would have me confused between the previously mentioned style and a dark Belgian strong, with warmth the more obvious imperial stout characteristics assert themselves, as unique as it is enjoyable

12oz bottled Fall 2013 at 55º into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

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