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RATINGS: 746   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
12oz bottle from Highland Beverage- Hiram, GA -----> tulip. Pours deep black with small, disappearing khaki head. Aroma is slight coffee, dark ripe fruit, and red wine. Taste is heavy Belgian yeast, sweet fig, and mild roasted coffee. Palate is nice and thick and smooth. This one comes off more on the Belgian side than the stout side, but itís still a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2012
this beer pours black with a light brown large head. This beer tastes of sour dark fruits, sour raisens,dark malts and lots of spices, the alcohol taste is over bearing and it has a bitter after taste. Not my favorite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ERB92 (229) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had this many times, but Eric brought to our tasting today and I realized Iíve never rated it before. Easily one of the best impy stouts to come into Fort Wayne within the last few years. A bit on the dry side with a nice hopped precense. I prefer mine soppy sweet, but style wise itís spot on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Aroma is smokey, clove, alcoholic, roasty. Pours dark with lasting tan head good lace. Taste of smoke, citrus, spiciness, slight sweetness, lighter body than expected, some light bitterness, belgian sourness. long smokey chocolate and sour finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a massive tan head. Slowly fades away to a 1/2" cap. Nose is roasty malts, figs, raisins, caramel, very rich aromas. A bit lighter smell than a lot stouts Iíve tried. Taste is rich, similar to a Trappist quad, but with a slight bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel, medium/heavy carbonation, very drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle to glass. Aroma has heavy chocolate and coffee. Black pour with large tan head. Slightly drier than most imperial stouts. Bitter finish with lingering coffee. Very excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Thanks theTomg. This one was simple but good. A bit thinner than would would expect by looking at it. Simply sweet throughout. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (214) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
Sampled at the Texas Craft Brew fest, my score is based off of some incoherent notes and a 2 oz sample. This one did stand out for sure. A rich graininess with malt, Chocolate and Espresso. A highlight of the fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (213) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Black pour with creamy brown head. Espresso and bitter chocolate on the nose. Dry roasted qualities, exceptionally smooth with little evidence of sweet higher alcs. Finish is remarkably clean, with chocolate covered coffee beans. Thick, but not viscous or cloying.

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