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RATINGS: 775   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Rather different from a lot of imperial stouts, but in a good way. The Belgian yeast and German hops add nice touches but donít overpower the beer, which is very vinous and complex. An excellent imperial stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (251) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Black and inky with finely beaded tan lace. Intense aroma of coffee, liquorice and burnt raisons. Beautifully rich, not thick or syrupy. Flavors of coffee and dark fruits follow through to the finish. Almost acrid, but not in a bad way. Maybe a double robust porter?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Dark black pour into thick tannish-brown head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing and a swirl of pooling foam. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Intiial flavor of sweet dark chocolate that fades into a smoky oak barrel finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle poured black with a brown head and good lacing. Aromas are of smokey fig, toasted malts and sweet dark fruits, subtle undertones of hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of biter sweet dark fruit, dry malty undertones with hops tagging along. The finish is a dry bitterness, with fruity notes. Awsome beer, it is reminiscent to Serpent Stout by Lost Abbey.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
86Moose (61) - - NOV 30, 2012
Boulevard has scored big with this stout. A deep, rich aroma with hints of coffee and nuts. A bitter finish with an after bite.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick but dissapating coffee head. On the nose there are plenty of burnt malts with a decent offering of espresso. Taste us very bitter with a distinct belgian fruit yeastiness with heaps of spice and raisin. Smoked malts coming through strongly on the back of the palate

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (179) - - DEC 31, 2012
Roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark pit fruit esters present. Moderate hop aroma, but balanced well with fruity Belgian type esters. Finishes very smooth. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful pour! Midnight black, with a towering, cascading head that settles into a frothy, tan topping. The aroma is daunting, rich with nearly-burnt roast, and alcohol. Drinks with a full body of toasted oats, and a nearly whiskey-like burn. Good stuff! (#4959, 3/18/2013)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Raidskinsfan (1) - - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
Very nice Stout, My 4 pack had a yearís worth of dust on it - so it may not have been as fresh or pampered as it should have been. Very nice nose on this Imperial Stout, full bodied taste and an interesting finish that is a little too complex to describe accurately, but it is close to a cross between a Maple Porter and a Black Strap Molasses Porter. I would love to taste this fresh on draft - since Iím a Raiderís Fan may need to plan a trip to Arrowhead so I can get the real thing live, itís that good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Clear, deep dark brown (black) with great densely creamy dark brown head about one finger that sticks nicely to glassís edges while I tilt it. Looks great. Sweet and roasted with bit balancing bitterness, licorice, ripe dark fruits, chocolate, bit spicey. Lively and nuanced aroma. Full palate, soft but roasted and bitter, drier than aroma but sweet notes are here also, finish is sweet, alcohol present but under good flavors, full body, soft carbonation. Great beer, welldone all the way, looks, aroma, flavors, palate, balance, lively and lots of character, highly recommended!


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