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RATINGS: 923   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (137) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (181) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a rich black with a decent head. Lots of dark chocolate a roast. Slight alcohol. Very smooth.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1410) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is malt, roasted coffee. Flavor is moderately sweet with chocolate, mouthfeel is velvety, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with only moderate presence of alcohol. My absolute favorite Imperial Stout,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (2033) - Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours inky black with a huge dark mocha colored head and spiderweb lacework coats the glass, beautiful looking beer in my tulip. Aroma is chocolatey and dark fruits, prominently plum, mildly spicy. The taste is creamy velvety chocolate with a sweet dark fruitiness, mildly dry bitterness, espresso coffee is there too. Body is huge, creamy, carbonation is medium. Great beer, what I love about it is the Belgian yeast doesnít overpower any of the other flavors, everything blends wonderfully, will savor my other three bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
climberbob (439) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12 oz bottle. Roasty, chocolate aroma. Completely black with a thin tan foam. lightly bitter, umami, full body, thick feel, average carbonation. Everything a great stout should be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (368) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Big, big, big stout. Reminds me of the first Guiness Extra Foreign I ever tried over 30 years ago. Pours out midnight black and a thick brown head. Rings of lace on the glass. You can smell all the goodness they brewed in such as espresso, figs, and a bit of cinnamon. One of my favorite stouts sampled this year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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