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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a large tan head, some lacing. Taste of coffee, fruit, and faint molasses. I liked, but it was not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2010
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Chocolate and light coffee. Chocolate with a good malt bitter a hint of abv and astringent. Foamy thin and watery. ok beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Bottle from Halls. Pours dark black with a large head response. Smells of dark malts with an alcoholic sweetness. Slight butter flavor with roasted notes. Finishes dry and bitter. A little disappointing. 3.1
RE-RATE 1/3/11 courtesy Mora2000. Pours a very dark brown color with a tan bready head. Aroma is dry cocoa with dark bread and chocolate roast. Flavor is roasted malt, a little sweet and smoky notes. Finishes dark and roasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks tytoanderso!! - Pours thick and almost black with a huge tan head...aroma is roasty, slight metal, dark chocolate and anise, dk fruit...flavour is pretty similar, astringent and roasty, burnt wood, plum...finish is bitter and lightly tart, with a lingering alcohol burn...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nose is good, strong cocoa powder and prunes, body is thin and slick. Taste is astringent and toasty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pours very dark black in color with a tall, slow fading, small bubbled, tan head. Aroma has a very strong burn malt nose, mild coffee presence followed by a lower yeasty and light rye malt note at the end. Flavor has an early light dark, very bitter chocolate that is quickly followed by a strong coffee note melded with notes of vanilla, licorice and a light plum and finishes with some rye bit, oatmeal nuttiness and a 1056 yeasty presence. Body is very light with a high amount of carbonation and a very, very dry ending that creates a sandpaper effect on your tongue following a sip. Overall not too bad of a brew but the flavors are extremely strong for the body of the brew and seem a bit muddled up in the tasting. If the body of the brew were a bit higher, this would of been a fantastic brew. But as it stand, a bit too dry and light in body for the flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Crushed with Honkeybra at Falling Rock. Very malty and coffee. Got some burnt wood kinda flavor with a hop kick at the end. Pretty cool.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sampled at the Black Hills Beer Fest. I was excited to see this one at the tasting booth since I am too cheap to fork over an arm and a leg for a Boulevard product. I am glad I didnít waste money on this one. It pours a dark brown with a brown colored head. It didnít smell like a typical stout to me and it seemed to have some sort of a berry aftertaste that didnít impress me much. I would rather drink a Bully Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit and a bit of hops. If you like espresso you will like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Passable Imperial. Lots of well balanced malts to go toe to toe with equally generous hops. Was a bit hot with the alcohol though.


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