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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Scottish yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2014. Really astringent. Bitter chocolate. Lots of grain and oatmeal. Coffee. Stone fruit. Alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (726) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 11, 2015
750 ml bottle, 2013 vintage, 11.8% abv. Pours very dark, with good carbonation and a nice tan head. Aroma of whiskey and malts. Taste is rich and complex. Notes of a good imperial...malts, wood aged. I think the stout almost seems more like it was aged in wine barrels than whiskey barrels, but the flavor is still very good. Thumbs up for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2015
KRS 140815. Black colour with a brown head. Flavour is alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, chocolate, molasses, sugar, caramel, bread, cocoa. Full body. Pleasent very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap. Dark chocolate, lots of plums, figs, raisins, some coffee, some earth. Firm mouthfeel, with elegant carbonation and high viscosity. Tremendous under the palate! Fruity sweet, chocolatey sweet, roasty bitter. Again, plums. A hint of pepper. A splash of EtOH, but delicately so. Definitely on the sweet side, but it is fruity and involved, every sip being more interesting than the previous one. Outstanding and immensely satisfactory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle..
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09, bought from Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruitl.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, vanilla, alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart,Oljeaktig konsistens. Lite karbonert. Beige skumtopp. Smaker Mørk brent malt,eik, whiskey,lakris,vanilje kaffe,brent karamell. En særdeles god imperial stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (240) - - NOV 15, 2015
2015 edition. Very dark black and thick on the pour. Intriguing acidic cherry aroma with some toffee and sugar. Huge brown head that dissipates extremely slowly. Really nice sweetness on the front with a touch of alcohol on the back. The heat is getting to me after a couple sips

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
appearance: very dark brown, thick and creamy chocolate milk colored head; rich legs. aroma: big nose full of chocolate, some molasses, a lot of vanilla, a bit of caramel, smoke and raisin. taste: intense dark chocolate, coffee, and treacle, with molasses, vanilla-whiskey-smoke, dark wood. finish: lingering sweet dark chocolate and a decent touch of booze, but not hot. notes:2013 vintage aged in whiskey barrels. Really nice. Full-flavored, big and sweet. Glad I laid it down for a couple years. The boozy edge was smoothed nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1422) - - NOV 14, 2015
750ml corked bottle, 2014 vintage aged in whiskey barrels. Rich bourbon aroma with vanilla, wood and chocolate notes. Pours deep black with large light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with excellent roasted malt and sweet chocolate flavors to go with a full body and slick rich mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with rich bourbon, vanilla, oak and just a bit of booze. Really nice bourbon stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
2014 - Aged in Whisky Barrels. Pours a purely opaque black with a heavy and thick tan head than subsides slowly leaving splotches of tan lacing. The nose is rich, heavy and hot with booze. Big barrel and wooden notes with heavy bourbon-esque notes. Very rich and full bodied with a heavy roasted malt bitterness, cocoa, vanilla, light anise-seed. Slick and viscous body. Love this beer with the heavy barrel notes affecting the profile alot. Earthy and warm on the finish with lignering booze and wood.

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