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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Like India Pale Ale, Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high percentages of malt and hops to help them 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, and oats. A portion of the batch has been aged in whiskey barrels, then blended with fresh ale before bottling. Za Vas!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1511) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottled. 2013. Pours black with a big cream head. Aroma is huge roast and malt, some wood and faint citrus. Flavor sweet chocolate, coffee, roast, alcohol. Barrel comes through in a smooth long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Pours pitch black with a compact tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, honey, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1590) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
its good, but i didnt find it to be overtly impressive by any means. maybe try again someday.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Corps moyen, équilibre entre les sucres et le vieillissement en barriques. Déjà vu mais conception sans faux pas.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
27th March 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Lorna. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and slightly soft with very fine carbonation. Spice. Licorice. Light dark malt cream and a touch of cofffee. Tangy dark fruits well integrated with a little tangy whisky. Spicy finish, smooth and dry,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours deep black-brown with a thick, tight beige head. The nose has lots of burnt wood, toasted marshmallows, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, some more burnt wood, cedar, rich chocolate, torched earth, dark cherries. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with sticky chocolate, more burnt earth, torched wood, dark fruit, alcohol. Very nice. Deep, robust.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to Lorna/Helen/Adam. It pours black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, chocolate, rocky road, vanilla, fudge, coconut and marshmallow. The taste is roasted malt, toast, toast, chocolate, earth, alcohol, whiskey, wood and light vanilla with a dry, toasty finish. Fulling body and moderate carbonation. Decent stuff all round.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle of 2013 Vintage. Dark brownish black pour capped with a thick layer of cappuccino foam. Aroma blends roasted malt, burnt dark sugars and chocolate with a bit of vanilla and charred oak around the edges. Aggressive notes of bittersweet chocolate, whiskey and molasses upfront along with some espresso, black cherry, dark fruits and smoky roasted malt toward the end. Mouthfeel is naturally thick and creamy with moderate carbonation and just enough alcohol to hold all the rich flavors together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a dark dryness with some light bourbon. Appearance is black with a good size tan head. Taste is a sweet darkness with some booze. The bourbon flavor kicks in at the end. Palate is dry and boozy. Overall, a good barrel aged stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma malty grains, cocoa, lightly toasted. Full body. A little alcohol but not much. Flavor is a good balance of dryness and sweetness. Malt and grain mostly. Some cocoa/coffee. Don’t get much wood or anything from the whiskey barrels. Not as much roasted flavor as would usually find in such a stout. Don’t get me wrong this a very good beer, but I was just a little let down by the lack of complexity.


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