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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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You heard it right, releasing on January 24th, our first and only Imperial Stout! Definately an American take on the style. A ton of hops are used, throughout the boil, both to balance the massive amount of malt, and also to add hop flavor and aroma. A complex malt bill blends a variety of roasted malts pushing the ABV to just under 10%. Look for it on tap and in four packs very soon!


Trev's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1840) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a thick brown head. aroma is nice coffee and vinous fruitiness. some dark chocolate, molasses. Very nice on the nose. Flavour is more dark fruit. Hint of tartness. vanilla, light smokiness. dark roast coffee bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (492) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Pours a dark brown. Taste and feel overall is dry with cocoa, but lacking the richness and sweet balance up front.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (190) - - APR 9, 2014
Looked remarkably flat, even with an aggressive pour. Fortunately not as flat as it looks. Flavors of dark chocolate, licorice, plums and hints of cream and toffee. Nice tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12oz bottle from thehoff. Poured a medium density dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma has some green veggies, green peppers, syrupy dark chocolate, burnt malts, soy. Thicker body that is syrupy with light carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor > aroma, notes of burnt toast, charcoal, dark chocolate, soy. Good stuff, thanx Kyle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a black color with a small white head. A smoky cherry nose. The flavor is dominated by dry black Licorice and ash, smoke, dark chocolate. A bit unusual. Mineral flavors. Roasted malts. Interesting. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I drank this in honor of my buddy, Jazz88, who made partner at his law firm--there will be more beers toasted when weíre next together. This beer was an o.k. toast to it but not great. Bittersweet, used by another rater, is the right one, as the sweetness pops through at odd moments. But the basic complexion of this isnít bad--roasted and chocolate, moderate weight and palate, reasonably drinkable. Bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (567) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
I thought maybe mine was bad somehow but after reading some reviews maybe not. Seemed like no carbonation. No head. Big alcohol in the taste. I didnít even want to finish it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaroonOrange (124) - - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark cola color with very little head. Aroma is dark roasted grain, with butter and molasses. Flavor matches the aroma. Palate is fairly light and has a bittersweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Beer pours black with basically no head. After some swirling there is a beige ring of foam around the glass. Iím getting milk chocolate, slight coffee, some dark fruit, maybe plum or date. Maybe a tanic grain note. Some molasses. Sweet chocolate taste with a coffee bitterness. Some molasses in the middle. Mild carbonation and a medium body. Mild alcohol burn. Decent tasting beer, a bit of a different RIS.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12oz bottle. My 4pack seemed to suffer from weak carbonation. No real head at all on top of the rust y red black body. Comes across like a firkin...no force carbonation. Big roasty chocolate flavor, some mild well incorporated warmth. The flavors are nice, but the body is hollow, watery. Tasty, but clearly having some troubles on the bottling side of the equation with this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle to shaker. A milky, coffee taste; light alcohol burn. Hint of chocolate. Just so-so for the style.


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