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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Aroma: A gorgeous melange of Coffee, Chocolate, Roast nuts and liquorish. Appearance: Pitch black with a light brown head Taste: Massive hits of Chocolate and Coffee along with smoke and toasted grain along with note of tobacco and bitter orange. Palate: Thick almost like lightly carbonated whole milk... far more pleasant than it sounds. Overall: Absolutely epically massively massive beer. Very bold in all regards save hops as it has next to no bitterness from them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle.Black and poured with a small head. Slightly smokey and very hard hitting as you would expect.. It takes no prisoners and as is this breweries style is very expensive-not forgetting its strength. Save up and buy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 bottle at home. poured black with a quickly dissipated caramel head. smoke tones, vanilla, peat, big whisky flavours, dark chocolate, cherry fruit notes, taste was pretty smooth for the 15 abv. Price is Way to high

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNowPlease (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, black, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
Imperia stout 15% vieilli en fûts ayant contenus du Whisky de l’île de Jura. couleur noir, nez légèrement fumé, sur le moka, le toffee, le cake de noël... Bouche un peu boisé et vanillé, légère fumée et encore moka. Les 15% se sentent pas. Pas trop mon style mais très bien fait.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark black, slight head. Aroma is big dark roast, sweet, whiskey, wood, chocolate, booze. Flavor is similar...it is very sweet with a deep bitter woody middle and end. Feel is viscous then dry, dense, and dusty. Intense...and not easy but not that difficult. Nicely done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (651) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
Aroma is huge peaty smokey, liquorice and more. Flavour is huge bitter, roasty liquorice, deep iodine, smokey long lasting deep liquorice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma offers lots of fudge and smoke - not necessarily peat smoke. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is tangy and acrid with a dark chocolate component. Finishes tangy, moderately roasty and moderately bitter. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2932) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Brown bottle, 330 ml, lot 206, best before 28-09-22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: woody, whisky, roasted malt, burnt malt, alcohol, vanilla, slight peat, slight iodine, alcohol, light toffee; mouth: woody, whisky, roasted malt, burnt malt, alcohol, vanilla, slight peat, slight iodine, alcohol, light charred malt, light acridness, toffee, light alcohol warmth, finale in whisky with presence of caramel, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick and lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, lot 206, meilleure avant 28-09-22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 novembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, whisky, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, alcool, vanille, très léger tourbe, très léger iode, alcool, léger toffee; bouche : boisé, whisky, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, alcool, vanille, très léger tourbe, très léger iode, alcool, léger orge carbonisée, légère âcreté, toffee, légère chaleur d’alcool, finale en whisky avec présence de caramel, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante et légèrement huileuse; en résumé : très bonne

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from BrewDog Website. This inky black beer pours without any sort of head. It has a very thick oily mouthfeel, rich chocolate and liquorice flavours, notes of smoke, leather, burnt currants, vanilla and a whisky sweetness with a very powerful warming finish.


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