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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. Brewed in late December of every year,this imperial stout ages for one whole year before its release.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Brown, Carafa Special, Crystal;
Spices: Brewers’ licorice;
Hops: Galena, Saaz;
Original gravity: 1.088;
Alcohol by volume: changed from 9% to 10.3% to 8.8%.
Release date: December 1.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Fergus. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some milk chocolate, mellow roast, old coffee. Medium sweet flavor with earthy bitterness, more chocomate, dried berries, burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more burnt wood, milk chocolate. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
shared bomber bottle, poured an dark black colour with a tanned head. nose of dark bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, raisins, dark dried fruits, caramel sweetness, vanilla notice, licorice, long lasting bitter aftertaste, soy sauce, earth, kind of a herbal aftertaste. nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (916) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2015
Color negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de cereal, tostados y chocolate. Cuerpo sedoso y denso con sabor de multas tostados, chocolate y final de amargor moderado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rolyasm (5) - Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
When you want a bitter stout, this is the king. Hangs on your tongue for ever, more than any other beer I have noticed. Super creamy. If you want to enjoy this beer, get a spoon. Booya!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Draught at the Caldera Brewing Co, Ashland, CA. Black colour with a mid-size creamy tan head. Roasted malt, sweet vanilla, ash, The flavour is roasted malt, ashy dryness, something burned, mild vanilla sweetness notes and hops. Very rich and balanced. Excellent brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3018) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. Lots of fresh roasted notes in aroma at first, some cocoa powder and coffee is present quite strongly here. Licorice notes enters later on. Full bodied, quite bitter though. Chocolate and coffee in taste. Slightly burnt vibes later on with some licorice in aftertaste. Bitter and some notes of spicy vanilla in finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
Ik kan helaas niks over dit biertje schrijven omdat ik het in Nederland heb gedronken en geen info heb opgeschreven. Wat ik wel heb gedaan is een cijfer gegeven. Ik hoop dat ik hierdoor genoeg info voor mezelf heb creëert.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2015
650ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.

Night black colour with a big tan head. Aroma of a bit burned salty licorice. Flavour of licorice, salty, bitterness. Could be more versatile, now it’s too forgettable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3189) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
(Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 8.8% Totally black pour with two fingers of thick, dark brown head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, milky chocolate, mocha, some hops. Great taste too, sweet with milky chocolate, mocha, dark chocolate, hops, light vanilla flavour, slightly bitter finish. Not much roasted character but surely enough. Medium body wiith good carbonation, mildly sticky while creamy and smooth texture on the palate. Very nice and for a decent price for an imported bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (160) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Almost black pour with a dark beige head. Initially the aromas are pretty roasted but there is a noticable sweet malty, chocolaty quality as well. The mouthfeel is medium to full and carbonation is soft. Flavours of sweet licorice, dark chokolate, roasted malt - the usual suspects. There is a bitterness to theaftertaste that fades away after once the beer brethes for a while. After that, everything gets a litle more rounded and somewhat sweeter. Nice traditional impy..


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