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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by Caesar. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee. Tastes roasty, coffee, chocolate, nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bomber. Old. Black. Tan head. Smells like powdered cocoa mixed with instant coffee. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of smooth, creamy black cock sauce with chocolate milkshake and Hershey’s syrup. But not that sweet. Lots of man protein. Good. I like.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnomungus (84) - - NOV 11, 2014
So very, very black. Initial taste is a bit sticky, with burnt caramel and pepper. A strong, half piney, half coffee bitterness asserts itself quickly, and the whole shebang parties on your tongue for about ten minutes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2014
missed this rate. This is a good classic chewy imperial stout. Solid in every aspect, though not a favorite in any. Not through any fault of it’s own, I’ve just had some bad arse impy stouts. you definitely get some oak and licorice in the nose and flavor, as well as some roast, cocoa and light coffee. Chewy and slick feel. Warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Black with a pretty, big brown head. Nice aroma of roast, coffee and a bit of licorice. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with coffee, a bit of licorice and a burnt bitterish finish. Full-bodied. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). This vintage is 8.8%. Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, roast, and hops, with what seems like a touch of mint as well. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 65cl, at 8.8%Vol, exclusive American brew, with licorice, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew, yet expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared with Posey at Cooking Club. Pours an opaque brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is roasty and lots of coffee. Flavor follows with lots of coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Pour black, small grey head . Smell is coffee , bit bitter , bit sweet . Taste is coffee (intense ) . Thick mouthfeel , low carbo . Bit bitter , some sweetness .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5015) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of deanso. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sweet malt boozy alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.


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