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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 20, 2012
Aroma of coacoa, roasted malt and vanilla. Pitch black pour with a medium brown head. Solid flavor of roasted malt, coacoa and vanilla with a bitter finish. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle split in #Arch, LKS celebrator, thanks to Fergus 19/06/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a well appointed beige covering. Nose is cocoa powder, dark fruit rinds, light roast, coffee bean. Taste comprises earthy roast, bitter dark chocolate, coffee grinds, light spice, fruit cake underlay. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough impy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 4 July 2012 -- I really liked this stout. Super dark deep and roasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17924) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
19th June 2015
Bottleshare thanks to MrFrog. Opaque dark brown beer, good yellowish tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Airy creamy dark malts, mildly sweet. Touches of roast and coffee. Dry spice precedes a dry finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5257) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from kris wines. Shared at Leighton’s party. Aroma is really dirty earthy coffee, toasted coconut, berry, raspberry fruit, dark choccy gateaux. Flavour is choccy powder. Dark roast, milky choc. Berry. Dark black forest gateaux. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin tan head. Palate is full and smooth, creamy and rounded. Lingering earthy coffee. Roast good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8834) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, oily, dark chocolate, toasty action, varnish, spice, cake and some unami. The taste is smooth, bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, toffee, light alcohol, coffee, light spice, mild acidity and some alcohol warmth with a dry, toasty finish. Medium - full body, sticky mouth-feel and fine carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13855) - 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 (2041) - 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 (895) - 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 (8437) - 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


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