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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Sticky and a little dry. The beer pours dark with a light brown head. The aroma is of wood and candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Wielokrotnie nagradzane na całym świecie piwo to aromatyczny majstersztyk - intensywna, mocno palona kawa, mleczna czekolada,toffi i lukrecja. W smaku solidne palenie, ciemne owoce, figi i wyraźna wanilia. Jest też bardzo gorzko, jest to odczuwalne nawet przy tak sporej bazie słodowej. Nie na darmo producent pisze o 100 IBU. Kolejne rewelacyjne piwo, które bez obaw polecam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, earthiness, and some leather on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with chocolate and roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle shared at the Midlands Tasting Group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roast malts, licorice and dark fruits. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4422) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle @ MTG II tasting at Rich’s Welfare Pad. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Aroma is musty cocoa. Taste brings nice grainy cocoa alongside a good full-bodied imperial stout character, some liquorice. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6810) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo shared during Midlands Tasting Group at Rich’s Welfare pad; dark brown pour with a thin tan, aroma has coffee and chocolate, taste has coffee, dark fruits, some plain chocolate, liquorice, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (354) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
Fles gekocht bij Vinotake in Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een To Řl Teku glas. Diep zwart van kleur, met een medium hoge lichtbruine schuimkraag die zich langzaam terugtrekt. Krachtige aroma’s van geroosterde mout, pure chocolade, sterke koffie, laurierdrop en zoethout. Het smaakpallet is medium zoet, met tonen van geroosterde mout, chocolade, en vooral later veel elementen van drop als in dropwater, maar dan wel zacht, vol en mooi in balans. Het mondgevoel is krachtig maar niet heel dik, er is een nasmaak van koffie, dennenhout en donker fruit, met name pruimen. De carbonatie is medium voor deze geslaagde en gemakkelijk drinkbare, 8,8% ABV Imperial Stout van Caldera Brewing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Very dark ruby-brown pour with a tall tan head with decent retention, that eventually gives way to a sticky lacing. Notes of roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a roasty bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4107) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aleksander (19) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
taste of roasted malt dominates and gives this beer its character, balanced by chocolate and sweet fruits tastes, well balanced, not very dense, quite drinkable for this style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy laurel smoke fruits citrus oak and bitter hops flavor roasted malts spicy citrus fruits spicy laurel smoke oak and bitter hops

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