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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Deep and dark as a cold winter night… The Frost Monster is lurking. This beast of an ale started out as a pilot batch concept by packaging line veteran Justin Perrone. Thinking of his own monster (dog) “Frost” he wanted to make a beer that had intense flavor, aroma and strength. Working with Brewmaster Scott Vaccaro and Head Brewer Scott Tobin they came up with an Imperial Stout only befitting its title.

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Brewed with a massive amount of malt to give it the rich, roasted and smokey flavors expected of such an ale. Black in color with a head as white as the beast itself. Drink it this winter or lay some down for winters to come.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nice example of a Imperial Stout. Very drinkable even with a 12% ABV. A distinct flavor doesn’t stand out and that’s not bad thing. By that I mean there is not a chocolate, coffee or a roasted flavor that is singularly dominating. It just means it is a beer that is well rounded and crafted very well. Really balanced for an Imperial Stout.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9955) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a small creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a bind melange of brownie brittle, sorghum molasses, toasted oak, vanilla and chocolate creme with big-time roastiness. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Roasty, carbonic, charred flavor with a lingering, moderately bitter finish. Rock solid imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2015
12 oz bottles purchased from the brewery 12/28/14 and consumed shortly thereafter.
Dark ebony with a light tan head that shows moderate retention. Did not determine the clarity, though there was little/no sediment remaining in the bottom of the bottle, so I’m guessing this is filtered or lightly so.
Shockingly tame in the nose, or at least "tame" relative to what I was expecting seeing the 12% abv. Fudgey malts are dried out by coffee and bitter cocoa notes while creamy vanilla sugars and juicy, wintergreen and pine-like hops add complexity while retaining balance. No sign of the alcohol....very strange. Aroma strength is medium-high and smells more like one of the lighter English varieties (though the American hops are dissimilar to those).
Flavor begins with some challenging roasted barley bitterness that is quickly swallowed up by big chocolate and fudge sweetness from the malt. It tapers off nicely towards the finish leaving light vanilla, mild hop bitterness (pine, orange, grapefruit) and dusty dark chocolate notes in its wake. Body is medium for the style, perhaps even medium-light. It’s not watery or thin by any means, it’s just not your thick, chewy, motor oil Imperial. VERY hard to believe this is 12% abv and I’m guessing that’s a very ambitious listing by the brewer. Blindly I’d put this stuff in the 8-9% abv category and while that may be a complement to the beer’s fermentation and cellaring, if it is indeed in the 10%+ abv range, I’d still highly doubt it. Nonetheless, whatever the abv, it’s a very well-done, balanced and flavorful stout. Don’t know how long this has been brewed, but would really like to try some older vintages.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2015
bottle pour dated 11112014..pours a dark black with a decent sized mocha tan head...nose is a combination of soy/molasses/roasted malts..mouthfeel is interesting with initial sweet creaminess followed by roasted nut/booze soaked marshmallow and finishes with a lingering strangeness that is mostly dominated by soy sauce and some excess sweetness,not sure if this hit brandy barrels but there does seem to be some time in some type of barrel that adds to the depth here, overall not bad, interesting imperial stout to say the least.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
EBF. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, alcohol, nice chocolate/coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (121) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Heavy malts. Bittersweet, roasty, and smokey. Boozes shows in flavor more than i typically like. Study yet active carbonation. Our after taste. Not one i enjoy. If the booze was more subdued, it might have been a different review.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks David Cohen. Black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, roast, a bit of licorice and some booziness. Bittersweet roasty flavor, kinda boozy, with coffee, roastiness, some dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. Medium to full-bodied. A bit too boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2028) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, thanks, medium bubbly beige head, stab le and a little stiff, coffee aroma with chocolate cake and a rubbery hint, dark chocolate flavor with some carob and quite boozy. Drinkable but alcohol is overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Big good flavour, well roasted, a tad smokey. A big beer, drinkable, yet alcohol well hidden. Black bodied with 3/8" inch brown foam retained, above average mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (330) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Smooth imperial stout. High alc. A little bitter. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2365) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at keg no 229. Deep black color with no head. Taste is sweet and extremely malty with an interesting aftertaste. Doesn't come off as an imperial stout


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