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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light dry coffee notes and black chocolate notes also noticeable. Taste is also a mix between some roasted malt notes with light dry coffee and some black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with nice smooth texture and ABV is well hidden. A bit short on complexities but still an enjoyable imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
A black body with a brown head that had great retention and some nice lace. Roasted malts, leather, alcohol and a bit of ash in the aroma. Flavor had mostly roared malts. Some mild coffee and alcohol. Smooth body through out. Moderate mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is coffee, brown sugar, light molasses and wood. Creamy medium body with a soft tingle. Taste is cocoa, coffee and again molasses with a roasty, slightly smokey, finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some chocolate and roasted malt nots as well as some ash and dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2288) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle from a trade a while ago, pours pitch black with a really thin light tan head, aroma is of roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate coming through, nothing crazy though, the flavor has a heavy chocolate front end with a finish of booze and roast, still kind of one note though, only good thing is the 12% is pretty much completely hidden, not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Mr Smith. Opaque brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and dry with fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with a bourbon biscuit streak. Mild dark chocolate. Light bitterness in the airy dry finish. Not bad but wants something else.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, big thanks to the Leightonator, 24/06/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and edgeing. Nose is big roasty pops, hint of booze, earthy cocoa, dark toffee, mineral notes. Taste comprises rich dark toffee, molasses, dark chocolate, light mineral wash, spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light roast and booze in the finale. Ok impy, drinkable but a touch basic for this venerable style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in NYC. Pours black-brown with a creamy khaki head. Rich chocolate on the nose with nips of alcohol, burnt wood, ripened dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with slight smoke, strong roast, burnt earth, wood, alcohol, dark cherries, rich bread. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with lightly bittersweet cocoa, roast, scorched earth, burnt sugars, dark fruits, raisins. Punchy stuff but very nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is sweet chocolate, earth, roasty, toast, mild acidity, over-ripe fruits and brown sugar. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, mild acidity, coffee, burnt stuff, pepper and booze with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Ok, but substandard for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle sample during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours dark brown in color with dark reddish highlights and a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, earthy notes with a moderate smoked character, light caramel with good bitterness to the finish. Doesn’t drink like 12%, but doesn’t have the mouth feel either.


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