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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you wonít believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, chocolate, oak aromas. Burnt, roasty, chocolate flavors. Iíve never been a fan of Cathedral Square, but I was quite surprised by how good this one was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (1070) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2013
Once poured, this beer is black as sin with a medium tan head, and the aroma fuses the strong scent of roasted malts and a subtle undercurrent of wood fire. The taste is quite umami, mildly sweet, and slightly bitter, which makes your mouth muscles pucker ever so slightly with pleasure; furthermore, the palate combines a medium body, thick texture (the two of which in combination make for a very complex mouthfeel, especially once the umami is factored into the equation), soft carbonation, and a long and slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with some tan head. Aroma and flavor are roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Not bad, good alcohol on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanfitz (9) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
One of St. louis best local imperial stouts. Thick and creamy, roasted flavors but not smokey, and a good alcoholic bite. Great price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark. Strong. Espresso. Thin tan head. High alcohol. Pretty tasty. Centennial beer tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured an opaque, nearly black colour with fluffy beige foam and lace. True-to-style stout aromas and flavors: malty, bready, toasty, roasty, fruity, caramelly, low hops. Elevated alcohol, warming but not harsh. Medium-heavy body, lower than average carbonation, lingering tart and toasty aftertaste. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle via phaleslu. Pours dark brown in color with a medium plus sized dense khaki head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise, herbal hops with a hint of char. The flavor has roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise, char, dark caramel herbal and earthy hops. Perhaps a hint of espresso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz bomber pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste is the malt, spice, cocoa and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Secret Santa jmagnus - thanks, dude! Wow, drinks pretty light for 10%. Hefty body, with LOTS of carbonation. Chocolate, mild tartness, and hints of anise in the nose. Rich and chocolatey flavors, with healthy amounts of roasted malts, and maintaining the anise/tartness intersection. Solid RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours black with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor of highly roasted, almost bitter malt, touches of coffee, licorice, chocolate. A little bit of alcohol bite. Medium to thick body. Best thing Iíve had from this brewer.

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