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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 won’t believe.

   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 (1394) - 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 I’ve had from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of jaminjohnson. thanks, ben! pours a dark, cola-brown capped by a thick, fizzy, khaki head that leaves light rings of lace. aroma is damn nice with notes of dark chocolate, cake batter, roasted coffee, and toffee backed by herbal hops, smoke, and light anise. flavor is delicious with big, roasted malts, wheat toast, dark chocolate, and espresso backed by caramel candies, licorice, and piney, herbal hops. palate is medium bodied with heavy carbonation and an intense, lingering roasted finish. overall, a damn nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber from Wind and Cheese in Clayton. Pours a dark brown... Fairly thick, but maybe a little thin for style. Head is fairly large and fizzy at first, but it dies to a nice lacing in the sides of the glass and a quarter inch of dense tan foam. Aromas are a little bit faint... but foreshadow roasty malt with a decent amount of chocolate to it and a little smokey peat. First sip reveals that this is a very astringent take on the style... Lots of bitter dark malt hits heavy right as beer meets palate. A little bit of a cola like mid palate development yields back to a bitter dark malt finish. This is an adequate Imperial Stout, but it misses being a complete and full complex take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
It poured a brownish color with a light tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, some coffee and a little burnt malt. The taste was similar with a medium body and a touch of bitterness. A decent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
22oz. bottle, ~6 months old. Aroma of dark chocolate, mild roast, some coffeeish tones and very mild dark fruit in the background. Solid black in color with a fine, uneven light tan head and respectable lacing. Flavor is comprised of sweet, toffeeish, chocolate malts up front, fruity yeast and mildly bitter hops about midpoint and a roasty, somewhat drying, almost burnt finish. Some alcohol character detected late. Unusually thin, slightly watery feel on the palate, although it features sufficient carbonation and a full body. The best offering from this brewer as of yet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22 oz bottle into tulip brown with thin head. Smells of coca with a medium mouth feel. It's ok thiner and browner then expected for the style. A little dyatical it seems. Maybe a bad bottle? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
tulip. poured blacked small tan head with a clean body. Smells like roasted pine nuts. A medium bitter hopy taste upfront, right in the middle there is a bit of sweetness leaving you with with that sensation from the smell of roasted pine nuts and chocolate after taste.Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; black with lacing. Smells and tastes decent; dry and roasty. Mouthfeel is average. Meh.

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