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RATINGS: 43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Main aroma is chocolate but there is detectable burnt malt. Med body or better. Itís quite bitter. Probably from hop, but with the chocolate itís much like baking chocolate. Rather unique IS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, mocha, vanilla and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee and light licorice with a smooth dry lingeing roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to jdskinns: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a fresh piny hop nose with some roasty dark malty notes and a touch of espresso. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark caramel maltiness with rich roasty notes and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced, true to style and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours very dark brown/almost black with tan head. Nose and taste of burnt chocolate, smoke, burnt coffee, ashy chocolate and vanilla. Medium body. Not the best imperial stout Iíve had but it works for some reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Randallís. Nice to see a new local imperial stout. Pours a deep, mostly opaque dark brown with an initially very large, rocky, frothy tan head that leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, deep, dark, and roasted malts, earthy hops, and cocoa. The flavor has the same amount of bitterness from super dark chocolate and earthy, citrusy hops, along with coffee and more roasted malts, and cocoa. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, bitter mouthfeel. The body thins as it warms. Impressive first crack at an imperial stout with a lot of hop character. Reminds me a lot of Great Divide Yeti.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, and brown sugar. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy/Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, roasting, coffee, light cocoa, burnt wood, and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full body. Sticky, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, finish is lightly sticky and dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4479) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A rich black pour. A smallish tan head stays. A roasty coffee nose. The flavor is big coffee with dark fruot and fudge. Hops are fairly big and seem to be European with some sulfur. This was nice. This would be wonderful aged in whiskey barrels.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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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