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RATINGS: 42   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.


Narnad's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a deep brown black color with a tall, very creamy, tan head that has a lot of staying power. Aroma has a very full, fresh malt nose with lot of toasted malt presence, light chocolate and some burnt acidity at the tail end. Flavor matches the nose perfectly. A complex malty flavor overall with strong toasted malt notes early, a light chocolate flavor in the middle, coffee presence shows up later in the flavor and finishes with a light earthy hops presence. Body is modest in density with a very creamy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I love that this RIS stuck with the more toasted malt aspect as opposed to the more common dark fruity aspect the RIS style can incorporate. Can’t wait to get my hands on another one of these bottles.


1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BobGuts (15) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Hopefully this was a bad bottle from the brewery. Doing a beer tasting at a friends and all 4 glasses just bubbled - foamed out of control. To make matters worse it tasted so bad that all 4 of us dumped it down the drain. All 7 or 8 other beers we had were just fine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (193) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
I don’t know what to think when I see the other reviews because the aroma and taste I get from this beer is buttered popcorn. I understand that this could be from Diacetyl. But I absolutely loved this beer with this flavor. Mouthfeel is spot on as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , 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 I’ve had but it works for some reason.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Aroma is earthy malts, mild chocolate and vegetables/spices. The flavor is dark malts, spices/vegetables, mild heat and and tangy/alcoholic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (663) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Not all that good. Way too over carbed. Lots of nice roastiness but too bitter. Far too champaign with the mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (257) - Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pretty sweet...not a thick body but a medium body with very sweet, almost tart notes throughout. Malty sweetness. Not much roast to the malt. Aftertaste is like an artificial sweetener. Boozy but not too much. O.K. all around. Something about Weston Brewery beers just really turns me off...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a solid latte head. Nose of cocoa, baker’s chocolate, roasted malt, and brownie batter. Nestle Quik, sweetened chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and molasses in flavor. The sweetness is a bit much. Was initially surprised by this brew but it becomes cloying relatively quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a dark brown with a robust foamy tan head. Nose of burnt malts and chocolate. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich chocolate malts and the finish is rich and bitter. Quite tasty,.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours deep brown, no head. Nose is caramel, salt, beef broth, olives. Slight smoke, rather liquid smoky. There is some resinous hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter at the same time. Strangely watery mouthfeel for such a big beer. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, chocolate, oak aromas. Burnt, roasty, chocolate flavors. I’ve never been a fan of Cathedral Square, but I was quite surprised by how good this one was.


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