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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Black’s Dusk: a hearty stout brewed with brown sugar and oats, aged in red wine barrels for 5-8 months. With its robust, silky quality, a hint of red wine and toasted oak it seems to parallel a dusk occean swell. This beer is to be sipped and savored with friends just as you would savor the last moments of daylight at the beach.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5802) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade (sorry the name rubbed off). Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma had wood, roasted malts, dark fruits and red wine with mild sweetness. The flavor had a nice blending of red wine vinous notes, wood, and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate. medium bodied and pretty tasty. I like what the barrel did for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has red wine, berries, roasted fruits, dark chocolate and bit sorbus. Flavour has sorbus too. Very interesting flavours but it feels like the imperial stout is not just good enough. There is potential to be much better beer than it is. Bit watery winey palate. Strange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown, almost black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, red wine, some butter and wood. Rich flavour of roasted malts, strong wooden notes, red wine, berries, herbs, burnt bread, grassy bitterness and mellow sweetness. Full bodied. Very smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful balance. Brilliant stuff. Really unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, red wine, berries, cherry and some sweetness and mild sourness in the aroma. A bit of an unexpected aroma. The flavour is dark fruits, bitterness, mild sourness, milky roasted malt and slightly fermented berries. From dusk till dawn. Highly drinkable for a 10% Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (505) - - SEP 8, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Bill, thanks man! Pours a dark brown nearing black with a dark beige head that lingers and heads toward the edge. Light passes as maroon when backlit. Aroma is sweet and vinous: toasted malt, dark fruits, wine like complexity, anise bitterness, oak sweetness. Flavor is same with dark fruit (black cherries) dominating, and a certain cinnamon-like spicy complexity from the carbonation. Medium to full bodied, sugary viscosity, and a roasty brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave. The beer is dark brown, near black, with a quarter inch of oily beige collar. Aromas of dark fruits, berries, chocolate, oak, red wine. Vinous and chocolaty. Medium sweetness throughout with a tannic finish. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1608) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Halo of tan head. Coffee. Vanilla. Light, roast coffee bean. Mostly sour cherry, raspberry, and woody, red wine vinous, though. Taste is tart dry. Palate is all that, which is fine if you’re ok with the tartness. I was expecting some richness that didn’t materialise. Same for the finish. Hard work by the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
28th July 2014
Opaque black beer, good tan head,. Palate is fairly light, crisp and semi dry. Mild dark malts, just a bare whisper of roast. Light and bitterish wood. Good rich red wine tang and red berry fruits. Touch of vanilla. Light dry finish. Pretty light and tasty and easy drinking for an IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6393) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
50 cl bottle. Date of minimum durability: 06.06.2015.
Pours pitch black color with a huge beige head. The aroma on this one is not what I was expecting, lots of dark berries, blackcurrant and faint raspberry, then come the intense cherry-infused wooden notes and red wine, typical chocolaty notes and dark malts are there too. Already without taking one sip I’ve been enchanted by this brew.
Frankly, at this point I’m almost too afraid to taste it in fear of ruining the experience.. ..but luckily this tastes very nice too. The dark berry tone is strongly present on the flavor also, slightly chocolaty malts with faint wooden notes and hints of red wine. Oat is only present on the aftertaste. Tasty, yes, but the body could be a lot sturdier, slightly more oily and with faint coffee and more chocolate this would be close to perfect.
I really do like the berry nuances here, not too overwhelming but still they are the dominant part of the flavor. Nice balance, like drinking berry granola. All in all, a must try and an interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is red wine, chocolate, taste is dry, winey, sour, chocolate roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at CGarvie. It pours deep brown with a light tan head. The nose is rich, roast, earth, rocky road, brown sugar and candy. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, mild acidity, jammy, plum, tang, blackcurrant, Granny Smith apple and sherbet. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. A bit tangy.... So-so,

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