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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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As dark as the legend of Blackbeard himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like the blast from a cannon, hops are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, this one packs a punch.Ingredients: Two-Row*, Munich *, Black, Caraffa*, Roasted Barley*, Smoked Malt, Oats* & Extra Special* Malts, Magnum and Palisades Hops, Ale Yeast and tripled filter water. *organic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Strong coffee and cocoa aroma. Black cherry, bakers chocolate and a roasty black malt flavor. Some coffee in the finish....nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bomber from the 1st batch (bottled 2/18/08). Poured clear, deeper brown (but nowhere near black) with a spotty cap of tan head. The aroma picked up buttery molasses and black patent malts with an enjoyable kick from the smoked malts around the nose.. this seemed past its prime both in malt degradation and the lack of appreciable hops. The flavor found the same malt bill and smoke presence as the nose.. grainy molasses and black patent marred a bit by butter cream, with nice smoked malts around.. again the hops were barely there, just showing a little earthy bitterness with coffee and smoke on the edges. Medium-plus bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. moderate roast.. methinks this just didnít hold up that well. Iíll try a fresh sample if presented to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
A: Pours a dark black with a small head. Light retention and some spots of lace. S: Lots of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and band aid. T: No band aid which is a good thing. Very roasty toasty with light chocolate notes. There is a molasses or dark fruit like sweetness before a nicely hopped bitter finish. M: On the fuller side of medium, nice carbonation. D: Drinks pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (4077) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Draft at Brewvival: Smoky nose. Brown with a huge brown head, good lacing. Smoked flavor of rancid meat. Charred oak finish. Alcohol evident. Could pass for a rauchbier but not a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bomber, bottled on 02/22/10 and consumed fresh, just two weeks later. Courtesy OrlGamecock. Pours a very dark mahogany color that shows a bit of translucency at the edge. A small, smooth head of dark khaki to light brown foam leaves dense, scattered spot lacing behind on the glass. The nose is based in dark, bitter chocolate and roasty coffee, with hints of anise and maybe a bit of burnt oats. Flavors are very darkly roasted, showing more bakerís chocolate, bitter cacao, toasted barley, and coffee beans. Earthen hops impart a good amount of bitterness, while touch of scorched molasses sweetness brings things back into balance. The body is substantial, but well short of full, sporting an even-keeled carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a very nice and well balanced brew, but itís not something to go crazy over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. Very nice IS indeed... Pitch black pour with a big tan head which lasts... big roasty aroma with some licorice and sweet malts... very smooth and frothy body with some dark fruit notes. lingering roasted finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Very rich and malty. Large notes of espresso and dark chocolate. Very dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pours black thick and opaque. Very roasty in the nose with some chocolate malts and mild coffee notes. Bitter roasty flavor with a hint of sweetness. Good stand to be a little thicker and creamier for an imperial stout, but overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2010
bomber. Dark brown ale. Boozy jaw tingliní & backed w/ heavy malts. Its deep & dark w/ a bit of smoke&roast. Charleston Beer Exchange @ $11 a 22 & thatís not cool but bottled on 02/23/10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
22oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-Thanks bobby8405 [and great meeting you!]-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy hops bite.

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