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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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 (1080) - 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 tinglin & backed w/ heavy malts. Its deep & dark w/ a bit of smoke&roast. Charleston Beer Exchange @ $11 a 22 & thats not cool but bottled on 02/23/10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Dark pour with a fluffy tan head and drippy lace. Aroma is roast, dark fruit and espresso. Silky body. Flavor is, fudgy, roast, chocolate and molasses. Finish is slick

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2008 Vintage. Poured a clear mahogany color with a beige head. Nice and roasty sweet malt aroma. Some hoppiness and light alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt flavor to start things off. Chocolate notes. Hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a lively mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle sampled on 7/10/08: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a wispy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel and a touch of milk chocolate. Body starts fairly full and earthy dark caramely sweet with nice milk chocolate and roasty coffee notes. Finishes drier, bittersweet and crisp with a touch of warmth. A pretty well-balanced imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009

Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass:Fullers snifter.
Appearance:Black pour with a thin tan head.
Aroma:Smoky with chocolate and roasted malt.
Flavor:Roasted malt and smoke.
Palate:Medium body with mild carbonation.
Overall:Body needs some work, but it wasnt bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate tasting. Black in color with a tan head. Aroma is roast, smoke, and chocolate. Flavor is pretty nice, more of the same, with coffee and hops as well. Palate about medium for the style with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall a solid RIS from SC.

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