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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Holds its head well. Aroma is pretty smoky and bacon-like. There’s a chocolate milk thing going on. I like the mouthfeel and the nice almond nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Black with a beige head and decent lacing. Molasses, caramel, coffee, alcohol, and lactose in the smell. Sweet milk chocolate, molasses, and licorice in the taste. Seemed a bit more like a Baltic Porter, but it was still enjoyable. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I’d definitely drink it again, though it sounds pretty hard to obtain another. Thanks to DicksMcGee for the sample.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 Mahogony tinge black with small head. Banana some flower chocolate roasty in smell. Chocolate, hops, roasty sweet taste. Very light on the mouth. Porterish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to dicksmgee, thanks for sharing something for once! Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma had chocolate, toffee, and a hint of caramel. The flavor was very similar. Again, chocolate, coffee, toffee, a slight hop bitterness and some brown sugar. It had a slight pickle flavor that I get with a lot of strong wheat beers. Finishes really smooth, not much hint of the abv%. A little thin for the style, nothing really stands out to me. Very drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, caramel, chocolate, and some earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, chocolate, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle, shared. Pours black with a small head. Fairly light body for an impy stout. Nice aromaxs of chocolate and coffee. Hides its alcohol very well, fairly smooth and nice flavors of cocoa, coffee and some chocolate. The lingering finish brings the alcohol out in a more pronounced way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Blackbeerd
Date: April 05, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate and a touch of dark caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate character, nice caramel sweetness comes in for balance, plenty of hops add flavor and balance, touch of roasted esspresso, light bitterness in the finish

Name: Blackbeerd
Date: March 28, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
rich and roasted, bitter dark chocolate, caramel sweetness comes upon warming,

Name: Blackbeerd
Date: July 04, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2010
Aroma: sweet fruityness coming out in the aroma
Flavor: richer chocolate flavor, roasted following

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Draft, Gene’s - Poured a dark chocolate brown with a frothy but thin caramel head. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes sweet with an alcoholic kick at the end. Lacing marks each sip of the beer on the way down and makes for a beautiful glass when finished. Enjoyable but very heavy and hard to drink more than one. Fantastic representation of an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
The aroma was chocolate and roast with an nice presence of caramel and a fruity nature. The beer contained a nice espresso roastiness and a light bit of alcohol coupled to raisins and dark fruit. The beer arrived brown, well, black, with a ruby highlight and a brown head which stood tall and fell slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was nice chocolate with a roast and fruity ester presence. The fruit becma dark with raisins and a grassy bittering a acrid dark grain acidity. The finish was dry with lasting chocolate and dry cocoa into the aftertaste. The body was almost full with a moderately low level of carbonation and a nice texture on the palate. A pretty darn nice Imperial Stout! Small glass at EVO. Listed at 10.6% ABV.

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