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RATINGS: 161   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 22oz bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours dark brown/cola color with some red light at the bottom of the glass. Minimal head from the pour but it swirls us nicely into a thick cake of brown colored foam. Nice nose of sweetened chocolate and roast, some toffee as well, pretty much a basic imperial stout nose but done quite well. Silky and smooth on the palate, then some faint roast/coarseness over the back, a light touch of alcohol, some very faint sweetened black plums, and you’ve got yourself a pretty nice imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Dark brown/black with a small tan body. Nose is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and roast. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with roast, cola, brown sugar and licorice. Medium/full body is a bit thin with moderate carbonation.

4
   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.

4.1
   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.

2.8
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1496) - @ $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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.8
   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

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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.


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