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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours black-brown with a foamy beige head. The nose has burnt wood, whiskey, dark fruits, mild chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, boozy, some dry chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Modest warmth to finish, some baking cocoa, light warmth. Pretty decent balance. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11656) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, prunes, smoke earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, tartness, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown, slightly red color, though mostly clear. Thin light brown head. Couple ropes and dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Good dark roast, light dark chocolate flavors, hint of dark fruit. Nice longer roasty bitter aftertaste. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Alcohol pretty well blended. Impressive imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Inky black pour. Aroma of dark chocolate, and hint of smokiness. Nice, medium body, smooth mouthfeel with a very slight bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pour is close to black, with some coffee colored edges. Small tan head. Aroma is sticky - roasted malts, charred wood, musty, caramel. Flavor is extremely roasty with some dark fruits and vanilla in the finish. Tastes like an oatmeal stout mixed with a smoked ale, strange.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours a lighter only black with medium sized dark khaki head. The head fades down to a thin layer, and leaves a spotty lace on the glass. The aroma is got some great pieces to it. Vanilla, some espresso, a hint of chocolate, and a little booziness to go along with it. The vanilla and a roast malt are prominent on the lead of the taste, and then it fades into a bit of the espresso, keeping the roastyness. It finishes a bit dry, and a touch thin, but overall, it's a very solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber at my place with group. Pours black with grey head. Aroma if whiskey, barrel, malt, chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, delicious. Finish is long and bourbon. Mouthfeel is mediumish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown to black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, char, dark fruit, larger hop character which mostly works, and some smoke. Not as big as I expected, falls off just a touch at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (10508) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, very nutty, slight anise and milk chocolate. Jet black with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malts, booze and some dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and no significant bitterness, but lots of boozy heat. Like it a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle share with xdtfx. Pours almost total black with minimal head. Nice carbonation. Coffee bourbon roasted malts and some hops deliver a delicious flavor. The alcohol shows up much more as it warms. A delicious brew to be sure.


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