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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7912) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
122111 bottle thanks to billschmeinke. Pours with a inky consistency, black hue, tan head, rich chocolate, marshmallow, iodine, licorice, campfire, dates, deep caramel and toasted malt. Milk chocolate. Flavors are aged. Soil, licorice, nutty, iodine, chocolate. Ashy, brown sugar, marshmallow, quite sweet, campfire. Fading, ashy, meh. Medium-low carbonation, rich body. Kind of faded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2011 Bottle. Super thick black wax showed a rusty cap underneath. Uh oh. Pours ink black with quickly fading medium beige head. Smell is thick tarry malts, chocolate, sugary residue , hints of dark fruits. Taste is a very mellowed out chocolate, coffee, spot on sweetness, a bit of char, some anise. Really just a smooth finish. Finishes medium to full, medium sweet with the creamy residual mouthfeel. Not overly complex but quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Almost totally black, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso and bitter cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds and dark chocolate on toast. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottled on 02/23/10
Tasted on 1/7/13 from a 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours extremely dark brown with an average brown head that very slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super dark with tons of coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, a touch of smoke, and an almost fruity molasses note. The flavor is the same with the coffee, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, smoke, and just a touch of vanilla and nice bitterness. The body is full with average but soft carbonation and a long bitter dark chocolate and coffee, lightly smoked, and hint of vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keir (181) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Nose of coffee, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla. Sweet, toasty malts, hint of alcohol, coffee, bitter. Really nice but could use some age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from cory_king (thanks Cory), pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of smoky malts, coal, chalk and bitter cocoa. Flavour is very coal-like, with a chalky-feel. There is some light smoked malt, a bit of roast, and loads of coal and chalk. No sweetness or roast - this is really overtaken by the coal and chalk. Full-bodied and thick like tar. A drinkable, but flawed impie. I wonder if this is what they were going for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2010 vintage shared at the Star Wars tasting. Big thanks to Mike (mikeincharleston) for the bottle! 22 oz bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Bottled 12/21/10. A: Pours a very dark black with a thin mocha head forming on the pour. Subsides to thin cap that leaves minimal sheets of lace behind. S: Roasted malts with a subtle dark fruit note in the background. Definitely sweet figs and more earthy dates. Dried oats and some light chocolate. T: The roasty of this guy is crazy. Roasted malts and dried oats. Dark fruits with a dark chocolate bitterness. There is some light smoke to this and the finish reminiscent of sweet malts. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a below average carbonation level with a heavy drying from the roasted malts. O: Definitely a solid stout. Not out of this world, but it was aged nicely and I look forward to trying a fresh batch of this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-08-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours black with a light-brown head. Kind of a standard boring RIS, with your typical coffee/chocolate interplay and maybe a little smokiness and bread. Doesn’t stand out whatsoever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3097) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. Thanks Jonathan! Blackbeerd appears a near black with a small, tan head. The aroma is extremely roasty, potentially masking any of the more subtle flavors I might discover. The beer is definitely tasty. There is a slight hop bitterness in the finish. I found the carbonation level too low for my liking. This was a decent beer, but not quite in the upper echelon of imperial stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
From some notes I just found. I’m 90% sure they are from sometime in 2010. Bottle from Nathan, it says. Thanks xxxNateballzXXX This was a point in the night where I just started writing down numbers and illegible one word deScriptors for each category.

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