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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Blake at STL RB gathering, thanks man! Poured side-by-side with Bourbon barrel version. Pour is less viscous black than the barrel aged version with almost no head at all. Aroma is roasted malt with musty notes and a wet-concrete-like aroma that is minerally. Also hints of cocoa powder. Flavor has roasted malt and ashy notes that are absent in the barrel aged one. This is a very earthy and rugged brew. Not bad, but significantly different that the barrel-aged.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! This was a long-time want. Bottled 12/21/10. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small tan head. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, charred wood, dark chocolate, licorice, black olives, and molasses. The flavor delivers the same notes, with more intensity in the roast and some dark fruit to boot. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Solid imperial stout but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was very roasty with lots of chocolate. The flavor was of some prunes, molasses and was both sweet and bitter with some chocolate and coffee. A very good Imperial Stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tasted from bottle at 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering, side-by-side with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel aged version. Fun label. Poured an opaque black color with average beige foam. Possessed most of the typical Imperial Stout aspects, but also some unpleasant sour and soy sauce problems. Hopefully this was just an off batch. I do love that they use so many organic ingredients.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) Black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavors of coffee, toasted malt.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2245) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Another winner by COAST. Lightly smoked malt brings a nice complexity and richness to the flavor profile. Lightly chocolatey and delicate with a smooth unassuming finish. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Coast mah southern brotha from another motha. Huge roasty aroma. Very smoof. Come to my window.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor has roasted malts, sweet malts, dark chocolate, light dark fruity notes, and a hint of smoke. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle from SpencerDB, thanks man. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol notes, caramel. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, sweet dark fruit. Tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #118. Dark black with a chocolaty brown head. Nice sweet chocolate aroma, mild. Roasty with a bit of a spiciness too, sharp roastiness in the finish. Nice stout. (2054)


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