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RATINGS: 158   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a very dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy light brown head. Sweet roasted aroma, somewhat gluey. Solid body, sweet hard roast, raisins, somewhat phenollic, sweet roasty finish with no real bitterness. 170611

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Clear black color/ tan head. Black roast malt, dark fruit, mocha sweet aromas. Medium bodied. Sweet chocolate syrup, mocha latte, deep roast malt flavors--good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Blackbeerd is a sneaky sumbitch, wrapping its arms around you in a lovely stout embrace, all the while slipping hops into your glass when your back is turned. The beer undergoes a notable transition from dry to sweet as it warms, yet maintains a firm, bitter finish that turns the chocolate center into a smoky mocha fade. (That’s kind of fun to say: Smoky Mocha.) The alcohol tickles but doesn’t linger, making this pint disappear startlingly fast. Awesome stout. (2/10/09)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a snifter. Appearance is close to black with a short mocha head and some legs. Nose is a lot of roasted malt as well as some light smoke. Chocolate, vanilla, and some roast. Taste is overly smoked and roasty. Chocolate and coffee fall into the background. The roast and smoke work together well in the background. Drinks fairly well, but the taste is just a little too far in a single direction. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I drank this from a 22oz bomber, bottle # 2236, into an Orval glass. The beer pours black with a very light tan head that only rises a quarter of the inch, but is gone right away. The lacing is light. The aroms is on the lighter side but very nice and balanced. It starts off very malty, super great sweet notes of chocolate with a light hoppy finish. The taste is pretty nice. It starts off a little sweet then has a very strong bitter coffee finish. This would be great if it was a little more complex and had a little sweeter start. The feel is on the lighter side, with a lasting bitter finish. There is a weird metallic finish that comes several seconds later. The drinkability is ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle Date 022310; Sampled at Redlight Redlight courtesy of the Orlando ratebeer crew; January 2011
This pours from the bottle with a black color and a brown head. The aroma has a smooth roast character to it as well as hint of licorice and big, aromatic chocolate like notes.

The flavor is more roast focused than the aroma would suggest and it even gets a bit burnt and acidic from the huge roasted grain expression found in this beer; I wouldn’t quite call it harsh though, but it definitely lingers quite a bit on the palate. There is an astringency that lingers on the tongue, and this can be a bit too much at times. This doesn’t quite have the malt and sweet / rich character to hold up to the ample roast character that makes up the dominant character of this beer. In the end, the aroma had me thinking this beer was going to be more tasty and balanced than it actually ended up being; certainly not anywhere close to being a bad beer, but I definitely was wishing for more malt lushness to balance out the somewhat too overwhelming roast character

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled at brewvival 2011. Very good and roasty and chocolate and tasty. A little hot on the abv but with with a smooth coconut oil finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Joe at RBWG, the last brew of the night. Pours a totally black color with a medium tan head. A smooth fruity and chocolate nose, some light hops. The flavor is a creamy rich roasted malt and coffee beer, lots of chocolate and light metallic hops. Enjoyable and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Smokepot23 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark fruits and light smoke
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and ashy
Nice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larrewl (4) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
Appearance: clear deep dark black brown color with small brown head. Aroma: big roasty malt with caramel, dark chocolate, fruit Flavor: heavy rich roasted malts, bitterness of dark chocolate and coffee well balanced with caramel sweetness. One of my favorite imperial stouts.


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