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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Dak. Black pour with a small foamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Roasty flavor with molasses and licorice. Thick on the palate. Good brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
This batch was bottled on 12/21/2010. Aroma:The aroma is of sweet dark malt, with slightly burnt roasty overtones. There is also chocolate and dark fruits present. Appearance:The color of the beer is black and opaque. The deep mocha colored head is thick, rich, lustrous, and long-lasting. Taste:Tons of roast malt, dark chocolate, licorice, and coffee flavors are present in the foretaste. The strong bitter hops come out more in the midtaste. The aftertaste is mostly faded coffee and roast malt. Palate:The body on this one is lighter than I expected, and the carbonation was good. This beer has a nice creamy feel. The aftertaste has a little hop astringency. Overall:I enjoyed this beer a lot, it’s a great roast-driven RIS with a lot of complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle... Tar black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Great retention. The rich, roasted bouquet is a mélange of molasses, licorice, sassafras and cola. Full-bodied with a silky, buttery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is a deeply roasted, fairly bitter blend of licorice, blackstrap molasses and charcoal. Lengthy, bitter, blackstrap finish. Bottle courtesy of dosbeerigos!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sampled at a Freetail release, bottle share. Pours near black with just a bit of off-white head. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, roasty and a bit of alcohol. Flavors follow the nose and is meaty (smoke related?), fresh coffee and a nice lingering coffee (and some hops) bitter finish. Medium to full mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
smag og duft af karamel, kaffe, chokolade, røg,træ, kælder og grape. Portvinagtig og vinøs. Er kaffesort, uklar. Bitter og meget sød .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2824) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to the BeerSommeliar. Big thick black pour with a thick tan head. Dry roasted grain, chocolate aroma. Lots of chocolate, some smokiness, medium thick body and a nice hoppy bite somewhere in there. Tasty brew, would like to age it a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s "Has anyone seen my stool?" tasting.
Black body with a tan head. Lots of chocolate malt and a good dollop of fruit. Slight soy and a good amount of alcohol showing. Faint spice and coffee in the finish. Ok, just a little basic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Dark black body with a large foamy tan head. Big roast and chocolate aroma. Big roast and chocolate flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1603) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Aroma:humel citron malt lakrids tømmer Ud.:kulsort uklar Skum:hvidt korthold rolig E.smag:sød lidt bitter Krop:medium til fuld For.:cremet Brus:livlig f 66cl døe ho 31/8-10


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