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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This deep, dark, viscous brew stands up to other imperial stouts, delivering big flavors in a smooth, balanced and easy-drinking package. Robust and chocolaty with a hint of hop freshness, it’s the perfect beer to warm up with as winter cold sets in.

Malt Profile: 2-row, ESB, Aromatic, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, c-120, Brown, Black
Hop Profile: Nugget, Centennial
Yeast Profile: Cal Ale


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4779) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2015
This looks excellent and smells nice. the initial flavor is quite chewy and tasty but then it gets a little sweet. the sweetness brings it down to just an average beer for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3970) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Pipes of Scotland (2014 vintage). Midnight black with big tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, light alcohol and vanilla. Taste is complex and rich, smooth coffee, milk chocolate, mellow roasty notes and warming alcohol in the finish. Really nice stout

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (128) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black, clear, brown head Taste: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Most excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2702) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at BBB, Gothenburg. Black beer with a small brownish head. Coffe and chocolate aroma with licorice and tar notes. Hoppy, coffee and dark chocolate flavour with dark bread notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2585) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Black color with a weaklight beige head with medium duration. Aroma has notes of chocolate, light black coffee and dark ripe fruit. Flavor is roasty, some sweet notes with ripe fruit, light licorice with notes of coffee, Good balanace between alcohol, coffee notes and ripe fruit. Smooth final with creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinkable in spite of the high alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (340) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Sample from bottle at the BeerTemple. Thank you offwork barman. Pours black with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of coffee, alcohol, roasted malts. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol in the ending, bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (248) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little head. Roasted aroma with coffee and chocolate taste. Sweet after taste with caramell notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1935) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Tap @ Craft & Draft. Black color. Uneven beige head, stiff, good lacing. Aroma’s: roast, coffee, slight sourness. Retronasal: roast, mocha/sweet coffee, light fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, moderate bitter. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes with lots of roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6701) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
22 oz bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, ash, moderate roasted bitterness to the finish, even a hint of coffee, pretty solid, straight forward imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2681) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light grain, licorice and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice and light bread. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.


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