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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Hasn’t been a 6% english stout for 5 years, from what I can tell (and it was called Stoopid Stout then). Bomber, pours pretty dark, as usual. Feel is medium bodied and smooth. Maybe a touch lite for 9%, but solid. Simple beer, but tasty...mostly chocolate and roasted malts with a little back end bitterness but more sweet in nose and flavor than anything else. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, white pepperiness and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1- brownies and cocoa 2- dark brown with a thick tan head 3- Coffee roastiness with a bitterness to support 4- full bodied with a dry aftertaste 5- A very big beer that is balanced well and easy to drink

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter, roasted malts, lots of coffee. Finish coffee and bitter chocolate.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, Sebletitje!)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark chocolate for the malt, light burnt herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with vanilla and alcohol in the background. Head is small to average, frothy/creamy, light tan with good legs and lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation an a sticky and lightly alcoholic finish. There’s both bite and smoothness in this top notch Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2014
Chocolate-y aroma; a lot like brownies. Cocoa, sweet, roasted malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Dark pour with tan head. Bomber from whole foods, smells bitter like chocolate malt, taste is espresso and chocolate, great stout.]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma is fudge brownie, caramel, sweet cream. I found this very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1567) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Pours super dark brown with orange highlights and a tiny tan head. The smell is roasted malt, licorice, molasses and slight smoke. Taste is roasted malt, char, wood, molasses and licorice. Medium/full body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1279) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bomber, labeled as "Stupid Stout" and 9.0% abv. Pours a viscous black with a tan head. Aromas of burnt chocolate malt, coffee, some roast. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of chewy chocolate bar, powdery cocoa and roasted barley. Bitter. Thick. Finishes semi dry with a colon cleanse burn. Decent, not great.


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