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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1241) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce and caramel aroma. Chocolate, cream, coffee, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, soy sauce, anise and vanilla flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, soy sauce and caramel finish. 2014

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, leather, dark malts, liquorice. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly leather, liquorice, nicely bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Wow, this is pretty damn good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (2087) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
On tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, creamy notes, hint of coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet. Nicely thick and creamy. Smooth one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (386) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, dense tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, fudge and chocolate, sweet berries. Full body, flavour as the aroma, fairly vanilla smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3306) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of roasty chocolate, some coffee, deep caramel malts. Very sugary, caramel, sweet flavor and a great example of a pure imperial stout. Well balanced goodness. Nice one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, fles van 2014, schenkt zwart met mooie kaki kraag. aroma van koffie, chocolade, lekker volmoutig. Smaken onverwacht dun, koffie, chocolade, mokka, hop, gebrande/geroosterde mout, zwakke body, lage co2, vanille, glad en romig, lange koffie afdronk. lekker spul dit .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1237) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown, almost pure black color with an off white head. Aroma is of malts, licorice, dark fruit, and a little booziness. Flavor is of roasted malts, some dark fruit, toastiness, hops and coffee. Medium full body with a low carbonation. Good stuff. I bet it ages well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a light brown head. Smells and tastes vanille creme, coffee, chocolat. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Pitch black with a small brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweet. Tastes loads of chocolate, roasty, coffee, sweet. Very nice. Full body, soft carbo. Love it.


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