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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
Shared by Maek at a dark beer tasting, it poured a dark black with a brown head. The aroma was nutty, bitter chocolate with some coffee & umami notes. A med-full body gave me roasty coffee plus chocolate flavors with some umami savouriness. Not bad but probably the most standard stout of the night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours almost black with a creamy, tan head. Slight lacing. Nose is malty with yeast notes and a hint of chocolate. Taste is on the edge between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Well balanced. Medium body, lively carbonation, slightly astringent finish. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
18/I/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle as Coronado Stupid Stout @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-99) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, aery irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: grains, bit dirty, some chlorine, caramel, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of chocolate, toast, mocha, grains, bit hoppy, coffee, very dry. Aftertaste: hoppy, bitter ending, mocha, coffee, charcoal, little fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2014
22oz bottle. Deep brown with a big foamy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, milk caramels, coffee and nuts. Flavor of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel and no alcohol. Medium to full body with a soft mouth feel. Not bad, a bit sweet though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
Bouteille 66cl, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Brune foncée, col épais moka. Arôme est chocolaté très dominant, notes caramel et grillées. Peu en terme de houblon et une bière de type Imp. stout qui fait force au niveau des malts. Palais est similaire avec une dominance des malts, grillé, chocolat et grains le tout sur un fini procurant une amertume houblonnée fort agréable. Le tout reste porté sur des notes de café présentent à chaque gorgée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Sebletitje. Black with a mocha head. Sweet touch boozy nose, liquorish, syrup, hint molasses, caramel, mocha. Taste is sweet, malty, toffee, mocha, touch liquorish, plenty of mocha. m/m body. Simple, nothing earth shattering but very substantial never the less.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG14 Pours black , small grey foam . Smell is rather sweet, roasted malts . Good carbonation . Dark malts in the taste . Bit bitter, bit sweet . Some coffee . Some booze

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (365) - - JAN 16, 2014
From bomber. Pours dark with a finger of light brown head. Mild aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste follows suit. This beer is perfectly fine...nothing outrageously special, but fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and dulce de leche benefit from roastiness and minty hops in this smooth Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-An initially generous head of foam dwindles atop the blackened dark brown.
-A splash of alcohol appears in the finish.
-The mouthfeel is rich yet approachable.
-This is neither very complex, nor very memorable (for the style).
-If I had gotten this blind, at home, I would have bet on Simple Malt Imperial Stout.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, chocolate, and flaked oats. Great, hearty flavor of smoky malts, dark roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Moderate alcohol warming. A nicely done imperial stout.


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