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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Rating #1530 - 18.03.2015 - On tap at Coronado. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, espresso. Taste is bubbly mouth feel, bold earth and coffee layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Centennial hop bite provides a fresh hop hit that’s rare but not unwelcome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1287) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
2014 edition, 650ml shared bottle at home from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is small, brown, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is roasted malt, light smoky, flavor is toast, roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee, herbs. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter, later also hoppy. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy dessert beer, simple but tasty, takes long time to drink it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (116) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Svart med ljusbrunt, stort skum. I doften finns rostade toner, choklad och lite kaffe. Smaken är ffrämst 90-procentig choklad men även lite kaffe och lakritsbeska på slutet. En maffig imperial stout. De Klomp 2015-10-03

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (608) - - DEC 11, 2015
Opaque. Full body, dense flavor, smooth texture, low heat, long palate. Bittersweet, crispy acidity. Coffee flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Nearly black pour, brown head. Roasty and dry with a good hint of licorice and chocolate. Tasty stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
On tap at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Dark malty smell with chocolate, also milky. Creamy and milky taste with dark chocolate, caramel and milk chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Looks like a stout. Very dark with some red. A tan head. Nose is sweet lactose with chocolate. First sip is very roasty with much less lactic. Chocolate is under that. That ABV is not tasted at all. This is really smooth and rich. I love that this is understated. With all of the fermentables here they could have tried to go crazy but kept it modest. Nice! The final sips brought roast and more chocolate with oranges, including zest. Lactose reduced. Grain is more noticeable. This is good stuff. Dangerous, too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours very dark brown being almost black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Full body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is very rich with the coffee and chocolate and a hint of citrus. Fruit appear as it warms. Good balance. Bitter finish Really really good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (804) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Fat bishops Örebro. Nästintill svart vätska. Rostad doft med kaffe och mörk choklad. Fyllig munkänsla med mörk choklad, sirapslimpa och kaffe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1529) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Samle from bottle at Porterfestivalen 2015, Göteborg. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, malty, coffee and chocolate. Warmin alcohol finish. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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