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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9281) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottled at Porterfestivalen 2015, Göteborg. November 14, 2015.
2014 version as of teh bottle.
Black color, brown head. Malty, sweet, some alcohol scent. Malty, sweet, roasted taste. Roasted, nutty aftertaste. Medium to full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Black, frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft roastiness on the nose and on the tongue.   Lightly sweet, dark chocolate, a touch of ash and even pasture.   Fairly smooth despite having a moderate body and mouthfeel.   Comes across as fairly solid.   Good example of an Imperial Stout.   Not all that hoppy either, very light bitterness.   Has a good balance.   Yep, solid.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3119) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-9-30 (backlograting) Riktig stora toner av bitter choklad. Lite vanilj väger upp och gör den rätt len

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2912) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 On tap @ Haket Pub. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1438) - 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 (11825) - 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 (2672) - 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 (1289) - - 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 (474) - 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 (3671) - 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!


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