Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
22oz bottle. Opaque brown black body. Thin beige head. Very creamy and mellow at least for the style. Smooth chocolate, maybe a hint of vanilla. Toffee, caramel. Classic. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle - Pours black with a ring of tan head, Nose is dark, roasty malt with a little smoke, ash, and oatmeal. Taste is chocolatey with oatmeal, espresso, and a dark ash malt base. Slick and thick with mellow carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas intensos de toffee y café dulce. Cuerpo medio con inicio dulce acafetado, chocolate, toffee y final de amargor tostado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium, dense, mocha colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa and burnt caramel in the nose. taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee notes, soft floral hops, burnt caramel, light vanilla and cocoa. Body is medium-full with a chewy, dense carbonation. Rather sticky as well. Ends with a touch more vanilla , dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt malt, burnt caramel, cocoa and faint floral notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kundera89 (12) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma a caramelo puro. Sabor INCREÍBLE a cacao, café, toffe. Muy buena torrefacción. Imperial stout genial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 This looks excellent and smells nice. the initial flavor is quite chewy and tasty but then it gets a little sweet. the sweetness brings it down to just an average beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Pipes of Scotland (2014 vintage). Midnight black with big tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, light alcohol and vanilla. Taste is complex and rich, smooth coffee, milk chocolate, mellow roasty notes and warming alcohol in the finish. Really nice stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black, clear, brown head Taste: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Most excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at BBB, Gothenburg. Black beer with a small brownish head. Coffe and chocolate aroma with licorice and tar notes. Hoppy, coffee and dark chocolate flavour with dark bread notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Black color with a weaklight beige head with medium duration. Aroma has notes of chocolate, light black coffee and dark ripe fruit. Flavor is roasty, some sweet notes with ripe fruit, light licorice with notes of coffee, Good balanace between alcohol, coffee notes and ripe fruit. Smooth final with creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinkable in spite of the high alcohol.

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