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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A really creamy imperial stout. A nice roasted flavor Pours with a Lacey head that maintains it’s dark complexion. A very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Nice roasty aroma. Pretty simple coffee/chocolate aromas with a similar taste. Palate was somewhat thin, but I found that to actually be pleasant and easy to drink. Alcohol was completely hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Viscous inky black pour with a initial thick rocky mocha colored head. Aroma has a nice roasted essence to it with some chocolate accents with a touch of figs. Flavor is reminiscent of the aroma with a strong fig and molasses presence, some light chocolate notes, a brief hint of smokiness, som e potting soil notes in the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and has a hint of chalkiness, which I like. Good solid, non-overpowering Imperial stout - nice not to deal with bourbon and soy sauce!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3394) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of a good amount of roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate, a little dough, and light bitterness. Flavor mainly of the dark malts like an imperial stout should be. Smooth, thicker texture. A good imperial stout, but the texture is a little thin compared to others of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (743) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours black, dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, spice. Taste is spicy and coffee bitter. Very well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
La robe brune foncée de ce liquide fait voir de beaux contours pourpres. La petite mousse qui flotte dans mon verre est compacte. Les parfums de ce liquide impérial ne sont pas très compliqués. Outre une forte odeur chocolatée, il se dégage des arômes très intenses de raisins ou de fruits du même acabit. Les saveurs ne réinventent guère ce stout costaud. Le chocolat et les fruits foncés sont encore ici sous les feux des projecteurs. Au palais, je trouve un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture crémeuse et des bulles un peu molles. En finale, je note quelques pointes mentholées qui s’immiscent dans cette grande discussion chocolatée. Cette proposition, qui n’est pas grande, peut être qualifiée sans être péjoratif, de facile.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (809) - Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Dark brown with a small head. Tiny aroma of roasted malt is barely noticeable. Decent flavor and body leaning towards soy and black malts. Astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1440) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, lights plum and touches of minerals. Flavors is pretty similar with a pretty good hop bite at the end. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Prett tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Chocolatey aromas. Loads of roasted malts with mild chocolate and caramel malt backbeats. Above average mouthfeel and body.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Tap at Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Pours deep brown, near black, with red highlights. Smaller lacing. Nose is soy sauce, sticky sweet grape soda. Taste is concrete, asphalt. Palate is extremely abrasive, wildly papery and harsh. Palate devastating. Something went very wrong here- heavy oxidation or something.


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