Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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, itís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2925) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
The aroma is chocolate, boozy, roast. The appearance is jet black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, Bosco like, oak, light booze, light roast. The finish is light roast, light sweetness, light pine. Medium to medium/thick in body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9737) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small head. The nose is all about mocha Ė espresso grind and dark chocolate - and a big time toasted tree nut component - mainly pistachios and almonds. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Unfortunately, the flavor is not as kind as the aroma. Itís no more than a blend of rindy and burnt bitterness, and charcoal. Lengthy, carbonic, metallically bitter finish. Yuck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3388) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas caramel nut malt chocolate vanilla cocoa grain wheat grassy note hay the flavours honey mild coffee caramel chocolate wheat roast taste medium bitter grainy good tastes the finish good malt grain roast bitter finish smooth goes down well nice imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2014
Very dark brown with highlights and a tan head. Aroma of lots of roast and chocolate, dark fruit, malt, brown sugar. Taste of roast and ash, bitter chocolate, carbonation a little too high for the style. Roasty palate. Good RIS, but not in the "excellent" range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Hasnít been a 6% english stout for 5 years, from what I can tell (and it was called Stoopid Stout then). Bomber, pours pretty dark, as usual. Feel is medium bodied and smooth. Maybe a touch lite for 9%, but solid. Simple beer, but tasty...mostly chocolate and roasted malts with a little back end bitterness but more sweet in nose and flavor than anything else. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, white pepperiness and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1- brownies and cocoa 2- dark brown with a thick tan head 3- Coffee roastiness with a bitterness to support 4- full bodied with a dry aftertaste 5- A very big beer that is balanced well and easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3183) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter, roasted malts, lots of coffee. Finish coffee and bitter chocolate.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, Sebletitje!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark chocolate for the malt, light burnt herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with vanilla and alcohol in the background. Head is small to average, frothy/creamy, light tan with good legs and lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation an a sticky and lightly alcoholic finish. Thereís both bite and smoothness in this top notch Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2014
Chocolate-y aroma; a lot like brownies. Cocoa, sweet, roasted malt flavor.

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