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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours a dark brown black with dark tan thick head. Aroma is dark chocolate coffee roasted malt . Taste follows the aroma with a slight tobacco and leather note in the sip. medium mouth feel. Lots of bubbles on the side of the. Glass. Pretty standard double stout but made very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a very dark and thick brown with a moderate tan head. Nose has some roasting and some alcohol notes in there. Taste has some slightly bitter roasting in there, but finishes smoothly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (751) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2015
Oily black brew that has all the hints cocoa, coffee, and licorice you’d expect of the style. Well balanced - but not as good as many contemporaries (in my book at least).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4oz on tap at Brass Tap Cincinnati. Awesome heavy roast, dark chocolate, coffee up front... Bigger body. Smooth, chewy velvety texture. Dark fruit. Big dark chocolate, love that aspect. Bigger bitterness. Moderate sweet. Dark chocolate. Thin layer of brown head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Tasty stuff. Nice mocha, dark chocolate, and moderate to bigger roast flavors on this guy. I dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Split a 22oz bottle of this on Christmas Day. Poured a near-black color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was nice roasted malts, with notes of chocolate. Flavor was chocolate, some bitterness, earthy notes. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (323) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of malt. Flavor is roasted malt and dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours from bomber, a deep black with amber notes. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light coffee and vanilla. Flavour much all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured from a dark brown color with a slight head the aroma is coffee and the taste is coffee and there is licorice overtones

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle. Vintage 2014 Pours black with a tan head. Roasty nose. Flavors of licorice, leather and tobacco. Bitter roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like very roasted malt, burnt toast, alcohol, dry and earthy. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Light aroma of toast, dark chocolate, burnt coffee.


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