Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 101   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5591) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4031) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1022) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2355) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bomber from Lakes Market. Labeled as Stupid Stout, not stoopid. Yay speellign! Pours deep dark black. Little to no foam. Aroma is all chocolate and dark malt. Taste is dark roasty, followed by chocolate... bitter edge. 2nd taste brings more chocolate up front to balance the initial roasty toasty edge. Different beer on the 2nd taste. Gonna have to let it warm a bit to get a better sense... As it has warmed a little, some leather and coffee come through, with even a touch of raisins or prunes... Nice. Yum. Not great, but as a homebrewer, if I made a beer like this I’d be pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Labeled as Stupid Stout. Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, light roast, some caramel. Medium to full body, light alcohol, lightly sweet. Decent.

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