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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Tap@Beer Ditch, Malmö - pours black with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, with big chocolate prominence, ashy charred burnt malty notes, coffee beans, decent hoppy backing, roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Put this in some barrels. Much bigger body and viscous mouthfeel. Semi sweet. A little vanilla. Some chocolate malt on the finish. Smooth chocolate aromas. Much better base beer than the event horizon i just had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1706) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2016
A nice stout! Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, peanuts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is very creamy and sweet, with vanilla and peanuts, and some coffee and chocolate in the finish. Had on tap at the Brewseum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2016
Tap at Marciero. Black with lace. Rich cocoa nose, light berries and coffee. A bit tart, but mainly quite sweet, lots of chocolate and cocoa and some berries and coffee. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2371) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2016
650ml bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Almost black pour with a brown head. Aroma has roasty malts, chocolate and caramel. Taste follows with a smokiness added as well. The blend is solid and the body is medium-to-full. Less carbonated than expected, with a bit of an alcohol presence. Finishes sweetly roasty. Was really excited to try this one after the barrel version, but this is not in the same league. Solid. 14.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Fat på Beer-Ditch Malmö. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, espresso, lakrits med toner av vanilj, soja och karamell. Rund och len, kraftfull sötma, fina rena smaker, beska med lätt smak av mörk bitter choklad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3201) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Very nice imperial stout. Aroma was good. A hint of hops with a big whiff of chocolate and coffee. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was better than the aroma. Very coffee driven with a nice chocolate background. Hop bitterness is evident and this tends to be more hoppy than most imperial stouts. Nice strong carbonation round the beer out. Nice one

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Rating #1530 - 18.03.2015 - On tap at Coronado. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, espresso. Taste is bubbly mouth feel, bold earth and coffee layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Centennial hop bite provides a fresh hop hit that’s rare but not unwelcome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1629) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
2014 edition, 650ml shared bottle at home from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is small, brown, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is roasted malt, light smoky, flavor is toast, roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee, herbs. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter, later also hoppy. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy dessert beer, simple but tasty, takes long time to drink it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (241) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Svart med ljusbrunt, stort skum. I doften finns rostade toner, choklad och lite kaffe. Smaken är ffrämst 90-procentig choklad men även lite kaffe och lakritsbeska på slutet. En maffig imperial stout. De Klomp 2015-10-03


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