Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

mjg74's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bomber from BevMo. Pours pitch black. Roasty coffee nose with a little bit of milky sweetness. Flavor is fairly roasted up front with some good coffee notes. A little subdued sweetness. Finish has a little bit of a hoppy bite to it. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, sweet, coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2016
750ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 23-09-2016.
BBD: 11-2016.
In short: roasty chocolate IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. roasty coffee, cacao nose. Mediu to full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is roasty, coffee, chocolate. Sweet and roasty aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has chocolate, dark chocolate and a little bit of roast. Taste has quite some roast, dark chocolate, bit of coffee, quite nice. Medium to full bodied, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5837) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit/vinous and dark malts. The flavor is chocolate/milk chocolate, dark/roasted malts, dark fruit, slight sweetness and an acidic/tart/warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2016
22oz bottle, reasonably priced at $7. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark bread, molasses. Flavor is dark chocolate, a hint of molasses. A touch thin for an impy stout, and there’s a bit of over-extracted coffee astringency in the finish. I’m surprised that this is so highly rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Maybe it was just my taste that day but this tasted like wet tobacco. I somehow think I missed something because the other ratings are favorable. I will say it is a nice dark pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2158) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bread and chocolate/coffee notes. In taste bitter chocolate. The beer is full bodied with bitter and quite dry finish. Good RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1540) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ The flying dog, Stockholm 1/8-16. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate. Body is medium to full, the finish is roasted with coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (637) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ the flying dog, Stockholm. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
9th July 2016: on-tap in BierCaB Barcelona with the RBESG guys. Poured jet black with a small tanned head. Aroma was all about roasted malts with chocolate esters. The taste similar with chocolate flavours coming from the malty base: liked it. Good dry finish to a fine Imp Stout: another heavily alcohol brew during our session in BierCaB.

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