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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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


mjg74's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (273) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, dense tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, fudge and chocolate, sweet berries. Full body, flavour as the aroma, fairly vanilla smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3225) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of roasty chocolate, some coffee, deep caramel malts. Very sugary, caramel, sweet flavor and a great example of a pure imperial stout. Well balanced goodness. Nice one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2262) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, fles van 2014, schenkt zwart met mooie kaki kraag. aroma van koffie, chocolade, lekker volmoutig. Smaken onverwacht dun, koffie, chocolade, mokka, hop, gebrande/geroosterde mout, zwakke body, lage co2, vanille, glad en romig, lange koffie afdronk. lekker spul dit .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1228) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown, almost pure black color with an off white head. Aroma is of malts, licorice, dark fruit, and a little booziness. Flavor is of roasted malts, some dark fruit, toastiness, hops and coffee. Medium full body with a low carbonation. Good stuff. I bet it ages well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1736) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a light brown head. Smells and tastes vanille creme, coffee, chocolat. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Pitch black with a small brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweet. Tastes loads of chocolate, roasty, coffee, sweet. Very nice. Full body, soft carbo. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1890) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een mooie goudbruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème, koffie. Smaakt koffie, bitter, vanille.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1875) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Prachtig zwart bier met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt chocolade, koffie, geroosterd. Smaakt chocolade, cacao, koffie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Thanks to Joel for the 2014 bomber. Poured fairly thick black with a dark tan head that fizzled fairly quickly. The aroma picked up mostly roasted, standard black malt with some cocoa, vanilla, and sweet molasses joining. The flavor found near-burnt black malts, molasses, and a kiss of vanilla bean at the core, with burnt roast and a bit of herbal hops on the edges.. finished bitter and a touch acidic, with lots of roast. This was a solid drinker, but it didn’t do anything all that exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2015
been looking forward to this 650ml bottle I found in Rotorua a couple of weeks ago, poured just about black & lacy with a restrained roasted malty aroma the smooth taste is a fine mix of alcohol caramel bitter coffee hops & sweet chocolate flavours, excellent stout


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