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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


mjg74's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (243) - 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 (866) - 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 (1113) - 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 (3652) - 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 (2500) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
22oz bottle - pours jet black with thick mocha head . Mild cocoa and dark fruit aroma . Velvety texture. Lots of dark chocolate with a faint hop presence . Nice . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (919) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2014
that sour stout smell, like coffee burgundy, a little sawdust & licorice. Modest dark tan head on dark brown body. Flavors of prune, dark chocolate, alcohol & roast malt. Raucous finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle picked up at Bottlecraft in SD shared with the guys from Porch Nite. Pours very dark brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is chocolate milk and coffee. A good bit of roast also. Flavor follows. Full bodied and slightly sweet. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark black like motor oil with a tiny tan colored head. Aroma is sweet and smells of rich roast malts that bring out the chocolate. The drink is rich and robust with perfectly blackened malts that give off a taste of bitter sweet chocolate and fresh ground coffee bean. Great Imperial stout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sager213 (1) - Los Angeles, - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
Gotta say it was chocolaty delicious....smooth smack on d pallate.....O yeaaaaa....


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