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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 174   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


TheGrandMaster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - SEP 15, 2012
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse (Auckland, NZ). There was so much going on with this beer it was confronting, confusing, but also delicious. A lot of beer...requiring a lot of attention.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3211) - 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 (2254) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1731) - 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 (4762) - 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 (1872) - 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 (1857) - ’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 (7361) - 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 (431) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9168) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Draft. Dark brown/black pour. Typical imperial sotut, big roasty notes, cocoa, coffee.


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