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RATINGS: 231   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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sager213 (2) - Los Angeles, - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
Gotta say it was chocolaty delicious....smooth smack on d pallate.....O yeaaaaa....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Jet black, huge stout coffee, some thick carmelization. Noble hop aroma. Big mouthfeel. Nice lacing could float bottle cap n head. The roast and coffee dominates. Awesome stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (750) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black, clear, brown head Taste: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Most excellent

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kundera89 (12) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma a caramelo puro. Sabor INCREÍBLE a cacao, café, toffe. Muy buena torrefacción. Imperial stout genial

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2016
On tap at Hot Rods. Very tasty with coffee, chocolate and a nice note from the hops. High alc. Not noticeable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1586) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a nearly black and opaque with a mocha head that disappears a little too quickly. Otherwise, a gorgeous brew. Very rich, dark roast coffee aromas. Creamy milk chocolate and coffee flavors dominate, with some cherry emerging. Finishes with coffee acidity. Mouthfeel is extraordinarily creamy, but not viscous. Wonderful stout. Although, the ABV that it is listed here on BA as having is not accurate. According to the chalkboard at Coronado, this beer is 10% ABV.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (1400) - CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Tasted at Willow Park Beer Bash 2014. Unfortunately, there was no time for detailed notes - and I only made it through half my list even so!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
22oz bomber pours with an inky black void like body that supports a nice looking mocha colored head. The aroma offers up thin dark roasted malts, thick chocolate malts and then some chocolate brownie notes. Yummers. The taste is smooth and velvety with a Mel Tormé sort of silkiness. I get velvety fog like smooth melted chocolate bar mixing with rich oily dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malts and then sweet chocolate brownie. This is hitting the spot right now. Rich, roasty and chocolate? I say yes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (243) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2014
I like this one. Smooth. Not particularly complex, but for the ABV, incredibly drinkable. Slightly but not crazy sweet. Don’t think about it too hard and it’s wonderful.


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