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RATINGS: 111   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


IrishBoy's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, white pepperiness and coffee.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2438) - 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 (796) - 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 (914) - 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 (1970) - 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 (2681) - 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....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Brown pour from a bottle with the original (?) name ’Stupid Stout’ - slight tan head. Deep rich malty nose with a hint of hops. Taste is pretty good, but this doesn’t feel too ’Imperial.’ Nice hop presence, big malt as well with a good amount of sweetness and bitter chocolate in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Draft at Whole Foods Plymouth. Thick, dark black pour with brown head. Heavy dark malt, cacao, molasses in the nose, with an intense malty, cacaoey flavor with some hops and lactic balance. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (402) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2879) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
The aroma is chocolate, boozy, roast. The appearance is jet black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, Bosco like, oak, light booze, light roast. The finish is light roast, light sweetness, light pine. Medium to medium/thick in body. Pretty good.


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