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RATINGS: 219   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


TipsyMcStager's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark black with thin tan head. Nose has a strong graininess, chocolate and some coffee notes. Roastiness and coffee notes. Mid range body. Dry roasty finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2960) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2016
ACBF 2016. Poured black with a dark creamy tan head of foam. Aroma of dark malts, vanilla, earthy hops, and coffee grounds. Taste of dark malts, earthy hops, char, black coffee, and finished with some caramel/vanilla notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 9.3% ABV, 414ml
Black color with medium sized tan head. Roasted malt is the dominant note, but it’s not ashy; notes of dark salty chocolate, roasted nuts and very light liquorice; good body strength, with limited residual sweetness. Pleasant alcohol warmth in the final.
Straight forward Imperial Stout, no gimmicks, just simple pleasure; excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (12/15/15). Black opaque with tan creamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Great chocolate nose with hint of molasses, smoke, coffee. Nice sweet flavors with cocoa, coffee, smoke, molasses, caramel, a little oak and vanilla. Mild bitter hops, carbonic acidity. Smooth sweet finish and alcohol warming after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1816) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2016
Sampled at Brew Woo ’16. Poured black with a mocha colored head. Modest lace. Aroma is light chocolate, coffee with cream and a touch of smoke. Semi sweet flavor of cocoa, dampened down with mild molasses and earthy hops. Full in the mouth. Nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (448) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1749) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Svart öl med mörkbeige skum. Doft och smak av rostad malt, kaffe och mörk choklad. Lättare inslag av aska och lakrits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8714) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2016
65 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Very dry malty aroma, dark cocoa, some roast and even dark berries on the background. Grain and dark roasty malts on the flavor, cocoa, faint chocolate, very subtle coffee roast notes. Decent robust IS.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Tap at Coronado. Dark pour with a small beige head. Roasty, with some sweet lactose, bittersweet chocolate, and mild citrus hops. Really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. 2015 edition. Opaque dark brown with a frothy brown head. Sweet chocolate and roasted aromas, with minty, spicy and lactose undertones. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and oily, with a deeply bittersweet roasted character into a sourish fruity and malty bitter finish. Weird and not totally in control, but has plenty of character and a pleasant drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, lactose and roasted malt. Taste is bitter with a roasted finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of coffee and some nuts. A good stout overall but slightly flat at the end.


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