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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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


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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lambicboy12 (35) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1- brownies and cocoa 2- dark brown with a thick tan head 3- Coffee roastiness with a bitterness to support 4- full bodied with a dry aftertaste 5- A very big beer that is balanced well and easy to drink

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter, roasted malts, lots of coffee. Finish coffee and bitter chocolate.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, Sebletitje!)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark chocolate for the malt, light burnt herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with vanilla and alcohol in the background. Head is small to average, frothy/creamy, light tan with good legs and lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation an a sticky and lightly alcoholic finish. There’s both bite and smoothness in this top notch Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2014
Chocolate-y aroma; a lot like brownies. Cocoa, sweet, roasted malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Dark pour with tan head. Bomber from whole foods, smells bitter like chocolate malt, taste is espresso and chocolate, great stout.]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma is fudge brownie, caramel, sweet cream. I found this very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Howlader (593) - - APR 6, 2014
22oz bottle split with a friend served in a New Belgium goblet. Great chocolatey flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Pours super dark brown with orange highlights and a tiny tan head. The smell is roasted malt, licorice, molasses and slight smoke. Taste is roasted malt, char, wood, molasses and licorice. Medium/full body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1181) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bomber, labeled as "Stupid Stout" and 9.0% abv. Pours a viscous black with a tan head. Aromas of burnt chocolate malt, coffee, some roast. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of chewy chocolate bar, powdery cocoa and roasted barley. Bitter. Thick. Finishes semi dry with a colon cleanse burn. Decent, not great.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
22 ounce bottle purchased at Corti Brothers. The aroma on this is rather grainy, sweet, and very wort-like. Fairly toasty, without much else. Kind of disappointing for an imperial stout. Rather transparent mahogany body with a purplish-red hue present. Medium, tan head that dissipates at a regular rate. Starts sweet, sticky, and sugary. Becomes a bit slick and buttery with a hefty dose of diacetyl. Roastiness is present later on. A little chocolate, too. All in all, this is just a sticky butter bomb.


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