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RATINGS: 235   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


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Maybe it was just my taste that day but this tasted like wet tobacco. I somehow think I missed something because the other ratings are favorable. I will say it is a nice dark pour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1738) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bread and chocolate/coffee notes. In taste bitter chocolate. The beer is full bodied with bitter and quite dry finish. Good RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ The flying dog, Stockholm 1/8-16. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate. Body is medium to full, the finish is roasted with coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ the flying dog, Stockholm. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6228) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
9th July 2016: on-tap in BierCaB Barcelona with the RBESG guys. Poured jet black with a small tanned head. Aroma was all about roasted malts with chocolate esters. The taste similar with chocolate flavours coming from the malty base: liked it. Good dry finish to a fine Imp Stout: another heavily alcohol brew during our session in BierCaB.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (308) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2016
D’ampolla al RBESG16. Cervesa fosca amb aromes dolços i torrats que recorden a cafè, cacau, brioix molt fet, xocolata i/o fruits secs. També es nota una mica l’alcohol. Cos mig-baix i final torrat/cremat. Bona!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish, roasted and darkchocolate malty. Bitter and roasted dry finish. Bitter and dark malty. Dry, roasted. Breadish finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (165) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2016
650ml bottle. Huge nose with Caramel, malts, chocolate and a slight alcohol smell. Mild body with the same flavour characteristics as the nose.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Creamy light brown head. Black body. Looks good! Aromas of sweet wood roast, laurel, tar, dried leaves, raisin, burnt cookies, coal... Flavours of bay leaf, roast, liquorice, laurel, bitter, wood roast, light smoke, coal, tar... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, bay leaf, wood roast... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
ABC Dutch Summer Tasting. Shared bottle. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts. Very malty, chocolate milky, sugary, molasses, dank yeastiness. Very sweet, light bitter. Over medium body. Low carbonation, bit basic.


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