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Cutters Empire Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
One of our nation’s most regal structures, the Empire State Building features 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone and granite. For this historic construction project the Empire Quarry in Lawrence County was specially chosen to be the sole source of the stately stone.

In tribute we present our bold Empire Imperial Stout, black as night and pouring with a thick tan head. It starts with an espresso-like, malt flavor and finishes smooth and slightly sweet from the addition of molasses in the brewing processs. Like standing at the top of a 102-story skyscraper, Empire is rewarding but not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2015
Rated on 4-21-2015 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized light brown head that mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate, coffee, malt, and alcohol. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel has an alcohol burn on the first taste and then settled smoothly. This beer is full bodied. This is a very quaffable beer with an intense flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a large sized head of cascading foam brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a opaque dark black brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was raisin roasted malt toasted malt dark chocolate and dark malt. The mildly vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a strong dark malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mildly vinous toasted malt mild hops chocolate and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12oz bottle from Savor Pint. Brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes are molasses, dark fruit, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, cherry, little boozy, licorice. Low carbonation, but full palate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
deep, inky black. Fading head. Nose is a bit gross dirty water. Taste is very lemon sour, woody something seems off in this beer. Palate is thin, Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5793) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
12oz bottle scooped up in Columbus. Classic espresso, oily chocolate, sweet aroma. Really balanced. I’m pretty happy to have a well crafted Imperial Stout these days, and not some wacky variation of. This finishes slighty warm, the hops and alcohol have an interesting interplay. Rich sweetness, a lot of malt depth. Vanilla touches. Nice molasses tones. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweetness(molasses?). Taste is dry, roasted malt, sweet. Little creamy, little char. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
Had this on nitro at Yogi's in Bloomington. A smooth smooth imperial stout with great roasted malt flavors. Dark yet smooth and delicious. A pleasant surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a very dark brown with a creamy head that quickly dissipates into attractive lacing. Aroma is alcohol cocoa malty sweetness. Taste is impressive. Chocolate licorice brown sugar malts. Finish speaks of burnt sugar-nice, Thick to the palate balanced expertly. Very much enjoying this brew as it warms up

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle pours very dark brown-black with thin tan head. Malty aroma with molasses and roast. Taste dark caramel with roast, molasses, coffee. A bit of an ashy finish. Thick near-chewy palate. Impressive beer from a brewery I hadn’t heard much about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
tap - Pours black with a small tan head. It smells of chocolate malt, roasted coffee, and alcohol. The taste is sweet and full of roast chocolate malt. There’s some booze noticeable but it doesn’t detract from the beer. It’s full bodied and when I had it immediately after some Old Rasputin, I found the Cutter’s to be a little more intense. Both are very good, of course. Well done.

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