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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Nitro draft to taster. Looks good for the style; settles into a dark cola with creamy light beige nitro lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, dark chocolate, and some roast. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (857) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a jet black with a line of brown head. Nose and taste are a bit leathy, earthy, a bit of toffee & coffee. Not exceptional, but certainly above average. At $4.50 a 12 oz I was hoping it would be a bit more memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tortman18 (187) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Typical imperial stout appearance. Pitch black with small, chocolatey head. Slight lacing. Nose is espresso, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and clove. Mouth is delicious. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and vanilla. Very bitter. An awesome imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
Beer tasting great beer best from cutters. Thick, sweet, but a balanced taste and finish. Would like to pair this beer at some point

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1299) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with maybe a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. However, there is a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, molasses, espresso, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is sweeter than I expected since the aroma was more roasty and bitter, it tastes like molasses, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and espresso. There’s a slight roasty bitter coffee finish, but the sweet flavors linger around longer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and creamy with low carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, I wouldn’t mind picking up another bottle of this and also trying some of Cutters other brews at some point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Brigadier, pours black with a thin light brown head, aroma has quite a bit of chocolate with just a little bit of coffee mixed in as well, the flavor has a nice roasty front end with a little bit of toffee as well, mouthfeel is pretty thick and nice, not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. (Not totally sure if this is the right beer, mine said Bourbon barrel aged and black wax) Pours a dead still flat black. Aroma of milk chocolate through and through. Taste is more milk chocolate, slight toffee, barrel and vanilla. Mouth feel is really good for a flat beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours black in color with a small off-white head. Really roasty and smokey nose. A bit savory/meaty. Some earthy hops, a lot of licorice, and a bit of soy sauce. Not much in the way of sweetness. The flavor is quite heavy on the roast, ash, and smoke. A touch of molasses sweetness, licorice, some char, and a bit of earth. Moderately bitter and slightly acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggirlpanties (181) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
22oz bomber thanks to GT2 and tastybeer. Pours pitch black with medium coffee foam. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted barley, cappuccino, cinnamon, roasted dark chocolate, cream, nutmeg. Hot cocoa drink. Had some metallic notes at first that went away/volatile. Taste is quite metallic, but also some bitter chocolate, cinnamon, roasted coffee. Metallic, lemony twag. Wish it were more robust in mouthfeel. Not sticky sweet, quite light and mildly sour with the creamy coffee. Coffee gets stronger and metallic flavors fade. Needs to sit out for awhile before drinking. Gets a lot better.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
650mL thanks to tastybeer! Pours a clear, deep, near inky black. Larger, deep mocha, coffee foam. Insane retention, sheen, rocky. Excellent aesthetics. Nose is a bit detergent/soapy, dish water, black olives. Taste is very lemon sour, tea tannic, and dusty/woody. Not a lot of chocolate, coffee, or rich dessert character. Palate is thin, papery, dusty, tannic. Not my thing.


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