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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschute tulip. Big thanks to cpmichael for the share. A: Pours a dark black with mocha colored head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar and leave some splotches of lace down the glass. S: Roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, some oats and a little coffee bean fill the nose. T: The taste matches the nose to a T. Nice combination of roasted malts, some oaty flavors, chocolate and coffee. M: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation with a dry roasty finish. o: This was a very solid brew that I would love to revisit when my palate isn’t full of Apple Brandy Zhukov, Brandy Barrel Dark Apparition, Hunahpu...you get the idea. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-04-2012

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, ash, raisins, caramel, molasses, and light oxidation. Flavor of ash, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, and dark fruit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours black with dark tan head. Scent is spiced...molasses and vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate and wood..... Coffee bitter and alcohol burn in back. A little harsh, but very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, molasses, oak and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Smoky chocolate/molasses malt flavor with a moderately bitter herbal finish. A tad rough but damn tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2860) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, oaky, vanilla, peat, alcohol aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Smoky chocolate, coffee, molasses, prune, vanilla, and alcohol flavor. Smooth, creamy full body with a bit of an alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
650 ml bottle
Imperial stouts are always a gamble because most of the time they cost more than other styles (probably due to the expense of the brewer). This one though is a gem that should be better known. On par with beers like NABC Thunderfoot, this is perhaps even better than Upland’s Teddy Bear Kisses. Pick up a bottle next time you can.

Aroma / Appearance - Oily black with long spindly legs this is just what you would expect from a well crafted imperial stout. The head takes quite a while to settle down. Chocolate, malt, smoke, plums, oil, and anise balance well with nothing in particular taking center stage the whole time.

Flavor / Palate - The chewy mouthfeel is like sucking down a glass of half melted Hershey’s kisses blended with cold coffee. Anise, plums, and smoke complete a rich texture that refreshes the palate. Deceptively smooth it doesn’t fatigue even after almost a full bomber. I can’t wait to see what the bourbon barrel aged version is like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle pours pitch black with almost no head. Aromas are chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of vanilla. Big chocolate tastes, quite sweet. Palate is heavy body with little carbonation. Overall,this is a very drinkable stout if you like chocolate and sweet stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours thick, black, and oily with a cocoa, frothy head and average lacing. Aromas of chocolates, some coffee, and vanilla. Taste is sweet but not overly sweet. A little bitterness on the finish. Nice carbonation, not too flat. Creamy, smooth and sticky. Little alcohol burn, but warming. Finish is long and dry. Overall, I am impressed with this one. Not real complex but sometimes simple is better. Very well done.


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