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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9454) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7115) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5255) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4522) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3804) - 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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