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RATINGS: 944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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It's big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and balanced with heavy hops to put this imperial in a league of its own.
Previously known as Dark Horse Imperial Stout.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
pored jet black with a amll head, has a nice robust chocoate/coffee taste with a slight alcohol burn at the end, had a surprisingly thin body compared to some other stouts ive had. overall a solid imperial stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (158) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours black with virtually no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some woody notes. Taste follows the nose perfectly, which is a good thing. Medium to full bodied stout with not much carb. Finish has a warm boozy taste and feel to it. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (734) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark oily brown black with a small head. Nose is dark fruit, roasty coffee, vanilla, peanut, touch of dark wheat bread. Taste is roasty bitter baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, peanut, cream, vanilla, coffee. Palate is somewhat thinner than expected but still smooth. Finish is medium bitter smoky coffee grounds, toasted dark bread, cocoa, chocolate, peanut butter, dark fruit. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Pours black with a low coffee head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar, vanilla, honey, red berries. Taste is chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey, vanilla, red berries. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is boozy with notes of chocolate, muscovado sugar and honey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is slightly papery. Pour is pitch black with ruby highlights. No head. Taste is a strongly roasty coffee flavor. Lots of chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3093) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
(Vintage 2012 pour moi. La 2013 a été bue par mon pote rodenbach99) Au versement, elle montre une robe impénétrable et un anneau de mousse qui tire vers le kaki. Au nez, elle exhibe des parfums simples mais efficaces de malts rôtis encore fumants et de réglisse noire. La bouche me semble plus complète ou complexe. Outre la réglisse et les profils rôtis et fumés, je me permets d’y découvrir du chocolat amer avec de la mélasse et des notes de rhum épicé. Tout à fait agréable et bien surprenant. Mon palais aime bien ce qu’il voit. Cette concoction soyeuse a une rondeur bien plaisante. En finale, je trouve que les notes chocolatées et caramélisées noires vont de pair avec cet alcool qui est riche et amer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3132) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Bouteille 2013 merci pat. Bière noire avec une mousse brune. Rien exceptionnel. Un nez de chocolat, de grains rôtis, de café. Une bouche agréable, crémeuse, les saveurs sont simples, chocolat, l’alcool est absent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with a great boozy aroma. Dark roasted malts dominate the flavor with just the right amount of hoppiness. Great stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I’ve had this more than enough times through trades. I guess I better say something. This was poured in a pint glass twice but also poured this into a snifter for shits and giggles for those uppity type people. Here goes. Oh yeah, there’s no difference. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a decent one finger white to off white color that ends up leaving a decent amount of lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent amount of roasted malts invading a slight under current of coffee to chocolate tones. The taste had a decent amount of alcohol notes to it with a super nice sweet almost bourbon-like aftertaste leaving a nice dry sweet finish. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body and honestly doesn’t really have much any sessionable quality to it. The carbonation ends up being fairly smooth. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Imperial Stout well worthy of having again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Nearly black. Thin halo of tan head. Roast malt. Leather. Burnt rubber. Blackcurrant. Dark chocolate. Taste is burnt sugar sweet. Woody dry. Thick, fruity bitterness. Palate is big and chewy. Slick and oily. Numbness kicking in soon. Finish is chewy bitter. Great big beer. Great big easy to drink.


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