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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1562) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Coffee and dark cholkad in taste but also fills out the taste with hints of soy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Have got a tip that this beer will be really good but I’m not impressed by this beer though. OK, but not more. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, bittere Kaffeearomen, Vanille, leicht holzig, leicht alkoholisch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (356) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black, brown creamy head. Mocha, milk chocolate, leather, vanilla, ripe fruits, alcoholic warmth, a little smoky. Bitter, roasted, fruity and sweet: complex stout! Not too dry aftertaste, that keeps lingering on sweet chocolate and coffee. As it warms the chocolate and coffee tones get more bitter and astringent. Medium carbonation, big body, creamy soft (!) mouthfeel. One of the best beers I’ve tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (96) - - OCT 3, 2014
330ml bottle. Very dark pour with a thin tan head. Malty nose, sweet malty taste but with enough fruity sharpness to balance it out. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
I think that I picked this up from Beers of Europe, consumed onboard DFDS Ferry Ijmuiden - Newcastle, Monday 29th September 2014. Pours black, pitch black, shark eye black with a tan head. Very smooth in mouth, creamy, soft roastiness, really drinkable for the abv. Some sweet liquorice and coffee. Good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.6

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"first impression at a mass tasting was not so good, but since we had it at the tail end, i didn’t score it til now, after a 2nd solo bottle, which was really quite enjoyable. pours near black and pretty thick. smells and tastes of char, dark fruit, heavy roast. quite sweet with a slight bitter smoke aftertaste. lots going on. while not one of my favorite impy’s, it was quite good."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2592) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle@nkbar. Black, thick oily pour. Intesive dark dry chocolate, woody coffee. Full flavoured, bit ashy roasty charred. Sweetness, good bitters. Really intensive, surprisingly drinkable. Isn’t fluffy soft, more of a hard focused one. The ashy roasty gets a bit too much towards the end.

-- bb

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3447) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
355ml bottle @ Nk bar. 11%. Pours black with a thin brown head. Oily. Roasted, ashy aroma, coffee and licorice. Flavor has licorice, dark chocolate, coffee notes. Tobacco in the slightly sweet finish. Full bodied. Strong coffee lingering.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Snifter tap at Caliente in Pittsburgh. Big, bold, heavy in every category. Nothing fails in this perfect concoction of goodness. To be taken in small doses.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (245) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Smell is dark chocolate, faint vanilla, raisin, plus a mild mineral smell. Taste is the same plus mild alcohol and a bit of creamed coffee. Light to medium carbonation with medium body.


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