Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Quite smooth on the nose. Coffee, hint of some berries like black berries...? Blueberry? Taste is harsh in a food way. Warmth from alcohol. Bitterness and coffee but still some sweetness in the back. Still some black berry and blueberry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap at Cappyís, arrived in a snifter. Appearance: Arrived your typical imperial stout solid black, capped with a thick head of almost dark brown foam that lingered for an impressively long time. Lacing was insane. Smell: Dark stone fruits and chocolate leap out of the glass to smack you across the nostrils and demand your full attention. Beneath them, thereís blackened grains and lightly roasted coffee, but itís the fruit and chocolate that demand attention here. Taste: Did I mention that the fruit and chocolate are attention hogs? Because theyíre front and center in the taste as well, from first sip all the way through the finish. Plums, dark berries, and a mix of sweetened and super-dark chocolate dominate the flavor profile. Beneath them, swirls of lightly roasted coffee, cream, and scorched malt can be found. Mouthfeel: Creamy and full, yet with an oddly watery finish. Overall: This is a tasty stout. Iím not sure quite how the chocolate and fruit notes dominate every other aspect, but I am not complaining.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2282) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Draught st Fermentoren. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a frothy dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, coconut, alcohol and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bitter chocolate and a little boozy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - super black, with creamy dark brown head. NOSE - smells like almost nothing. Very surprised. FLAVOR - excellent finish, the start is a bit lite considering itís color. NOTES - surprisingly light on the tongue considering how it presents when you pour it. Or maybe I just canít remember how good it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6625) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. Pours almost pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is intense malty, raisins in port, vanilla and some distinct hops. Taste is the same as indicated by the aroma , lots of malty goodness, very sweet with some bittering hops for balance.Thick and creamy mouthfeel,with some chocolate delights as well, very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
A really awesome stout. Thanks kathouse for this beauty. Pours a thick black with minimal head. Lots going on here. Aromas of soy, coconut, dark chocolate, Graham cracker, dark fruit. Flavours are soy, chocolate syrup, sherry, booze. A bit vinous. Really fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1289) - Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2015
Black and opaque with a thin and persistent brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Blackened toast and espresso body. Hints of cocoa. Some astringent bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (912) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Sample. Black with beige head. Rotated malt, dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt taste. A very big imperial stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (368) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
A coffee aroma with strong bread yeast. Appears like coffee with thin foam and lace. Taste is bitter and sweet, reminds me of the taste of Founders CBS, roasty charred marshmellow, maple syrup, some sour dough bread. Thick mouthfeel, could could be more fizzy. Overall, top notch taste, could use more aroma, but still very good

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