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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6419) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2349) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1261) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (896) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (351) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Pitch black. No head. Mildly sweet nose. Fairly light, oily body of bourbon sweetness followed by a nice little kick of roasty coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours black with a small light-brown head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and dark fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruit and a nice hoppy finish. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Black pour, brown head. beauteous. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. Flavor is absolutely wild, chocolate, booze, raisins, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso. Mid to full bodied, sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jfletch (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle to tulip. Pours a very viscous and black. Brownish red around the head. Delicious chocolate and coffee on the nose. A slight sweetness comes through as well. Smells slightly like Twizzlers which is great. All of the aromas are confirmed on the palate. Chocolate, coffee a bit of vanilla. Very slightly herbaceous and smoky. The ABV is noticeable but not overwhelming. Absolutely delicious beer. Enjoy this guy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (310) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a thick deep black like burnt motor oil. Dark brown head. Aroma is a nutty mild chocolate with a lot of malt. The flavor is great. Nice roasted malt with molasses and a hint of caramel. Not overly sweet. Great balance. full body. Thick and rich yet easy to drink and very smooth. Excellent.


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