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RATINGS: 974   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (171) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle. Pours all black withmall brown head and oily texture. Aroma sweet dried fruits, chocolate and cocoa, Some port. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate with notes of burnt caramel and roasted malts. Smooth feel. One word: velvety!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a motor oil black with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma and taste are big on the roast, some nice dark chocolate, boozy back end. Thick and viscous, nicely done, booze heavy for me but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (215) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Pours black with a thin dark mocca head. Aromas of slight booze, caramel and toffee. Taste is coffee, licorice, sweet dark berries, roast, light chocolate. Sadly a bit thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Black pour. A slim layer of tan bubbles that are quick to disappear. A fruity aroma mixed with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is chocolate and roasted grain. A little heat but not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip -- Opaque black with zero bubbles. Aroma is roast and malt. Flavor follows suit nicely, rounded out with some strong hops to keep the roast from overpowering. The roast is very strong and presented nicely. This is a very nice Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1912) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours thick and black, with a decent head. It is an IS that is flawless without being exceptional. It would be a good one to have around if one of your friends asks, "Hey, what does an imperial stout taste like?"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Un collet qui fuit rapidement, des ton de sauce soya dans une mare chocolaté, un corps qui s’aminci une fois les bulles retirés. Pas le monstre décadent auquel je m’attendais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and cocoa. Jet black with a decent brown head. Chocolate and cocoa, with a light bitterness. Rich mouthfeel and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at Delirium Taphouse, Bruxelles. Pours black with small brown head. Roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, light hoppiness. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkline3 (15) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Jet black like motor oil, almost no head but some lacing. Very full mouth feel. Lots of chocolate flavor and aroma. Pretty smooth and balanced, just a wee bit of bitterness on finish. Some reviewers note the hopiness, perhaps the slight bitterness I noticed was the hops, however I found it very well balanced and smooth. A nice Imperial Stout. Curios about what the bourbon barrel version adds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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