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RATINGS: 1047   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egg (140) - USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle on 4/2/15. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Tight bubbles. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, brown sugar. Great. Taste is dark brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, dark chocolate, a lot going on here. Burnt, alcohol, dark fruit, heat. Really great. Hits all the imperial stout notes. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Chocolate, oak, coffee, roast, soil. Full body with nice balance of sweetness, sourness and bitterness. Hides the 12% well. Really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (647) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..great pour..cauldron black with a nice khaki head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..all of which come through on the palate..not too boozy for a 12%er.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (745) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Really good and tasty. Has a coffee flavor. Good aroma. Cards headed to elite 8. Nachbar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
I'm not a lover of stouts but this embodies what they should taste like to me and I am happy with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
2010 bottle. Black with virtually no head. Aroma is fig, dates, raisins, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, rich on the palate with lightly sweet with a long finish. Taste is chocolate, dates, raisins, soy sauce, caramel. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1479) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
Shared bottle. Black with short lasting brown head. Espresso, lots of deep herbal nots, strawberry jelly, black currant, roasted almonds, tobacco, leather, rum. Medium sweet with strong roasted finish. Medium to full bodied with slight thin feel and a bit powdery on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Jet black pour, small khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and vanilla. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Long bitter finish with a touch of hops. Thick oily body. Very smooth and good. Well done, one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours black in color, opaque, with a small mocha head. Aroma is heavy on coffee and dark chocolate. Earthy undertones. Alcohol. Taste is medium bitter throughout. Subtle sweetness in the finish. Full body. Very rich texture. carbonation is somewhat sharp, but could be linked to the beer temp (68F).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Wow. Eschews a head altogether. Smells almost like a barleywine. Fruit fruit fruit. Prunes molasses blackberry brandy. Flavor smooth and almost as if barrel aged. Vanilla. Low carb. I like how different this is from every other imperial stout. Much fruitier with less coffee and chocolate. Oily and easy drinking.

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