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RATINGS: 1002   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (307) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with no head. Bitter/sweet aroma of bitter chocolate, lots of alcohol, roasted malts, licorice, bit of soy. Taste is same bitter/sweetness, thick and creamy, with bitter chocolate, lots of alcohol, licorice, roasted malts, bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste with lots of warming alcohol. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (633) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Deep glossy black and a temporary rich glossy tan head. Deep concentration of earth and coffee on the tongue. Firm and sappily glossy too. Some teace of fizz. Very potent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a Duvel tulip glass. A: Pours a deep black color forming a medium creamy thin bubbled and very dark beige head. Few spotty and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Roasted malts and strong notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flowery hops and booze in the very end T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by roasted and caramel tastes. Biscuity. Dark chocolate, dark fruits. Oak. Complex. end is bitter which is a mix of roasted malts and hops M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet roasted aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Great Imperial Stout [ BA Review @ 7/30/2013 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1770) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Deconinck, Vichte. Black colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body. Medium sweet, bitter finish. Good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (147) - - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle to beer tulip. Pours completely black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is boozy and chocolatey and has hints of coffee and vanilla and roasty malt. Taste is creamy chocolate and booze and roasted coffee. The finish is slick and smooth. This is a damn fine imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1714) - 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 (8950) - 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 (419) - 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 (155) - SCOTLAND - 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 (7915) - 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


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