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RATINGS: 938   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Chocolate and coffee notes for sure. Great stout... just missing the bourbon. Overall solid find!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (487) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
Fresh bottle, 2014. Pours black with slight head, disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is raisin, plum, molasses, caramel, some alcohol. Taste combines all of those with a soy sauce kick (not overpowering or unpleasant, but definitely in the mix). Some chocolate notes. Big and boozy. Just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma with a hint of roasted coffee. Lots of malt and dark chocolate with a nicely roasted and bitter finish. The hops are present but not out of place. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (373) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, mild coffee, vanilla. Flavor is slightly bitter, burnt malts, heavy dark malt sweetness. Medium body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Solid imperial stout, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
From the bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is sweet, a little boozy, chocolate and some coffee. Full mouthfeel. Rich and creamy. This is one very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (410) - - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Red Rock in Ypsilanti. Bland nose, pours a pitch black. Decent, slightly smokey flavor. Smooth but a little weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1292) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Matt the Miller’s in Grandview. Plead the 5th Imperial stout is a deep blackish brew with just a hint of brown at the edges. Nose is rich with dark chocolate and roasted black coffee notes. The texture is silky and very apparent on first sip. Taste is rich and malty with dark chocolate over very smooth hops. Finish is good dark chocolate bitters that linger a while. excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
Poured from a 12oz glass to a tulip. One of the darkest beers I can remember. Nose is full of sweet alcohol vanilla and chocolate with a mild hop and malt character. Taste if full of chocolate and roast. Finishes dry with a slight hop character to go with the malt bitterness that lingers on your palate .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTAnderson64 (2) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Minimal head. Very dark to the glass. Aroma is strong chocolate notes with a slight smoke scent. First taste is complex with chocolate, roasty and carmel. Finishes with a slight dryness to the palate and a graving for more! A very fine Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 8, 2014
black, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, caramel, coffee, toast, floral, leather, cooked vegetables, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

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