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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
355ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga) at 11%
Sweat sweaty aroma. Black, brief head. Rich soyey body, nice sweet roast. No sign of alcohol at all. Almost mellow. Finish sweetish, roasty, but with a beautiful dry bitter hopping. Donít share this - this is worth having one on your own. 11% - wowzers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle 11% ABV (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours dark brown with beige head. The head doesnít stay. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa, peat, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, roast, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Finish is roast bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark brown beer, small off-white head. Nose is soy sauce, roast, dark chocolate, leathery notes, smoke. Flavor is dark chocolate and roasty bitterness, less soy, but itís there, finishes dry, roasty, some chocolate notes. Hides the alcohol well. Dry and surprisingly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2013 vintage. Black. Chocolate. Roasted coffee. Tasted at tims bottle share. Thx Chris.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Tasting bij Mrk. Van de fles. Oneindige toffee! Chocotoff experience. Met aardbeienjam en shag. Backlog from 2015/03/19.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is tobacco, grass, chocolate. Taste is full bodied, a dry finish, med bodied. Overall, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1229) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2014 vintage. Tap at Station House, Forest Hills, Queens. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, booze. Heat. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke. Big bodied. Really good. Iím impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
Bäm! Hab jetzt bereits viele Imp. Stouts hinter mir, Taste mich aber trotzdem an das Thema erst ran. Das Teil war eine Offenbarung. Stark, rauchig, malzig und schön fruchtig. Dunkle Früchte und speziell Trockenpflaume im Abgang. Schön süß und lang anhaltend. Beim eingießen wie flüssige Zartbitter, sowas habe ich noch nicht gesehen. KEIN Schaum, oder mache ich was falsch? ;) Insgesamt mega geil! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt toast. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate with roasted malt, with some smokiness and a bit of bitterness that lingers. A bit dry. No noticeable alcohol. Not for the faint hearted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, coffee, licorice and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, licorice, coffee and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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