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95
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1128   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
I’ve wanted to rate this for some time. Excited. Appears jet black with a very light brown head lace is okay. I’ve seen worse but not the best. Nose is sweet malt, light coffee, wood, liquor, raisins, figs, dark rich chocolate, and other blended fruity esters. Taste starts with coffee, and then fades to fruits, and oak like characteristics, taste finishes with strong black malts and dry roasted bitterness and warm alcohol. Slick and just a little oil like on the palate. Thick and rich IMO stout that is among the kings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6705) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle shared by GrOve. Pitch dark. Dry cocoa, soot and smoke, some milky coffee, too. Herbal hoppy finish, mint, pepper, basil. Complex stuff, new dimensions in every sip. Long lingering coffee tail.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Very dark motor oil pour with tiny chestnut head. Aroma is pure chocolate bar with mild roast. Taste is chocolate with a bitter black coffee astringentness. Medium body not too thick or too thin. Very smooth for 12%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draft: Poured an oil like black. The aroma was roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor was the same with some nice and smooth bitterness at the end. Overall, a great impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
12 oz Bottle, poured black with a good bit of carbonation, head was minimal, brown, quick fade. Aroma was big with a ton of roasty dark malts, cocoa, some espresso character too. Flavors were an incredible blast of roasted malt, huge bitterness throughout, like chewing on coffee beans. The booze in this thing is not easily detectable, just a subtle hotness in the deep finish. Mouthfeel was viscous, smooth and creamy. Good stuff although I wouldn’t think twice about drinking an Expedition instead. As far as huge roasty stouts go it ranks up there, just not the top. Big thanks to Baker for the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle @ Theis and Mette. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy bubbly brown head. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dry and bitter roasted flavor. Smooth and full bodied. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8684) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle. Medium hgigh creamy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Coffee, cocoa vedgetable aroma. Cocoa coffee cream roasted malt flavor with low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lazarus (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
Great stout. Pours a small tan head and looks as dark as motor oil. Smooth despite 12 percent alcohol, can feel the warmth as it slides down your throat. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is of chocolate and roast malt. Taste is of chcolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with some bitterness. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle: Nice brown foamy head on top of a black beer. Smell chocolate, wood, coffee, roasted malts and a slight hints of sweat and dog food. Taste a lot of chocolate and coffee. Also taste roasted malts, a feeling of warmth (alcohol), sweet with brown sugars and grassy coffee aftertaste. Bit bitter, no dry aftertaste.


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