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RATINGS: 1057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Pours black with thick brown head and lots of lacing meduim to almost thick body with aromas from roasted malts,light coffee and choclates taste is very bold like any IRS I have grown to be a big fan of dark horse stouts and this one does’t let me down

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle, about a year or so of age on this one. Pours a solid black, small, forced tan head that dissapates rather quickly. Roasted malt, chocolate and a subdued touch of hops in the background of the aroma. Creamy, roasted malt, sweet chocolate and again a touch of hops in the flavor profile. Great mouthfeel, thick and kinda oily and a slightly bitter finish, really well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Aroma is reminiscent of Surly Darkness, a lot of sweet malt over something of a surprisngly robust hop presence. Caramel, raisin, vanilla, and the aformentioned hop sweetness are key. Apperance is great, black, minimal head, would rank a bit higher with a bit more frothy goodness. Taste is heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, and if it is possible to taste thick, this is it. Palate is appropriately thick and near flat, just where I want an impy stout. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Yes this is my first review using the assistance, so bear with me. Overall a good beer, though a bit on the sweet end of my taste for imperial stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
bottle, by trade with ogglethorp, pitch black with no foam, aroma of coffee, chocolate and raisin, flavors are strong malt and roasted coffee , port, big hershey chocolate syrup finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 i drank this beer 2 days ago. right now, i’ve already had 3 Brooklyn Black Chocolate’s, soo, yeah.. the most striking thing about this beer that i recall was the appearance. beautiful head, lace, dark, opaque, mmmm. great overall taste, but the appearance on this fucker was outstanding. RERATE: 5/21/11 BOOZY. DARK CHOCOLATE. Thick. Black.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2009
This is one dark beer. Pours black with a rapidly dissipating dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate liqueur with hints of licorice and vanilla. The flavor is a bit molasses like, rather sweet, but not too cloying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Pours pitch black, small head. Nose is extremely heavy with roasted grain, burnt sugar, and molasses. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, a little thin, acrid, charred and cheap espresso.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Bottle thanks to Pantanap. Pours pitch black with a thin thick tan head. Nose is heavy roast and wood with hints of bourbon. Rather fruity character with hints of wood, vanilla and nut. Slightly smoky as their other stouts have been. Very complex, well attenuated. This is a really fantastic imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Temp:65 Maudite glass. Black,black. Used oil black. Little fizzy bubbles settle to a dark brown,ring. Big roasted grain aroma. Also lots of dark chocolate,with a smidge of hops,and little to no alcohol,which is a plus. Lightly fizzy texture with a very chewy malt profile. Upfront bittersweet roasty flavors,are followed by dark fruit skins,and chocolate. Finishes roasty with a good hint of hops. Little to no alcohol in the aroma or flavor,it’s just felt. Decent balancing of the sweet and bitter,where most are too sweet/cloying this is a bit dry.Seems like a good candidate to sit on awhile. Tasty. Big,roasty,and chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured completely black with a small tan head that diminished to a fine ring of bubbles. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, and some toffee. Taste is roasty. Notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, toffee. Finishes nice with the hops showing through the dark malty goodness. Pretty good. Hides the alcohol well for 12%.


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