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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
Bottled. Pours out in an opaque black colour with a small creamy pale brown head. Powerful aroma of anise, black chocolate, almonds and molasses. Full-bodied with notes of anise, dried black cherries, burnt malts, dark chocolate, salty licorice and black pepper. Long full aftertaste of salty licorice, roasted malts, black chocolate, prunes and figs. Well-hidden alcohol, smooth body. Tasty, powerful and sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Pours deep black fading to brown and yellow around the edges. Sticks to the side of the glass upon receding. Minimal head on slightly light pour. Aroma is coffee, brown sugar, toffee, and a nice edition of dark fruit. Alcohol is a little more apparent than I would like. Taste of deeply roasted malts, patent, roast bitterness, and alcohol. Residual bitterness, burnt toast, and alcohol warmth. Full body. Well crafted, with some bumps in the road. Re-rate: Bitter chocolate and roast with plenty of dark fruit and licorice. Lots of burny alcohol. -2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15501) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
355 ml bottle. Black with tiny brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, vinous, chocolate, sweet and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Pours a dark color with a brown head.Chocolate, hops, earth, coffee, dark fruits, nuts and a bit of vanilla on the nose. Taste is bitter and sweet with chocolate, hops, darker fruits, malts, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Full bodied and very well hidden alcohol. Smooth beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a black body with very little white head. Great roasted smell, I really like the aroma on this. Taste is roasted goodness and chocolate. Great full body with good carbonation. This was really good, I would love to try it in bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Jet black with a small, deep mocha head that’s got a tinge of orange or rust to it. Fades to moderate, super-fine bubbled lacing. Nose explodes with dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol fumes but not a ton. Rich, velvety mouthfeel, decent amount of carbonation, sweet, milky, malty up front with a decisive but restrained bittering and peppering on the finish that cleans up after all the malt. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Had at Capone’s. Pour is a thick black with brown head. Aroma is Smokey caramel and nuts. Flavoris roasted and hints of caramel. Delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle 12oz. - poured black with no head. Aroma - smokey, chocolate, coffee flavor - great smokey roasted chocolate malt taste mixed with excellent sweet vanilla and dark fruit. Palate - thick, almost have to chew to swallow. Finish is dry and has smokey lingering aftertaste. Overall - damn good Imperial Stout, has everything it should and more. First beer from Dark Horse and won’t be the last!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle from De Gekraakte Ketel. A small, light brown head formed on top of this black beer. Chocolate aroma reaches from far away, closer to the nose one detects peat, vanilla as well as a certain earthiness. Full impact chocolate and vanilla as well as earthy flavours. A hint of acidity makes it dangerously drinkable. Smooth and full-bodied. State of the art imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 290610. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and some alcohol. Flavor with malt sweetness and a spicy hop profile

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