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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Decent RIS. Pours black with no head. Flavor is definitely roasted malt and a hint of bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is fairly thin for the style. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 12 ounce bottle. Just like the other stouts by Dark Horse, this one pours a motor oil black with a one finger width tan head. Also like the other Dark Horse stouts this brew had absolutely no carbonation. The aroma was a bit strange when it was cold consisting of smoke and metal. As the beer warmed it smelled a lot better with bitter chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, and roasted malts. The taste was chocolaty with a lot of roasted malts and some coffee. It had a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Finished a bit bitter but was overall a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to yem25. Pours with a very small, very dark brown head that fades over the pitch black body. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, light smoke, cookie, vanilla and light teriyaki. Taste is chocolaty, but ends very smoky and woody with sweet biscuits and caramel notes in between. Also some coffee grounds. Creamy with light bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours like motor oil, with a black hue with no head whatsoever. Aroma is very smoky, with hints of chocolate, coffee. There are some aromas of dark fruits, specifically prunes and dates. Flavor has a sweet beginning complemented well by the bitter ending. The ending is a little too musky/smoky for my liking though. All in all this bear has a very strange flavor - not really a huge fan of the taste. Syrupy texture with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7586) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Bottle shared by Eric, thanks man. Pours out a pure black with a thick brown head. A very powerful aroma; tons of burnt brown sugar, smoke, and a heavy dose of roasted malts. Some coffee also. The flavor is similar; tons of roasted malts, rich coffee, smoke, and just loads of roasted flavors in here. Very drinkable and a nice mouthfeel, creamy and full. Very nice. Re-rate: awesome. Silky. Huge Coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (7439) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is huge roasted and caramelized malts, licorice, dark chocolate, mocha, and even a weak dark fruit. The flavor follows suit with how big everything is. Big roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, caramel, dark fruits, and licorice. This is a full bodied brew that is insanely drinkable for something 12%. I enjoyed this one more than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 oz. bottle - pours thin, jet black with huge coffee aromas; very smooth and roasty; lots of chocolate, molasses and rich coffee in the flavors; a tad on the thin side, but otherwise terrific stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle share by me, thanks to wetherel for the trade. Pitch black almost no head. Spots of tan bubbles. Aroma is big chocolate aroma and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, thick and viscous, with a big body of roasted malt and a slight soy sauce hint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle at Xmas Eve Eve Eve. It pours silently a black black with small tan head. The aroma is molasses, dark fruit, and some soy sauce. The flavor is roastiness, ashy sourness, bitter chocolate, and a dryish finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Bottle shared by lithy at the Christmas E^3 tasting. Opaque with an eight-inch lasting head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavor is mocha on the front, with light alcohol and tobacco drying the finish. Medium-heavy body is creamy and ends roast-dry.

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