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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Slight smoky aroma, full bodied, hint of coffee, a great imperial stout, without the ashtray that is Russian imperial stouts. - March madness 2014


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (565) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark opaque hue with fizzy brown head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is coffee, roast, toffee, ethanol, caramel, cola, soy, vanilla. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a great astringent following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice imperial stout but is a bit hot on the back end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (966) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at mom and dad’s house. Snifter. Pours a black oil with a small mocha head. No lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, aromatic coffee, hazelnut, and glazed doughnut. The taste is dark chocolate, slight bitter coffee, vanilla, cocoa nibs, roasted and toasted malts. Thick mouth with a full body. Creamy finish and slight bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (100) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours all black withmall brown head and oily texture. Aroma sweet dried fruits, chocolate and cocoa, Some port. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate with notes of burnt caramel and roasted malts.Smooth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a motor oil black with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma and taste are big on the roast, some nice dark chocolate, boozy back end. Thick and viscous, nicely done, booze heavy for me but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Pours black with a thin dark mocca head. Aromas of slight booze, caramel and toffee. Taste is coffee, licorice, sweet dark berries, roast, light chocolate. Sadly a bit thin body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Black pour. A slim layer of tan bubbles that are quick to disappear. A fruity aroma mixed with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is chocolate and roasted grain. A little heat but not overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (362) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip -- Opaque black with zero bubbles. Aroma is roast and malt. Flavor follows suit nicely, rounded out with some strong hops to keep the roast from overpowering. The roast is very strong and presented nicely. This is a very nice Impy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1862) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours thick and black, with a decent head. It is an IS that is flawless without being exceptional. It would be a good one to have around if one of your friends asks, "Hey, what does an imperial stout taste like?"

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Un collet qui fuit rapidement, des ton de sauce soya dans une mare chocolaté, un corps qui s’aminci une fois les bulles retirés. Pas le monstre décadent auquel je m’attendais.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and cocoa. Jet black with a decent brown head. Chocolate and cocoa, with a light bitterness. Rich mouthfeel and nice.


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