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RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


Melker's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melker (235) - Varberg, - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, a lot of coffee, raisins and some smoke. Complex taste, dark and bitter chocolate, coffee and liquorice with a really bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2110) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Draught st Fermentoren. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Excellent imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (190) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a frothy dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, coconut, alcohol and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bitter chocolate and a little boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (154) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - super black, with creamy dark brown head. NOSE - smells like almost nothing. Very surprised. FLAVOR - excellent finish, the start is a bit lite considering it’s color. NOTES - surprisingly light on the tongue considering how it presents when you pour it. Or maybe I just can’t remember how good it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. Pours almost pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is intense malty, raisins in port, vanilla and some distinct hops. Taste is the same as indicated by the aroma , lots of malty goodness, very sweet with some bittering hops for balance.Thick and creamy mouthfeel,with some chocolate delights as well, very good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
A really awesome stout. Thanks kathouse for this beauty. Pours a thick black with minimal head. Lots going on here. Aromas of soy, coconut, dark chocolate, Graham cracker, dark fruit. Flavours are soy, chocolate syrup, sherry, booze. A bit vinous. Really fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1218) - Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2015
Black and opaque with a thin and persistent brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Blackened toast and espresso body. Hints of cocoa. Some astringent bitterness in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (857) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Sample. Black with beige head. Rotated malt, dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt taste. A very big imperial stout. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
A coffee aroma with strong bread yeast. Appears like coffee with thin foam and lace. Taste is bitter and sweet, reminds me of the taste of Founders CBS, roasty charred marshmellow, maple syrup, some sour dough bread. Thick mouthfeel, could could be more fizzy. Overall, top notch taste, could use more aroma, but still very good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (599) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Pitch black. No head. Mildly sweet nose. Fairly light, oily body of bourbon sweetness followed by a nice little kick of roasty coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours black with a small light-brown head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and dark fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruit and a nice hoppy finish. Full bodied.


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