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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.

Star80's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours out a sexy black color with tan frothy head. Exactly what you want in a big stout. Strangely still smells a little like blueberries in a Tres Blueberries sort of way, and cocoa, coffee, liquorish, and roasted malt among many things. Smells absolutely amazing! Tastes like a cocoa and coffee explosion, but more hops in the taste than the aroma. Also tasting some toasted marshmallow. Wow, this beer throws me me through a hoop in its complexity. The mouthfeel is rich and full and the alcohol is all but undetectable aside from its warming effect down my throat. Overall a hell of a stout drinking experience. Finely balanced yet massive as hell! Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (439) - POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Absolutnie zajebisty aromat czekolady, kakao i owoców leśnych, połączony z alkoholem i palonością. W smaku jest wręcz oblepiająco, prym wiedzie bardzo gorzka czekolada i palone słody, sporo owoców pod postacią jeżyn, sporo żywicy i leśnych aromatów. Finisz mocno goryczkowy (zarówno chmielowo jak i od palononości) i alkoholowy (w najszlachetniejszy z możliwych sposobów). Obłędnie zdradliwa pijalność - wspaniały RIS!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KHMD (6) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite stouts. 11% is as well-hidden as any stout and the carbonation is perfect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (55) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On tap at House of 1000 Beers. Nice dark color with slight tan head. Not as thick or oily as other imperial stouts. Very strong coffee aroma. A little too much carbonation for my liking. Flavor hits the front of the tongue then disappears quickly. Taste doesn’t linger long enough like other full bodied beers. Not my favorite imperial stout but it was OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Bottle. Pretty, thick black pour. Shiny, still black appearance, tiny ring head. Dark soy aroma, coffee soda. Rich body, nice bittering. Solid, tasty, properly big imp stout. I dig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (292) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Aroma: lot of plums, alcohol, dark chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste: dark fruits, dried plums, belgian pralines, dark coffee and nice subtle alcohol warming. Really long chocolate afertaste and quite heavy body. Medium head, good lacing and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Bottle, many thanks guys. Pours an oily color, pretty no head just a basic lacing. Nose: figs, chocolate, raisins, floral as well. Mouth: silky soft carbonation, dry-bitter finish in a rough body which offers loads of alcohol and sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (497) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Kran, Jabeerwocky. Ciemne, z nieimponujaca piana. W aromatach bardzo fajnie i duzo sie dzieje, czekolada, kawa, palonosc, owoce suszone, zwlaszcza sliwki, rodzynki, do tego jakby waniliowy cukier puder... Czuc tez alkohol. W ustach bardzo pelne, geste. Smaki w slodka strone ewidentnie. Alkohol dosc mocny, wyczuwalny rowniez na jezyku. Giryczka przykryta czekoladowa slodycza i alkoholem. W caloksztalcie: bomba :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Huge aroma, chocolate, fig and raisin, slight cherry alcohol burn. Prickly carb with a half inch if caramel foam. Tastes of roasted malt slightly thinner than you?d expect. Slight cherry and a touch of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Heavy weight IMP stout. Very smooth, rich roasted malt profile, coffee and dark choco, vanilla, some hops in background gives fruitiness aspect. Moderate sweetness with moderate to light bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Enjoyable brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aragh (67) - POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Kolor bardzo ciemny, niemal czarny, piana gęsta, opada do korzuszka po jakichś 30 sekundach. Zapach bardzo głęboki, przypominający whisky z nutami kakao i palonymi. W smaku dominuje gorzka czekolada i alkohol, ale są też nuty kawy i rodzynków. Dobrze zbalansowane.

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