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RATINGS: 1076   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 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (561) - - OCT 3, 2015
Drank 3 October with Thierry and Bram in the train after beer day with beer geeks. Nice beer, soft, light coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Darkest brown, oily tan ringed head. Nose is rich chocco slightly smoky. Initial taste is soft roast, biting and meaty. Carbonation is smooth and rich, mouthfeel is met overbearing Neat reduced bbq sweetness on the finish and lingers slides down a more spicy sweetness. Very rich. Very delicious.

Bottle, Garvie Cave, 2009 version from Dark Lord Day haul, 1st Annual Edinburgh Christmas Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, chocolate and licorice. Taste of licorice and chocolate, coffee, dried fruit. Sweet and thick, bitter. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (733) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Ancient bottle. Pours viscous, opaque black in colour with not much head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, cocoa and slight leather. Taste is coffee, cocoa, slight tart berry, slight ginger heat and a touch of molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1028) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 2, 2015
W aromacie uderzenie gorzkiej czekolady, pralin i lekkiej jagody, naprawdę zacnie! W smaku podobnie, choć do czekolady dołącza spora goryczka i cudowny orzechowy posmak na finiszu. Piwo pełne, lepkie, typowy sipper. Świetne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (529) - Łomża, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Dobre, choć zbyt alkoholowe w smaku. Aromat intensywny, wygląd spoko. Ogólnie dobry RiS, ale nie rewelacyjny...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (710) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Piana opadła do kożuszka na powierzchni. Pachnie trochę rodzynkami, jak wytrawna malaga. Gorzka czekolada w aromacie. W miarę ogrzewanaia pojawia się więcej nut palonych, Kwaskowość niska, lekkie nuty słodkie, ale na niskim pozoomie, dość wytrawne. Intensywne nuty kawowe, pozostaje kwaskowo-palona goryczka w posmaku. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany, ale grzeje w ustach i na języku. W miarę ogrzewania wychodzi w smaku i staje się mało przyjemny. Pozostawia słony posmak. Pod koniec pojawiają się nuty wędzone w aromacie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (208) - - SEP 12, 2015
12oz bottle. Sweet plum chocolate aroma. Dark black color with a tan head. Heavy body. Dry with a sticky mouth finish. Chocolate coffee vanilla flavor. Balanced easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atrox (516) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Extremely black colour with beige head. Coffee, chocolate, ash, dried fruits, roastness in aroma. Taste is very roasty with coffee and chocolate also. In the background are dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Estebanik (300) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 12, 2015
W aromacie intensywna kawa, palonosc, lukrecja. Niezbyt glebokie w smaku, ale nadrabia mocna, zdecydowana palona goryczka na finiszu. Swietne ukryty alkohol.

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