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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


dnstone's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Chocolatey with light burnt roast aroma. Pitch black, and viscous; starts with a brown head that fades to nothing. Thick chocolatey with a finish that lingers..maybe some vinilla tones in the after taste. A solid imperial stout, really enjoyable! Would love to try a barrel aged version.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2016
On tap at RCBW 2016. Dark browne, almost black colour. Medium beige head. Milk chocolate, toffee, hints of vanilla, hints of some nuts, spices in the aroma. Spicy, bit tart, hints of chocolate at first. Slight sweetness, milk chocolate in the middle. Cocoa and spices in the end. Spiceness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Dark black colour with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1573) - LATVIA - SEP 5, 2016
Almost black with no head. Sweet aroma with coffee notes. Slightly sweet followed by strong roasted bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3101) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is jet black but with only a short-lasting tan head. Fades so fast. The aroma is both mellow and subtle and alive with dark sweet malts, crackers, raisins, molasses, and a low to no hop profile. Also no booze for 12% ABV. Just extraordinary. The body falls into the medium to full range. The taste tends to be very sweet, roasted, and dark all around. Like the aroma - there is no alcohol picked up. Very well integrated. My head felt it later. This is the kind of Imperial Stout I could drink more frequently.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1365) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Many thanks to Justin for this great extra! Un liquide noir créant une superbe mousse claire et interminable! Des arômes de chocolat au lait, de lactose, de cacao et de malts torréfiés arrosés d’une touche subtile de houblons frais. Texture parfaitement soyeuse, laiteuse qui me donne l’impression de retrouver le lactose initialement présent au nez. Saveurs plaisantes de malts grillés et de chocolat qui terminent leur course dans une longue finale mi-amère. Alcool parfaitement imperceptible dans un stout à 11% qui se boit presque d’un trait!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2221) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 8, 2016
0,33l bottle at home from trade with Zakoon, big thanks. grey label that says 11% ABV. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells roasty, light charcoal, some wood, some coffee, earthy, light glueish / light alcohol, light sherry notes. overall great smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of sherry, light alcohol, some roast, ash, coffee, bitter chocolate, lightly glueish, earthy / almost smoky. finishes lightly roasted with coffee, earthy notes and light alcohol. lovely beer, just a tad alcoholic overall. carbonation actually gets a lot more bubbly towards the bottom of the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (698) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Taster pour at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Appearance is opaque black with small, light brown foamy head. Taste is as aroma with additional of hints of coffee. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation, mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, a really nice imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspencer78 (32) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours almost black with essentially no head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate, malt, caramel and coffee. Taste the same with a bit of sweetness, and booziness and no bitterness at all. Thick and smooth on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (57) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2016 Pours a super dark, dirty oil color, with almost no head. Smell is superb, roasted coffee, malt, chocolate. Taste is mild, more coffee than is evident with smell. No bitterness. Very thick on the tongue. This is a really, really solid stout from the boys just down the road. I’ll buy this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rafael52 (930) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, duża zawiesina drożdżowa.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, aromat brzeczki, wyraźne aromaty ciemnych słodów, czekolady, kawy, lekko chmielowy, łodygowy, wyraźny alkohol.
Smak: dość spora pełnia, gęstość, spora słodowa słodycz, tak jak w aromacie nuty czekoladowe, kawowe, lekko palone, średnia goryczka, chmielowe, trochę łodygowa.
Wysycenie: średnie e kierunku niskiego.


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