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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep and malty. Large quantities of specialty malts give this ale such depth of flavor. Caramel, brown, and chocolate malts, and black barley are all included. Magnum hops are added during the boil to balance the substantial maltiness and Willamette hops provide a nice spicy finish. Our house yeast ferments this beautiful black beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle@Home. Very nice aroma, mainly coffee but also black currant and something sweet. Great looks. Flavourful, fruity (almost sourish), coffee and roasted finish. Not the most powerful imperial stout but flavourful and easy going. I like that!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a minimal beige head. Nose is roasty with some chocolate and toffee. Medium-bodied, taste is what you’d expect from the nose. No alcohol apparent, very drinkable and well-balanced with just enough hops to give it a nicely bitter finish. This is thinner than most imperials. Nothing exceptional but a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
Draft supposedly oak aged. Pours a black body with a white head. Bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla notes, caramel and chewy malt tones. Milky and sweet, bourbon creamy vanilla tones with a mild oaky finish. A lightly roast y body nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Maybe not a strong beer by today’s imperial standards, but Dick’s has all the elements -- roasty, alcohol, dark caramel flavors. Very nice -- give me a pint.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5167) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Black pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate and roast, but the aroma is faint and weak. Malty flavor that is more caramel than chocolate with a bit of roast. Pretty weak for an impy stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso and chocolate. Flavour of rich, sweet chocolate upfront, with caramel notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
This beer pours a dark brown/black with a medium thick and foamy tan head that recedes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The finish is malty with a mild hops and coffee aftertaste. Decent overall, glad this is the beer that introduced me to Dick’s.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
12oz. Bottle from trade with SuzyGreenberg: Faint aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Poured black in color with a small, brown head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Lightly sweet and slightly bitter flavor. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, and hops. Medium body. Creamy texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, and slight lactose finish is lightly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of scrizzz. Thanks, Clint! Pours a rather dark, cola-brown color; light-tan head with weak retention and solid lacing. Lots of cola and chocolate and creamy caramel in the aroma; some pleasant pine (?) and citrus bitterness; balanced, creamy, and straightforward. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, caramel and tootsie roll character; moderate, quietly expressed bitterness, not even close to the density of the best imperial stouts, this is still a reasonably drinkable, hefty stout in its own right: lots of clearly expressed chocolate and caramel maltiness, well-balanced, hidden alcohol; tasty and drinkable. Lasting finish showing some nice mineral bitterness alongside milk chocolate, caramel, and cocoa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours flat with a roasted coffee aroma with perhaps a touch of cherry underneath it. from the roast. Flavor is bitter with creamy palate


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