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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
From liquidsolutions. Pours a dark black brew that allowed some light in the pour, sits black in the glass. Not that viscous and the head is thin and dark tan, dissipating quickly. The nose is sweet, light coffee, grain, not very dimensional. Roast is evident. The flavor is roasty, some coffee, soy sauce is THERE, grain, some other minor off flavors. Decent mouthfeel, not really that viscous or full, light coffee and little carbonation. The finish has coffee and soy sauce and leaves some minor off flavors. Overall, not what I would pick as my favorite RIS but not the worst I’ve had.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle 2013-Chocolate, roast, coffee, bread, dark fruit in the aroma. Pours black with a mocha colored head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, fruit, balancing bitterness great mouthfeel @7.5% which seems pretty low for an imperial stout, but doesn’t lack in flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with some light coffee notes. High, prickly carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice sweet chocolate with resinous hops, licorice, molasses, a bit of funk, very nice and complex. In mouth, very sweet chocolate with vinous notes, ashes, floral hops, treacle, veering into old ale territory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at the Pre-Christmas CBC - Clerkenwell Tasting, London. Thanks to Colin for this beer. Pours rich brown with a fine beige cream head. Sugary dark malt nose, some alcohol, burnt toast and dark cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with light roast, dusty cocoa, smooth dark malts. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light dry finish with mellow roasted malts, light earthy bitterness, some marshmallow, burnt wood, baking cocoa. Very smooth and pleasant impy stout, though not particularly complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle at pre Xmas tasting (Belmont Station, Portland OR) - 21/12/12. Murky light black with a thin tan head that immediately dissipates to the edge. Nose is dark malts, molasses, touch of smoked gammon, light chocolate. Taste follows, touch of wood, leather, liqourice, chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry in the finish. Ok - lower end of the Imperial Stout market!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared with theydon bois. Tobacco, caramel, quite sweet, fluffy cola head, low carbonation, red berry, dry chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3842) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
355ml bottle pours a dark brownish red almost black color with a finger of light tan head that leaves a few spots of lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted barley with hints of hops and yeast. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and hop bitterness. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. ABV is a little on the low side for the style, but overall, this is quite a tasty and easy to drink ale and recommended for a tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1468) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
This has a deep brown color, slightly thin, with a light brown head and a sweet, lightly malty aroma. It has a thin mouth feel for such a low alcohol Imperial Stout, yet somehow maintains a fairly strong alcohol presence for its low alcohol presence. It’s very green on the tongue.. interesting. Its finish is mostly sweet, with a hint of chocolate. Its roast character is tame, but just present enough to taste like the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours dark brown black with almost no head. Smells of dark malts, a little chocolate. Overpowering taste of burnt malts, slight chocolate, licorice and an astringent flavor. Medium heavy body with a burnt malts and piney resin aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
35,5 cl bottle vintage 2008 (7,5%) at Bailey’s Taproom
Aroma is malty with raisins and cocoa. Flavour has some roasted malt, cocoa and some raisins. A bit watery for this style. Your typical russian imperial stout.


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