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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
A big, malty beast of a beer that exemplifies the way we roll here at Drake’s. Two-row malt is blended with Chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark Crystal malts to make up the grist. Only one hop addition, Columbus, is added for bittering, allowing the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Enjoy the dense brownish head, the silky maltiness, and flavors of licorice, coffee and chocolate, rounded out with a slightly dry finish. here’s to those who don’t fear the mighty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2014
bomber from blackwells shared with pals at club w.. pours pitch black, kinda thick.. dark brown head... aroma and taste is chocolate and expresso, strong taste, awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2014
Botella de 66 cl en el momento en cimmeria el 10-10-2014. Embotellada en 03-10-2013. color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Sabores y aromas de maltas tostadas con buen equilibrio de ahumados, cacaos cafés y algo de lactosas y especias como la vainilla. Cuerpo medio de 8.75 vol que le dan buena sensación alcohólica. Bastante buena, bien equilibrada y con sabores intensos, sobretodo al coger temperatura. Para repetir de nuevo sin duda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2639) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2014
66cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 09-10-2014.
BBD: not found.
In short: robust tasty Imp. Stout.
Pours very dark with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Roasty, coffee, liquorice aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is smooth, moderate bitterness, chocolate, coffee, roasty flavours, some liquorice. Ends dry and bitter. Quite enjoyable. A really nice and pleasant Imp. Stout, not too much abv, very well balanced, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Massive coffee and toffee flavor. Black pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. So good. Thick and full flavor. Giddy up

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
massive amounts of malted chocolate, a bit of licorice and coffee, and a bitter finish. at first opening the aroma was off, but not at all when i poured it. lighter than many impy’s but not light. silky smooth, drinkable ris. i liked it more with each sip."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (295) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
650 ml bottle from mikkeller shop. Pours black with brown head. Roasted coffee aroma with sweet coffee and cocoa taste. Nice long bitter chocolate aftertaste. Great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Superman75 (59) - - SEP 13, 2014
650 ml från mikkeller, svart kropp med beige skumkrona, maltighet med smak av choklad och kaffe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (511) - HUNGARY - SEP 11, 2014
Gyönyörű, fekete színű köntösét napbarnított habkorona ékesíti, mely alól egy remek pörkölt malátás, kávébabos, étcsokoládés, karamellás, néhol kissé aszalt gyümölcsös aroma száll fel. Mivel imperial stoutról beszélünk, ízének jellemvonásai közül mindenképpen kiemelhető, hogy azok egy átlagosnál nagyobb mértékben szénsavas, sőt kimondottan élénk, kevéssé szirupos, közepes testben teljesednek ki. Mogyoró és kávé pajkos egyvelegét pörkölt maláta, hamu, faháncs súlya nehezíti a megszokott módon, és mindamellett, hogy egy rendkívül kiegyensúlyozott és voltaképpen hibátlan stout megtestesülésének lehetünk tanúi, a vehemensebb hatásokhoz szokott ízlelőbimbók talán hajlamosak lesznek könnyedebbnek titulálni ezt a főzetet annál, mint amire korábban számítani lehetett amerikai darabok által szolgáltatott példák alapján.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (974) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Thanks to Deuane for bringing this one to our Stout Day party.

A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving little to no lace down the glass.

S - Smells of chocolate, coffee, smoke, dark fruits, and a weird metallic aroma. The flavors are all there but they are a little muddled together.

T - Starts off with a quick dose of chocolatey sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of light smoke, coffee grounds, dark fruits, and a very faint hop bitterness. The weird metallic flavor continues from the nose, further helping to muddle the flavors. The finish is a mix of dark roast and smoke, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. A bit too thin for my liking, I think the low carbonation really hurt this one.

O - I wasn’t really a fan of this one. When compared to all the other stouts we were drinking this was one of the worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1663) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bomber shared. Poured a dark brown to almost black. Nice mocha head that disipates quickly. Big roasted malt nose with hints of coffee and lots of black licorice. Oily lacing which leads the bad of this beer. It taste like an oil slick of licorice. You get plenty of chocolate and coffee but its over powered by the licorice. This takes away from a great blend of other ingredients.

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