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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Brewed once every 100 batches, this celebratory imperial stout must be respected for its strength and bold character. Remarkably smooth for a beer with an O.G. of 1.103, its portlike qualities mature with age.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Pretty solid beer. Dark, roasty, chocolately stout, if not a tad thin for as strong as it was. Slight bit of alcohol character but not dominating or overbearing. Enjoyable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
(draught) jet black pour, light tan head that laces Very well. Nose of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, sweet chocolate. Delicious nose. Taste of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and somewhat syrupy. Very thick medium body, creamy, bitter chocolate notes and sweet finish. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at the Draught House. Pours neer black and came to me with very little head. Aromas is roasty, day old coffee and some smoke(?). Flavor is roasty, moderate hop bitter, fresh coffee and mild sweetness. Nice medium coffee (hops too) bitter ending. Medium to thick/full mouthfeel. Alcohol is well concealed. Not too complex, but a very drinkable semi-impy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Draught at the Draught House- poured a solid and mean black color, thin brown head formed and tried it’s best to lace. Aroma of a roasted malt, smoke, and got a little earth for some reason. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt was nicely roasted and full, coffee with a tiny note of sweetness in the middle, finish is lasting and acidic from hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
The beer pours black with a brown head. The aroma is roasted malt with some nice smoke. The flavor is roasted malt, smoke, coffee and citrus hops. The hops really come in strong at the end of the flavor. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. Creamy, medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours mahogany dark brown with a 2 inch maple nut brown head before Amy pours it off to give you a full pint. The aroma is rich with coffee, spice, dark wood, and delicious anticipation. The flavor is full and powerful with dark rasted bareley malt flavor dominating. The head is an intricate weave of dense rich foam. The lacing is intricate and very heavy. The pleasure is near immeasureable. Just kiddding, but it is good. Texture is thick and characteristic of a stout. Finish is a little creamy, tart, and bitter. Did I mention this beer has a veryr tart and bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
An imperial with a decent amount of complexity. The nitrogen produced fake head was pretty, but it gave the stout an undesired over-creaminess. Good overall, and it hides the alcohol well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Completely opaque black color, tan head that had incredibly tiny bubbles and a smooth, spongy surface. You know how sometimes the smell or flavor of a beer brings to mind a phrase, like Abbaye de Floreffe Meilleure makes me think of ’dark bananas’? All I could think of in the smell was the phrase ’weak hops’. The flavor, however, was rather complex. I got: chocolate, licoriche, alcohol, grapes, and some whiskey toward the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit too smooth, almost slimy...plus, the effect on my palate wasn’t nearly as ruinous as a stout should be. This beer had a lot of pros and cons and it was difficult to evaluate how I felt about it overall. The complexity of the flavor carried it despite its other shortcomings.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Decent imperial....needed a bit more effervescence. Good flavor but the flavors were not as distinguishable as in other good stouts (like the imperial across town at the Bitter End). I didnt like the nitro head either...gave the beer an annoying creaminess. Decent....period.


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