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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
We checked the gift registry, and appliances are appropriate for our Fourth Anniversary. This beer is an Imperial version of our Black Strap Stout, this time brewed with MORE blackstrap molasses and MORE brown sugar, plus a whole lot more malt and hops too. Part of our FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS and certainly the thickest, darkest, most viscous beer we’ve ever brewed. We’ll brew it again just as soon as we have another 4th Anniversary. Or hey, maybe on the 5th anniversary of our 4th anniversary.

Brewed for East End’s 4th and 9th anniversaries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick oily black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses and roasted malts. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, black licorice, sweet molasses and some notes of coffee. Smooth creamy texture, med-plus body, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2686) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours thick with a tan oily head. The aroma is rich chocolaty malts, molasses, burnt/roasted malts. The flavor is chocolaty, burnt toast, smoky. This is on the roasty side as imperial stouts go. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle pours a dark thick motor oil black/brown with a medium reddish tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa, and molasses. Thick palate, taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, brown sugar, with some bittering hops on the finish. Nice flavor and balance, perfect for bone chilling nights like tonight!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a murky black color with caramel colored head. Great look. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel, and some licorice. Roasty caramel, chocolate taste with a nice roughness to it. Rugged and flavorful. Really enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4275) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours black with small off white head, nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of licorice, molasses, chocolate, and some tobacco. Medium to fuller body. Gets a little sticky with brown sugar and fudge as it warms. Solid stout overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3160) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours coal black with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. Lots of molasses and brown sugar flavor with chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2983) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours thick dark black oil in color with a dark beige cinnamon colored head. The aroma is huge roasted sweet bitter chocolate and even more molasses and black licorice, so smooth and balanced in the nose. Flavor is huge notes of rich roasted black licorice malts and nice minimum smokey notes. Body is robust and awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Dark black, cigar city esque head, coffee dark and lasting. Heavy roast nose, chocolate and cake bitterness. Medicinal booze front, anise and chocolate mid, very dry and cake-like through. Heavy and full, low sweetness and incredible balance and texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by noodleuser at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! 9th Anniversary version. Poured a black color with a small tan head. Dark chocolate notes with some light funk. Roasted malt notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4781) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of licorice and dark fruits.

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