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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, roast and chocolate malt with prunes, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
750ml bottle courtesy of Beerman. Thanks. 9th Anniv batch. Pours an opaque black color with a big brown head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with anise, molasses and well roasted malts. The taste mirrors the aroma with over-the-top molasses, licorice, blackened grains, bitter walnuts and something very earthy. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Nice brew. Paired well with some English Red Leicester cheese.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (134) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Creamy coffee roast like aroma with piney citrus hops. Appearance is jet black with a brown head. Flavor is full of molasses and chocolate. Hop bitterness is medium high with piney citrus notes. Mouthfeel is heavy but creamy smooth with medium low carbonation. Overall, it's a great tasting American stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6433) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick oily black pour with dark brown head, 9th anniversary bottle. Aroma brought notes of big molasses, cocoa powder, dark sugars, hints of roast, anise, some peppery notes, hints of toasted bread as well. Taste is a mix of dark sugars, peppery, anise, some slight smoke, hints of earthy tones into sweet molasses, some dark fruit, touch of cocoa powder, toasted bread, finishing sweet, slightly dry, touch of booze. Thick and rich for sure, fine carbonation that’s better after swirling it out a bit. The mix of smoke/ toasted and roasted barley with the sugars does relatively give the sense of burnt toast, not sure if that was what they were going for but it rang a bell for me. Overall good, looks great and great palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (685) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small mocha head. The aroma has slight booze, roasted malt, and banana bread. The taste is chocolate, sweet bread, and roasted malts. The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, and a little syrupy. Really good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1628) - - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is lactic with banana and chocolate. Taste follows suit but adds an enormous portion of roasted/charred malt. Lots of molasses and a hint of marshmallow. Thick sticky mouthfeel with little carb. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours black oil with mocha brown head. Nose and taste of molasses, burnt brown sugar, black licorice, roast chocolate, coffee, dank resinous hops and vanilla. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
9th Anniversary Bottle. Pours jet black with a thick, sticky, and mocha colored foam head. The aroma is of dominating roasted malts, mild chocolate, smoked notes, and a noticeable sugary scent. In tasting I noticed bitter cocoa, molasses, roasty rauch like malts, light licorice, a weak dry finish, and there was a defined hop flavor/bitterness. Overall this was a pleasant smoked stout and worth trying.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to charule. Pours a deep dark black with a brown colored head that dissipates to a foam. Aroma of chocolate sand roasted malts. Tastes like bitter dark chocolate. Thick and oily. Well done east end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1281) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from East End. Poured pitch black with dark caramel head. Very chocolate molasses aroma. Light to min carb med thick bod. Drying light bitter choc taste.


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