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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - 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 (3561) - 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 (3144) - 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 (4303) - 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 (7388) - Alexandria, 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 (6257) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Quite a nice beer. Big roast aroma, with some musky dark chocolate and light coffee. Just a hint of caramelized malt. Medium bitter finish. Black pour with mocha head and lacing. Thick, creamy consistency. Bottle thanks to noodleuser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by noodleuser, thanks Joel! Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, toasty notes. Tastes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Deep dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, burnt espresso. Taste is bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, 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.

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