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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 15/20
Iphonephan (5277) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6479) - 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 (4570) - 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 (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (11471) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (274) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9143) - East 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2210) - - 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.

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