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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Brewed with pale, C77, chocolate, roasted barley, black and flaked rye malts with fifty lbs. of sugar. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Chinook hops, then conditioned on oak staves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Roasted choc aromas in this engine oil like brew. Choc and oak swirl on my tongue from this super full bodied brew. The after taste is roasty and slighty warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2677) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle @ RBBWG 2016. Many thanks! Dark brown/black colour, beige foam. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Medium roastiness. Rather sweet but ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
20/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2015 vintage (2016-205) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, no noticeable head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, malty, caramel, soft roast, mocha, some coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, sweet, some caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: roasted, mocha, hoppy touch, bit sweet, alcohol, vanilla. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours black, no real head. Smell is dark malts, Chocolate and coffee. Taste is Sharp. Very,very aromatic. Dark Chocolate. Coffee, burnt malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle sample @ RBBWG 2016, thanks Ben. Brune foncée, col blanc-casé crémeux. Arôme offre un bouquet malté, caramel, chocolaté, grains qui arrivent bien en rétro-nasal. Garde également une pointe de l’ajout houblonné qui apporte un équilibre hors du malt. Palais est épais, boozy, malté avec une touche épicée du seigle, composante houblonnée est plaisante apporte une note de pin qui reste un peu en retrait mais contribue à mettre la bière sur un pied autre que versant juste dans le plein de malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1314) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen, 2015 vintage. Clear, very dark red to black, tan head. Sweetish-malty, minimally boozy aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and brown sugar. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, some coffee and vanilla, followed by a short, slightly bitter finish with notes of licorice. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing Beerlover_Ben! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG V. Black, very dark mocha head. Nose is thick syrupy molasses, licorice, herbs, sugar, thick syrupy malts. Taste is thick roots, bitter molasses, licorice, molasses, sugar, herbs, candy, thick sludgy. Thick molasses body & taste with strong licorice interesting for an RIS. Unusual but interesting & enjoyable, straightforward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle at RBBWG, thanks for sharing! Very roasty, chocolaty, nice beer, barrel age this baby!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (5024) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
Black body, creamy tan head. Chocolate, dark roast, soy sauce. Rich, rye, but also alcohol. Sharper bitterness, roasted malts, hinting to sour even. String falvour, very appealing to me Much roast, much bitter, much falvour. Yum! (Sampled during RBBWG 2016)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12333) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2016. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized beige to light bown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, roasted malts, malt bitter. Taste malts, lots of roasted malts, light to medium coffee, malt bitter and roast bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice roasty imperial stout.

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