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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is malt, roasted coffee. Flavor is moderately sweet with chocolate, mouthfeel is velvety, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with only moderate presence of alcohol. My absolute favorite Imperial Stout,


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (177) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Awesome imperial stout. Roasted sweet malt on nose, thick pour with creamy head. Nice roasted, dry on tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (181) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from total wine. Pours black, thin tan head. Scent is vanilla. Taste is coffee, licorice, chocolate and alcohol. Tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshersDad (5) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Light brown head with a sweeter aroma. Coffee and vanilla with dark chocolate and black licorice flavor that stays with you for awhile after you drink it

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
astanford (8) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
roasty, earthy, leaves, licorice, smoke, brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Nice, big light head. Goes away slowly. Beer is pitch black. A: dark bread, light smell of coffee, liqurice T: bitter chocolate, coffee. A little sweet when it first hits your mouth but then bitter and goes to just a hint of sour in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franzen (355) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice with some soy and some dessert wine. Bit sweet taste with dark syrup notes, some coffe roastiness but a bit pale.. Finish is a bit of burnt smokieness. Would have prefered little less bit more roasty now it feels to much porter and too little imperial stout. Very nice head though

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
circinus (226) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 35.5 cl from Barleywine, Copenhagen. Black with a light brown nice head, very good. Dark syrup, roast, toast, slight smoke, some sweetness, nice bitterness. Medium/full body, low carbonation, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3146) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Interesting stout. Slightly yeasty, chocolaty, rye is fairly evident. Oats in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (217) - - NOV 25, 2014
Pitch black. Aroma less than expected but I’ve had a cold. Very malty almost triple flavor. Had 4 pack from Kroger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a creamy tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, black coffee, smoke, licorice, dark fruit and some subtle caramel. Velvety smooth texture, full body, roasty dry finish.


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