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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Outstanding. Apple and fruit initially, coffee, leather, smoke, and lots of it later. Laces the glass, thick enough for a normal "stout" designation (versus imperial, etc) but missing a little bit of the silkiness that would make this in my top 10 (possibly blame the bottle). Wax on the bottle was a pain in the ass, but itís forgiven because of the beer. Flavors linger for minutes and the alcohol wasnít present. Glad I found this.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3922) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Nutty, roasted aroma. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Bitter roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4444) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a solid looking viscous midnight black with a smaller tight foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt dark chocolate, soy sauce, black olives, sweet tobacco. Full creamy body, softer carbonation, sort of a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of dark chocolate, newspaper, burnt vanilla, oatmeal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2608) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle share at the Cadís tasting. Thanks to Colin. 2015 bottle, 9%, black wax. Pitch black beer, small foamy tan head. Aroma is floral, smoke, grassy hop, tea, a little ash. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth malts, bacon, smoked ham, dry finish with some salt. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Black beer lasting tan head. Roast aroma. Bit soy sauce. Some hop om finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1312) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle into snifter a couple of times. Aroma is citrusy hops, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Pour is black, thick khaki head. Flavor is hop forward but still shows the roasted grain and coffee notes well enough. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkurtz (920) - PERU - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear, dark brown with a creamy light brown head and some large bubbles. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus and chocolate. Good mouth feel. Unusual, complex flavors with chocolate that goes into some tart citrus. My kind of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1634) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Aroma: Grapefruit. Grapefruit! Seriously, more hoppy than any IS Iíve nosed; this thing could be an Imperial Black IPA. After that, some roast character and a little chocolate. Appearance: Slightly inky black pour with a bubbly mocha head that settles into a bubbly, patchy skin. Flavor: Grapefruit still most apparent, but with a solid roast/chocolate balance underneath, leading to a somewhat bitter, citrusy finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Actually enjoyed this quite a bit; an IS with significant hop personality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7387) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at Sweetwater in the Atlanta airport. Very dark pour with a brown head. Roasty with some dark chocolate and sweetness. This is really good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at home while in j'ville. Pours a deep dark brown/black. Aroma has a little coffee coming through some nice green stuff. Medium body, medium carb. Pleasant choc, coffee bitterness, caramel sweetness, orange, grass, salt... Pleasant tasting and booze well integrated. Lighter than expected but a nice drop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3874) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Rustico, Arlington tap: pours black but the pour I got was without much head. Aroma is chocolate and sugar and a wee bit of roast. Taste is sweet and surprisingly light for an imperial stout. Very creamy. Pretty good.


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