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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youíre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bottle. Appearance: black pour with foamy light brown (milk chocolate) head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, nuts, roasted malt. Taste: bitter dark chocolate on front, with dark fruits in the middle, and ending with a nutty, bitter strong coffee flavor. Mouthfeel: thick and creamy with little carbonation. Overall: this is the perfect example of what I consider the basic standard of a seasonal imperial stout should be. Nothing over the top, which I can appreciate other times, but just plain well-brewed.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (297) - - APR 16, 2014
Nose is brown sugar, treacle a little vanilla. Taste, is brown sugar, treacle, leading to dark fruits, then a little smoke, rich chocolate espresso and oak in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvet. An outstanding imperial stout, though the nose was a little muted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (322) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Alko Hyvinge. Black with thick head. Coffee aroma. Some smoky bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lmatos (18) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2014
This beer has great aroma, beautifully colored as a caramel and a strong bitter taste. To strong for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (74) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours about as close to black as Iíve seen, with a small but dense light brown head. Wonderful smell, raisin, boozy. Bold flavors, bitter roasted coffee, cherry, hops. Better and better the closer it got to room temperature, in my opinion. These last few sips are so smooth and balanced. Terrific!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Poured black as sin with a deep brown head. Slight lace. Not much aroma. Big ashy dark chocolate caramels flavors. Burnt pecans in molasses. Truffles (of both the chocolate and mushroom variety.) Charcoal grill. Greek coffee. Celery hearts. Plum pudding. Vinyl jacket with cigarette burn holes. Strong flammable bite, though still finishes much smoother than most 10.5 ABV brews do. Not as full bodied as the Breakfast Stouts but a nice huge dark spike for stouts in general.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (708) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Thick, viscous black pour, big rich tan head, doesnt last. Gorgeous milk chocolate, light coffee nose, Flavour is intense bitter, roasted coffee, heavy dark belgian chocolate, smokey notes. Thick, rich almost chewy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Finish is long and warming. Amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - APR 16, 2014
Pitch black color with beautiful brown head that dissappears quite quickly. Aroma is strong chocolate, fruity, roasted. Flavor is roasted, coffee, bitter, alcohol. Heavy stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (1889) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2014
Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Jet black pour with full, dark chocolate brown head that fades slowly and leaves lacing as it dissolves. Bold aroma of roasted malts and baked chocolate along with a hint of dry dark fruit and an earthy note. Full and creamy body and texture. The chocolate and dark malts dance upon my senses in the flavor too with a brilliantly bitter but balanced, dry finish. Alcohol totally integrated and muted. Reasonable price for such a wonderful beer. A new Top 10 for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
wow, is it supposed to be this leathery and smoky? its almost like a rauchbier. good, just wasnt expecting that. maybe i got an off bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Deep dark brown, red tinge, long-lasting brown head. Aromas of burnt sugar and liquorice, coffee, something fruity too. Tobacco and leather later. Taste is roasty bitter, molasses sweet. Rich and beguiling.


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