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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Release #1 - 10% ABV
Release #2 - 9.2% ABV
Release #3,4 - 9.1% ABV
Release #5 - 9.2% ABV
Release #6 - 8.7% ABV
Release #7 - 9.7% ABV
Release #8 - 9.8% ABV
Release #9 - 9.4% ABV
Release #11 - 10.3% ABV


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2494) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
Release 11. Big black pour with a tall fluffy brown oatmeal looking head with some thick lacing. Aroma is heavily of dry cocoa powder over a tiny bit of lactose some very heavily roasted dark malt and a hint of hops in the finish. Reminds me a bit of the hoppy hit that Imperial Gonzo has. Full well coated palate, lightly creamy on the tongue. Big roasty malt flavor some bitter cocoa powder some dark chocolates and a good amount of dry hops in the finish that really change the feel and the swallow, but don’t stand out as a specific flavor that I can pick up. As it warms a little hint of vanilla came in as well. Again reminds me of Imp Gonzo in a good way. Enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbeatdano (29) - - APR 10, 2014
Pour from bottle - black with a small amount of tan headAroma - chocolate, coffee, roasted dark malt, hints of toffee. Taste - burnt malt, smoke, licorice, chocolate, sour fruits, caramel Palate - full bodied, medium carbonation, cake like mouthfeel, long bitter, roasted finish. Tasting a lot of similarities with Founder?s imperial stout, and that?s not a bad thing. It is a bit sweeter to me which balances the bitterness a little better than the Founder?s version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2146) - JAPAN - MAR 9, 2014
Big creamy to do impy - just missing the complexities and more ish qualities of the classics. Having said that this is an excellent second tier beer, well weighted between the roast and sweeter aspects.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minihame2 (166) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
Black body, faint tan head. Malty aroma, caramel and brown sugar. Slick, oily mouthfeel with a little bit of co2 tingyness. Taste is not very strong for an imperial stout. Fairly well balanced with a hint of bitterness. Roasted malts and some coffee flavours are there. It’s a very nice imperial stout, probably a good start for someone who wants to try out the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (142) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22 oz for $8.67. Pours jet black with a nice brown head. Looks great. Aroma is huge coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is similar with the coffee and chocolate flavors up front leading to a smokey flavor and smooth bitterness on the back end. Body is medium, texture slightly thinner than I like in an Imperial Stout. Overall this is quite good. Easy to drink and has great flavors. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2697) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Shared from a bottle in Park City UT. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Flavors of licorice. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite lovely.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (2044) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the Taster’s Choice gathering. This was anything but Epic. Burnt sugar butterscotch atop hints of roast and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wade1point0 (68) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Taste is very espresso and bitter wheat grass but smell is relatively mellow. Pours dark brown with a little red in the light.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Release #1 Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a smoky finish. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2072) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 1, 2014
From Growler in Seattle. Solid sweet coffee, mild body. Tasty enough. Solid brown black.


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