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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle to snifter (release#3). Pours oily brown black with a soapy tan chocolatly head that dissipates to a thin tiny collar. Aroma is rich chocolate roasted malt and prunes and a little soy. Taste is chocolate roasted malt hints of coffee and pitted fruit with a bitter finish and alcohol is present. Palate is full and ceamy with a slick oily dry finish. This is really tasty, even with the alcohol being quite noticable. Will need to get another one and sit on it for awhile. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
bottle from dave on 1/2/11. pale pour... more like a thin porter than and IS? with an off white ring. smells a little green...roast, smoke, ash, rubber, nutty and caramel all make an appearance in the aroma. the flavor is odd... like a very hoppy bitter version of the aroma and very sweet... not malty. just sweet. luckily, it has a thin enough body to keep it drinkable. 6/2/6/3/13- hopefully i can get a re-rate of this as it is now locally available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle -- release # is unreadable, but indicates 9.1% ABV. Pours like dessert in a glass ... rich and black with a sticky tan head. The initial waft is sweet and chocolatey ... The beer drinks as well as any American Imperial Stout can. Rich with full-on dark chocolate, a hint of espresso, and a sharp bitter finish to cap it off. Delicious! (#4172, 7/16/2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11352) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastyed malt, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a dark brown appearance with a pretty thick, syrupy pour. Roasty, milky, creamy, chocolatey nose. Milky, creamy, fairly bitter, chocolate malty, roasty flavor. Roasty, chocolatey aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Aroma was mild molases with some brown sugar and malty notes. Flavor was sweet brown sugar with some coffee and a touch of sourness. Finish is dry for the style. Overall a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12277) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
22oz bottle. Small beige head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, earthy, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, earthy/grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate syrup, light alcohol warming. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours deep darkness with nice mocha head. The aroma offers up a mixture of caramel, black strap molasses, dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, semi tart and fruity chocolate covered pomegranates and earthiness. Hmmm. The taste starts off with dark roasted malts, some sweet dark fruity esters and then spicy black licorice. To midway a nice load of chocolate brownie comes forward. It ends pretty neutral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours a black motor oil color with a brown head. Nice color to the pour. Chocolate and burnt coffee round out the aroma. Amazing taste. I like. Sweet at first with some nice dry bitterness at the end. Mmm. Bit of creaminess at the beginning as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours dark brown with a white head. Smells of chocolate, cherries, spicy. Tastes of pepper, spicy, chocolate, molasses. Emjoyable.

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