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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - 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 (3071) - 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 (2235) - 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 (69) - 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 (6365) - 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 (2171) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 1, 2014
From Growler in Seattle. Solid sweet coffee, mild body. Tasty enough. Solid brown black.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2001) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap the the Denver taproom. Black appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bread and licorice. Similar flavor with a medium to full body and a lingering finish. Good, but not epic like the Big Bad Baptist.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Release #10, 11.1% ABV, poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, mild sweet dark fruit and a touch of coffee. While these words are descriptive of the aroma, it is more like a single aroma than a complex blend. I.e., these elements are mushed together. Taste of roasted malt, molasses, peat, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. Nice complexity of flavors. Full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Release 13, 10.1% ABV. Pours black with tan head. Low carbonation. Taste coffee, chocolate, and some smokiness. Very drinkable stout, the alcohol doesn't overwhelm it. Doesn't taste anywhere near 10%. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber.. Clear dark brown with a chocolate brown head; lasting and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light liquorice and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, cream with a lingering roasted malt and chocolate. Slightly dry.


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