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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (503) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 14, 2013
My bottle says: Release #5, 8.9% Alcohol by volume. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is dark and malty. Taste is smokey, notes of licorice, dark fruits, slightly sweet, and very complex. Long lasting palate. A very nice Imperial, very smooth and drinkable, thumbs up!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Smoky, oily aroma has notes of roast malt, semi-sweet chocolate and good coffee. It pours a deep, warm sable with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Rich flavor has roast malt, chocolate, coffee and subtle hoppy notes. Firm, smooth texture is fairly fizzy, leaving a persistent smoky, slightly sweet and fairly tingly finish. Epic indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1579) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, release #4, 2011. Pours a near pitch black color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aromas are caramel, coffee, chocolate, and light roast. Taste has a moderate sweetness and is not balanced well enough with the very minor roastiness and bitterness. Mostly caramel, chocolate, and coffee come through in the flavor. Finish is very smooth with a lingering caramel taste. Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Overall I like this Imp Stout but it has some flaws. Would love some more roast or bitterness to balance the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aromas of coffee, charcoal and molasses. Jet black in color with no foam. Strong coffee, chocolate, oats and resin. Very smokey in texture with a thick texture on the palate. Overall, this is a very drinkable and smooth stout with a lot of alcohol on the finish. Very well done. I’d give this an A rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (479) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, vanilla and prunes. Very strong sipping beer. Bitter taste follows the sweetness. Very nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (1948) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Nice, though not crazy strong, aroma of coffee, bread, dark chocolate. Dark, kind of thin body with creamy brown head. Taste is nicely bitter dark chocolate, fruity malts, coffee, bitter aftertaste. A solid imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Release #9. Pours, as expected, opaque black with no highlights. The head is fairly substantial and dark brown. The aroma is dominated by roasty malts with a modest sweetness, but few other distinctive notes. On the palate, dark chocolate and espresso grinds come through with a touch of white sugar. Not much more... just okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2012
Draught at Tadg’s. Black with thick chocolate milkshake head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, well roasted. Flavors are of coffee, cream, chocolate, licorice, roasty wood. Thick and rich and quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Pours black with nice soft mocha head. Big vanilla aromas. Chocolate, bourbon, and anise as well. Soft and full bodied palate. Chocolate, anise, and bourbon flavours. Well rounded stout. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle, release #6- Pours opaque black with a one finger chocolate tan head that looks like it’s gonna stick around for most of the beer anyways. The aroma is chocolate malt, leather, licorice, classic imperial stout aroma. The taste is the same, strong dark roasted malt, chocolatey, molasses, bold and in your face. Body is huge as expected, coating the mouth with chocolate milk flavor long after the swallow. Overall I really like a good Impy stout, and this is a good one.


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