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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Black pour with a creamy, tan, persistent head. I think I see some floaties at the bottom of the glass (yeast? looks like it but itís hard to tell). Aroma is cola, dark fruit, hint of coffee, hint of bakers chocolate. Sweet on the front and mid palate and finishes bittersweet. Low carbonation, full body, moderately low alcohol warmth. I expected a little bit more from this one in terms of complexity. Also not too sure whatís up with the floaties in the appearance - Iíve never seen something like that in an imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Deep black pour, nice dark brown head, though large bubbles. Toasted malt, chocolate, and molasses/caramel sweetness with a bit of alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Draft. Release 4. Black beer with a light brown head. Caramel and light roasty aroma. Caramel and chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Choocolate and light roast lingers with caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Release #3. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate malt, dry cocoa, mocha, dry coffee, vanilla and roasted barley. Dry cocoa and roasted/burnt barley finish. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
From the State Liquor Store in Salt Lake City brought back by my brother Rick on a recent trip. Pours pretty much an opaque black with a robust tan head and excellent lacing. The nose is chocolate roasted malts with a little coffee as well Body is between medium and full and the mouthfeel is creamy and alcoholic. The flavor is rich roasted malts showing lost of dark chocolate,coffee and bittering hops right through the dry finish. Except for the alcohol burn this is darn near perfect. Good drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3685) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Sampled at Slutfest 3. Dark brown near black pour with ring of tan head. Very delicous. Good roastiness and chocolate and and vanilla. good example of the style Iíd say.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours a solid black with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, and some liqueur. Flavour of roasted malts, toasted nuts, light campfire, and some booziness. Roasted and full bodied. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark black/brown pour. Roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate aroma and flavors. A good stout, but not a great stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22oz bottle, seen some interesting things from Epic .. . deep brown black .. good amount of foam .. . stoke wheather .. . burnt chocolate and light tar .. . pretty nice stuff, could be thicker i guess .. . . Thank you. I bear many receipts for reimbursement.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnywarner (6) - - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
Dark pour with a thick, brown head. Chocolate and roasted coffee flavors to accompany the aroma. Finishes a little strong, but, overall, a wonderful, rare treat for breakfast or dessert or a whole meal of food (for meal serving, simply double or triple the recipe).


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