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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a beautiful extremely dark brown with a smallish head. Great notes of smokiness and roasting to the nose, with good maltiness to the taste. But with this, it’s easy on the palate. This is one of the examples of why I love Imperial Stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
This beer had a better flavor than the big bad baptist, but the mouthfeel wasn’t quite as good. An excellent beer on a cold night camping in Zion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3304) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Very nice roasted aroma. Hints of coffee, licorice, and tobacco. The flavor itself is a bit more run of the mill, though good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
18-MAY-2014, bottle @home, from Whole Foods, P Street, Washington DC. Black with lasting, lacing, Brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, malt. Taste the same. Very full. Full body, medium carbonation. Long roasted and hoppy aftertaste. Really nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Strong charred oak aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Black with a thin brown head, some lacing. Liquid licorice with a bit of thistle. Very subtle plum notes also present. Ash finish. Full body, alcohol superbly masked. Excellent balance, really harmonious combination of hops and malt. Wonderful crafting Epic, keep up the great work!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2013
Batch#10. Very dark pour. Fantastic flavor. Smooth, nutty imperial flavor with a balanced bite. Doesn't taste like a beer with 10+% alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Wish lister - Holy frikkin frik! I’ve liked Epic, but the only beer that’s blown me away from them was Big Bad Baptist. I got this to have side by side, hoping it was the base for BBB. I think it was. Lots of similarities, though without the coffee and bourbon. Big and chewy, classic imperial stout flavors...chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, anise, big fudgy aroma. Really really good brew - didn’t want the bottle to end, but we did have a BBB imediately after, so I took it rather well."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1417) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours very dark brown to black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and creamy dark chocolate. The flavor is smooth; dark chocolate is the dominant flavor but there is a slightly bitter espresso finish. The alcohol seems very well-hidden in the flavor yet there is some noticable alcohol warming. Overall, a very smooth, easy drinking imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)


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