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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Release #7. Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with a massive deep brown head that lasts. The body coats the glass and there is great lace. Unreal retention. Aromas are nutty, bready, roasty, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, toasty, molasses, iodine, bakery fresh bread. Malt forward, but not too sweet. Balanced herbal hop component. Flavors are thick and big. Medium to medium strong bitterness. Herbal hop, toasty, dry, rich cocoa, spicy, molasses, nutty, tobacco, leather and light ash. Roasty, velvety, coffee, iodine. Somewhat clean ester wise. Complex malt impression. Really good. Fuller bodied, medium dry, warming, bitter and slightly roasty throughout the duration. Viscous. Medium so slightly high carbonation for the style. Another solid beer from Epic!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2388) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Another rip from Epic’s bottle shop. Batch #30. Pours the part, some roasted coffee, black licourice. Full body. Squad up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (296) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
A thin tan head on a coffee coloured body. The nose is rich and prominent with dark chocolate set off with hints of vanilla and dark fruit. The dark chocolate leads the taste profile, supported by solid hops, some coffee, vanilla and thick roasted malt. Elements of ripe blackberries, crème brule and oatmeal thicken up the taste profile, supported by a thick slightly sticky body. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Release #7 Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lace left behind. Deeply roasted dark malt aroma with subtle hints of earthy hops, peppery spice and dark fruit. Some resinous, piny hops countering hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal. There’s also some licorice, dark fruit sweetness and some alcohol as it warms. Medium bodied with some dry, earthy hop bitterness up front that lingers over the roasted and sweet malt notes into a dry finish. It’s surprisingly hop forward with grassy, resinous pine flavor followed by roasted dark chocolate malt, espresso bean, burnt toast and oatmeal. The roast is countered by hintsvof anise, licorice, dark fruit and boozy swetness. Really well balanced and the high ABV is well masked making this beer easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (534) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Wow.. Pours black, big head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee, charcoal. Thick mouth feel, good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Draft at the source with Andrew, Ellen and her friends. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with notes of rich chocolate, soft roast, light earthy dirt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11857) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle [from trade with cavemanlawyer, huge thanks!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves perfect lacing. Wow. Aroma is malts, wood lightly, liquorice, a slight hint of coffee. Taste malts, roast, dark malts, liquorice and firm bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Solid imperial stout, not complex, pretty basic but a solid stout for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle @ benzai (10.8% according to the bottle). Black with a large brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, earthy. Tastes roasty, licorice, coffee, earthy, slightly soja, salmiak. Hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. Lasting taste, full body, soft carbo. Not spot on for me, but still a very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3583) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Fresh bottle from the Annex. Dark brown with a huge brown head that lasts. Nice aroma like freshly baked chocolate brownies. Big flavor that brings in some espresso and cocoa powder. Slight alcohol burn. Big but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4741) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
On tap at the brewery in Denver. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of smoke. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMStout (7) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Soo good, a very nice creamy chocolate, cofee and toasted malt taste that makes this beer an experience! Product from Salt Lake City in Utah, a must for stout lovers !


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