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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - 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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary snifter glass From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah Price: $8.35 Purchased: May 2, 2015 Consumed: May 19, 2015 Misc.: Release #23 - Brewed on Oct. 23, 2014; Packaged Nov. 6, 2014; Brewed in Denver; 10.9 pct. ABV Poured a black color with two fingers of frothy tan head, which thinned out quickly. Good uneven layered lacing with some spottiness along the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.13) Smelled chocolate, roasty malts, toasty nuts, caramel, dark chocolate syrup, smoky cocoa spices, faint coffee malts and sweet toffee. (Smell - 3.88) Tasted similar to the nose, but slightly better. Got chocolate syrup, rich roasty malts, dark cocoa, toasty nuts, caramel, toffee, rich coffee malts, smokiness and fudge. (Taste - 4.00) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.13) This beer really grew on me. I may have underrated it a tad, but either way this was a tasty double imperial stout. (Overall - 4.00) 4.00 90 A-

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4071) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
Pitch black color with creamy light brown head. Nice roasted malt character with dark fruit, moderate sweetness, smooth velvety mouth. Low carbonation. Very full bodied. Lacks bitterness in the finish. Very approachable beer, but doesn’t take me anywhere that special and compared to Big Bad Bap this is a step down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Dryish roasted aroma, salty liquorice, chocolate. Taste is quite heavy, salty, coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4004) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Black pour at Trevors pad I'm park city. 22 oz. brown head. Malty cocoa and choclate taste. Perty good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2936) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Release #23. Den# 1956. 10.9% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubble beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear very dark brown (SRM 34) body......nose is chocolate, coffee, from the roasted malts, herbal notes from the yeast, balance to the malts.....taste is very lightly sweet, with tiny hints of dried fruits (raisin, fig), chocolate, coffee from the malts, finishing with a mild herbal hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, medium slightly chewy body, alcohol warmth present, but not dominant, slight creaminess from the carbonation. This is a nicely done Imperial Stout. It does not have the depth and variation of aromas and flavors of the very best. A bit more caramel/crystal character would be nice. Perhaps a different yeast would be more ester forward creating more fruit notes and perhaps a bit of umami. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of molasses, roast, coffee into a bit of herbal and grassy notes, some earth into a bit of chocolate. Taste had a mix of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit, slight caramel/molasses note into earth, herbal hops, finishing slightly roasted, slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8475) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz thanks to Fredrik (non ratebeer), sampled on January 5, 2015.
Wrote down "Exponential Series", but not the release or ABV. Likely fresh, Fredrik bought it fairly recently in US.
Black color, dark brown head. Dry, coffee scent. Sweet, caramel, coffee, malty, chili taste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (419) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Release #13. Bomber. Near black with mocha head with reddish tint. Dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and some ash. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Body is full and creamy. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This poured a dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of light ash, dark chocolate, light herbal character. Flavor similar, mildly ashy bit not too much or roasted. Silky mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma of coffee, malt and alcohol. Pours black without much of a head. Tastes of coffee, malt and phenols. Creamy full bodied feel with a bitter finish.


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