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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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

kindacold's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kindacold (230) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours brown. Smells of coffee, chocolate, hops. Chocolate, coffee, spicy flavors, charcoal, caramel. Finishes sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (469) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6659) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11359) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5109) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4550) - 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.

   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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - 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-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4346) - 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.

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