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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
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This is a really big beer and we wanted to put it in small bottles, but the two bozos were so fat they couldnít fit on the label. Enjoy this rich, ridiculous and screwball-ish Imperial Stout with hints of: molasses, lactose, chocolate, almond, hazelnut, vanilla bean, cinnamon, oak spiral, chili, marshmallow, muscovado sugar, chesnut and coffee. Made for Bozos.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18188) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted licorice aroma, grapes, dark chocolate, caramel notes, some figs. Roasted fig flavor, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove notes, licorice, some dark chocolate with warming alcohol. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GT Catís Cabana. Thanks, GT. Jet black, highly viscous, and a tiny tan head. Roast, ash, and burnt sugar on the nose. Lots of molasses, coffee, and vanilla. Tons of grape jelly, some smoke, and a slight spiciness. Thereís a weird savory character to the taste. Itís also intensely sweet and sugary. Tons of vanilla, brown sugar, and grape jelly. Some coffee and roasted malt bitterness. A bit of smoke, spice, and green pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14941) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours black oil with brown head. Nose and taste of molasses, toasted nuts, brown sugar, coffee, chili peppers, toasted almonds, vanilla bean, cinnamon, charred oak and light milk sugar. Full bodied. I would have really liked this in a nip bottle. 22 ounces is a bit much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out insane amounts of coffee above anything, maybe a touch of cocoa. Flavour brings out sludgy cocoa, coffee, coal, and caramelized sugar. Super thick and viscous. Tastes a bit confused, by it is still very enjoyable. ABV is amazingly well-hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared by Marcus. Aroma of treacle and chocolate. Lots more I canít parse. Med++body. Flavor is chocolate, treacle, vanilla, spice. Heat is only an issue in the gullet. Great drinker - make that sipper. Itís really complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy brown head that diminished slowly and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted chocolate malt, nuts and coffee aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Complex dark dry sweet stout flavor with a smooth vanilla nutty finish of long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle... Ink black pour with a small, creamy, nicely tanned head. The aroma is huge, featuring a blend of ethanol, blackstrap molasses, liquid fudge and jalapenos. Ultra Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bitter, offering fudge, blackstrap molasses and charcoal, flanked by a comfortable level of chili pepper and alcohol warmth that lingers a short while after each sip. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is a stong roast, dark chocolate, and oak. Thick mouthfeel with rich dark chocolate and roast with light smoke. Very good.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
> Green coffee and paper disaster

[ Bottle ][ Texas Liquor ][ 651mL ][ $20 ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Inky pour, low red foam. Nose is jalapeno, green spicy coffee, fumey alcohol, soy. Taste is extreme paper, palate destroying, really rough coffee. Not even sticky sweet or boozy, just so much paper. Mild coconut oil in mouthfeel, but finish is devastating.

>!< extreme paper


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