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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Deep black, foamy tan head. Moderate retention, spotty lacing. Aroma of licorice, nutmeg, gingerbread. Taste is sweet, gingerbread, molasses, nutmeg. Finishes with a bit of heat, not an abrupt finish but it doesn’t really longer. Was expecting a standard imperial stout, but was pleasantly surprised. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (877) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2015
Helt svart med lavt brunt skum. Aroma av kaffe, kakao, røstet malt og lakris. Smaken er et deilig sammensurium av kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Antydninger til vanilje i bakgrunnen. Søt, før den blir ganske så kaffebitter i ettersmaken. Tykk konsistens, lite/passe karbonert.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Draft at Lizardville sampler. Pours a deep dark brown with a very mocha thick head. Aroma is big burnt/roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and hint of vanilla. Taste is much the same with the big roasted malts dominant, dark chocolate bitterness, some coffee and a hint of sweetness such as vanilla or sweet milks. Moderate mouth, bitter dark chocolate finish. Mild carb. Well rounded and big roast all around.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
2015-12-12. Black body with a nice foamy brown head that fades leaving very light lace. 3++ Aroma is interesting mix of dark malt, roast, cocoa and chocolate and muted alcohol. 7++ Flavour is fairly rich, nice dark malt core, bitter roast and dark chocolate. Lingering bitterness but lovely sweet core. Big but surprisingly subtle. Bitterness masks much of the alcohol presence which sneakily builds, warming the palate. Medium to full bodied palate, good carbonation. 3++ Deceptively simple but very nice. 7/4/8/4/15-16+ Bottle at Bellwoods, Toronto.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (653) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
33cl bottle shared in a snifter. Pours thick and black with a short-lived tan head which persists as a steady film of brown atop the oily, black liquid. Aroma is strong burnt malts, sweet dark fruits and candy sugar. Taste is powerful alcohol heat (not excessive) with upfront sweet and a quite severe bitterness. As it warms the more subtle nuances begin to emerge with the almost tobacco like earthiness complementing the dark cocoa and very little sweetness to back up the bitter notes. A real winter warmer and one of the better and more extreme imperial stouts I have tried.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 12, 2015
On tap at maxs. Cells point. Aroma is Dark fruit. Dark malt. Look is Dark black, medium head. Taste is raisin, plum , pomegranate, dark chocolate coffee. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (537) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
Pours pitch black with nice thick tan head. Well balanced complex aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hops, roasted malt. Intense, smooth, full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (335) - - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at beerbistro. Aromas of cherry, chocolate, coffee, hint of leather. Very dark with dark tan head. Strong anise flavour, with coffee and chocolate and cherry, hint of smoke. The lingering bitter leather and anise flavour just doesn’t work for me.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (256) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle to little tasting snifter, dated 23/2/15. Opaque with mildly retaining wet sand head with loose lacing. Nose of smokey cedar, chocolate, light sweet lactic notes, date, maybe a bit of cinnamon, mocha/toffee, and alcohol. Flavor is more chocolate and dates, coffee essence, oily and sticky, medium soft carb. Really interesting, but this 4 pack will surely not be guzzled. I’ll keep some for holiday occasions.


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