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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (603) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 27, 2016
Pitch black color with mocha head. Aroma has chocolate and some sweet spices. I get vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and some liquor. Taste starts sweet and slightly boozy. Finishes bitter and roasty, lingering in the aftertaste. I also get some hops in the aftertaste. Body is heavy and has medium carbonation. Quite good overall, just slightly boozy for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2515) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Pours a one finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee and chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate with some malty sweetness. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3403) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Black oily pour, nice. Aroma of creamy milk chocolate, mild roast and mocha. Nice taste of mocha coffee, mild licorice, cream, bitters, subtle spices and some cacao. Mildly boozy. This is good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1783) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. My plans of having this on Christmas Eve did not work out, oh well. Inky black with decent sized foamy tan head, roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish mocha taste with significant roasted malt towards the end, full body, oily texture, faint alcohol undertones, long mocha finish. Incredibly fulfilling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1352) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma: very sweet, fruity, full of black currant, grapes even red apple juicy notes. A touch of coffee and chocolate in the back. It’s very pleasant aroma, but very unusual for an imperial stout. Appearance: pitch black, non-transparent, poor quality brown head, nice lacing. Taste: not SO fruity, but still a bit. Much more coffee and chocolate flavours. It reminds me of bonbons with sherry liquor in them. It’s half dry. Calm and pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. Palate: medium, half full body, perfectly carbonated, alcohol very well covered, warms only from the inside. Overall: I like it. It’s not mind blowing like Imperial Biscotti Break obviously, but still really good, worth trying Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, licorice, bitterness and dried fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (382) - - JAN 19, 2016
Aroma: fruity, chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol Taste: medium bitter, light sweet, dark chocolate, roasty, coffee, caramel, fruity Great aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephenco (43) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 19, 2016
12 fl oz bottle from HK Brewcraft. Pours pitch black with stable tan head. Strong alcoholic imperial stout. Very complex and balanced, but 10% ABV is too high for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Volo. Stout brown with a solid brown head. The aroma is surprisingly mild, and doesn’t give much away. Once tasted, the body jumps out in front of the flavour. It’s full, creamy, smooth - without the enhancement of any apparent alcohol. This beer’s complexity reveals itself as the beer warms. Coffee, tobacco, booze, roast. More and more booze, actually, as it warms. But then it levels out again. Only the fact that the flavours are muddled, rather than distinct, keeps this from being a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
Drank 13-1-2016 after hanging out with Marijn, nagenieten :). Good stout, enjoyable. A bit harshly bitter, but very rich, complex taste and a nice body.


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