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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2130) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Oily black pour with a 3 finger, dense, creamy, oily mocha brown head. Aroma is huge on roasted nuts, chocolate, mild coffee, earthy wood, smoke, roast, char, dark caramel and just a hint of herbal, floral hops. The fist sip starts of with tons of sweet milk chocolate, turning darker as it goes, lots of roasted nuts, dark coffee, dark caramel then the lightly bitter roast, char and burnt sugar kick in followed by earthiness. Finishes with cocoa and some grassy, floral, pine and herbal hop notes. Heavy body with a creamy to chewy entry, light, blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation, nice alcohol warmth without being overly boozy and a still creamy and chewy, but slightly char-dry finish. Really good stuff, probably something I will try again.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (2173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
Modest pinkish tan head, near black body w ruby edge, small pads on glassware. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, dark roasted malts, cherries, oak, floral hops. Tastes a bowl of dark dried fruits, quickly followed by fruity dark chocolate, well blended, hazelnut oils, bourbon notes, cocoa notes. Finishes with dark chocolate, dry raisins, oh whatta black juice this is. Soft carbonation, half dry feel and solid body. Abv dangerously well hidden, but my head told me to stop in time. [On Tap @PipesOfScotland Umeå]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Almost black. Coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, molasses. Silky rich stout. Very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1652) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/1/2015 split iwth Dave.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of bourbon.
Taste: Bourbon, roasty, some chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Really enjoyable Imperial Stout.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (77) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 17, 2015
Beer tasting@Svijet piva, Zagreb. 0.33 bottle shared with Niko. Pitch black, small brown-tan head, like tan spots on the surface, went away quickly. Strong caramel aroma, dark bread, chocolate and dried plums. Taste is licorice, bitter with toffee sweetness. Very complex. Incredibly full body, long lasting bitter finish. Some might find this lingering bitterness to much, but it’s just what I like about this imperial stout. Almost perfect!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (778) - CROATIA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle; pours black with a thin mocha colored head; aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and molasses with hints of chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol; taste is chocolate, molasses, and coffee with hints of dark fruit; finish is bitter with a bit of alcohol and coffee; nicely balanced and really good

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craigsny (3) - - APR 2, 2015 does not count
Very dark color. No head. Nice coffee flavor during and after but not burned taste. Slight boozy taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Found one bottle at WF, was pleasantly surprised by the sweetness. Really really solid stout, would by again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (737) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
12fl oz bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is black, head is very small, brownish, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is coffee, flavor is mild coffee, bonbon, chocolate, toffee. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting bitter, chocolate, light coffee, berry, light alcohol, watery side taste. Full body, thin slightly sticky texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy dessert beer, good one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (255) - Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured from a 12. Aroma is roasty, sweet and milky. Flavor is chocolatey, bitter, creamy and boozy. The finish is slightly tart but overall a great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (288) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, malty, and boozy, with hints of coffee, chocolate, molasses, leather, and ash. Taste/Palate: crisp and thick; starts sweet; finishes bitter and astringent.


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