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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wbdathome (1) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
Lovely creamy mouthfeel and the chocolate notes balance the large abv of this one. The only thing might be better is the barrel age or vanilla varants.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6791) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Super nice. Awesome thick dark chocolate aroma. Very thick. Robust roast malt taste here. Finishes bitter. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
22oz bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. Chocolate caramel roasted malt and coffee taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (504) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours black with a very thin mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate and a lot of dark fruits: dates, prunes. Very sweet taste for an imperial stout with a slight bitterness to balance it out. Full bodied, lively carbonation, creamy on the palate. Overall a very good stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jorn69 (2360) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Flaska @ Mikkeller Bar, Köpenhamn 7/2-2014 (100 DKK). Rostad malt och brända toner, hög sötma, karamell, riktigt fyllig med en oljig konsistens. Lång avslutning med choklad och rostade toner. En fantastiskt god Imperial Stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1535) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
coffee coloured head disappears quickly with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma leather, umami, soy, slight sweet. taste like aroma, liquorice, pepper with slight bitter aftertaste. very dense mouthfeel, you could probably eat this beer with a spoon :P medium carbonation. bottle 65 cl

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMstr (168) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Black, smoooooth, and awesome! Strong without the astringency. Coffee, caramel, chocolate and malt with sweet finish that demands the next sip.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 This beast pours jet black with a coffee-colored head that dissipates quickly into a very thin ring. Superb, and I mean SUPERB aroma of chocolate cake, fudge, a hint of coffee, white nougat, burnt sugar, old wood, vanilla, and roasted malts. These notes all work together in perfect tandem, it’s actually flabbergasting how beautiful the aroma is. It’s assertive without being cloying. The taste is the very definition of harmony: sweet choc, bitter dark malts, woody booze, all put together by a thick, syrupy mouthfeel with the most elegant carbonation. It’s so thick it’ll coat the inside of your glass. You could, if you so chose, down it in a few seconds, but you will have the willpower to sip it all the way through, because it’s that f***ing good. I’m having a hard time not giving this beer a perfect 5. It is quite likely the most balanced stout I’ve had. On a league of its own.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (428) - CYPRUS - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Dark black body, thin brown head. Thick consistency. Prunes, coffee, some chocolate aroma. Sweet brown sugar taste, thick oily texture, nice warmth from the alcohol. Really enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3681) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Rating #500. Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, darkest brown. Light brown halo of head. Thick, wet, muscovado sugar. Quality milk chocolate rum truffle. Hint of cold espresso. Boozy vine fruits. Nothing overpowers, however. Taste is rich, boozy sweetness. Dark chocolate dry. Palate is thick, oily and unctuous. Finish is light dry. The truffle sweetness remains throughout. Silly easy to drink. Delightful.


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