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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 Ė it must taste rare!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. An opaque black beer, with a large, frothy, mostly lasting, brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, fudge, coffee, molasses), with notes of brown sugar, prunes, dried figs, licorice, alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lighty bitter. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Splendid. Yes, extremely sweet and sugary, but splendid... Itís got the correct amount of final bitterness and booze, itís got a complex, powerful and rich aroma and a marvellous creamy mouthfeel. It feels big, of course, but I drank the whole 33 cl at an almost record breaking pace. One of the best from Northern Europe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Black, beautiful tan head. Thick and viscous - one of the biggest mouthfeels Iím yet to experience. Aroma is choc fudge malts. Taste is thick brownie - roasty, sweet, chocolate, mocha, mousse and yeast. Nice finish; not too ridiculous. Overall, great imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1239) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, 04/12/2013. Pours nearly black, thick, with dense medium tan head, fades to the surface leaving a fine ring of lacing round the glass. Aroma is rich chocolate, plums and dark berries, sweet molasses, balanced near the end by the bitter character of charred roast malts, bit of booze. Taste is sweet dark fruits drizzled in chocolate, molasses with roasted coffee bitterness, dark chocolate lingers into the aftertaste. Full creamy palate, thick, like approaching Double Black viscosity. Big, sweet and intense in a lot of ways, but pulls it off nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4873) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Wow, itís like pouring oil into your glass, thick and black with a brown layer of foam. Big bold aromas of aniseed, chocolate and vanilla. I think that this would have to be the thickest beer I have ever had. Full rich creamy smooth velvet mouthfeel. Long alcohol burn in the aftertaste. Definitely one to take your time with. Would be great with a cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with just a trace of thin, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, light vanilla, oak, raisins, plums, spicy hops, and booze. Flavor is roasted malts forward with supporting espresso, vanilla, oak, dark fruit esters, earthy and floral hops, and light smoke; dry finish with some sweetness. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark burgundy opaque brown with minimal brown head. Rates like raisins, dates, plums. Rich, sweet, slightly sour, slightly bitter. Smells like dried and fermenting fruits. Medium body and high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
330ml bottle pours a deep black color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by dark fruits (wine grapes and/or raisins?) with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is a dark fruity and chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain bitterness and an alcohol burn in the finish. Medium to heavy body with mild carbonation. A very well done stout and recommended for others to check it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6045) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was herbal hops, dark roast, smoke, and dark chocolate. Flavor was similar, very thick and chewy fudge layered with smoke and dark roast. Similar to expedition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (6044) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Chocolate, roasted, marshmallow, and other sweet velvety flavors. Aroma is roasted and sweet malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Very good beer...one of the best stouts I've had! Flavor is coffee and chocolate...Porsche jet black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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