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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!


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Bottlecraft. The appearance is a oily ruby black with a perfect deep brown head. The nose oozes with hot gooey fudge chocolate browns with caramel, smoked sausauge, milk chocolate, and whoppers. The flavors enter with a lot of smoked meats but the sweet rich chocolate truffles with confection sugar and brown sugar sprinkled in there. Also some peanut butter hints. There is also some dark dried fruits and more smoked meat in the finish. The mouth is full bodied with a moderate creaminess. A long sticky finish. Great beer for sure!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1255) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Tap@Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, some fudge notes, brown sugar. Nice slick mouthfeel. Full body. Oily texture. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (34) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
UPDATED: APR 28, 2016 Tap@Taphouse. Pours black with small Brown head. Aroma of green fruit and smoke, with a winey character. Taste is sweet, with roasted malt, dried fruit, molasses, chocolate and vanilla. Taste ends in sweet, complex and chocolate taste. Mouthfeel is rich with some alcohol. A bit too sweet for my taste in imp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10169) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From tap at Himmeriget. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, sweet, light licorice and dried fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Tap@Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black pour with neat tanned head. Roasted sweet malty aroma and taste, with some chocolate, caramel, some fudge notes, brown sugar, some soy, nice slick mouthfeel, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (108) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
Tap @ Himmeriget. Pours black with medium beige head. Coffee, rains, chocolate, wood, brown sugar, licorice. Alcohol is well hidden. Full body and oily texture with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3536) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2016
Catch up rating from Saturday’s RIS bottle share. As it turned to Sunday morning, we all turned to Jesus, even more Jesus. Not much else to add to this one, a top notch RIS, thick, chewy body, tons of chocolate notes, woody roast grains, and a pleasant warmth in the chest. All spells a superlative drink. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle thick rich muddy redish dark brown big abv burn. Lots of sugary roast sweetness. Finishes thick and smooth

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saltyseadog (31) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
22oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Mouth-watering aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup and raisins. Pours a distinctively opaque oily black with a finger of milky black head that dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles in a couple of minutes, with a ribbon of foamy bubbles clinging to the wall of the glass in an attractive silky ripple pattern. Roast coffee and raisins up front followed by a rich chocolatey sweetness with a long pleasantly roasty finish that flirts with bourbon barrel oaky woodiness at the very end. Full-bodied, a little weighty and light on carbonation, possibly due to bottle age. Sweet, mouthcoating and mildly coffee astringent. Another respectable imperial stout from Evil Twin that embraces the roasty character of dark beer without allowing it to overpower the way so many do. Really like to try this one on tap or newly bottled to see if that offers a little more carbonation to manage the weight of the beer a little better. Still not a bad beer by any measure. Skal!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
619photos (17) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2016
Rich dark fudge color and palate with hints of coffee and toffee. Smooth drinking imperial stout for being 12% ABV

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
dark brown stout slight tan head. Aroma green apple flaw, chocolate, coffee, ash. Tastes smoked salmon, brown sugar. syrupy thick saucey. chocolately. Out of balance. Overrated, but decent.


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