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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13272) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Tap at Torst, Brooklyn. Opaque black color, small brownish head. Aroma has roasted malts, alcohol and brown sugar. Full-bodied. Very sweet, dark fruits, candy sugar, some licorice in the finish. Swertness covers the alcohol. Port-version was much more interesting. Maybe this is not so good batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2463) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Off or adjunct notes in the nose carry over to the flavor. The mildly bitter flavor has hints of coffee, dark fruits, over-ripe bananas, and other soft fruits. O: disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (530) - - FEB 24, 2015
On tap at Westbrook tasting room. OMG. Amazing. Everything an imperial stout can and should be. Simple yet incredibly complex. Jet black opaque imposing pour. Nice reddish tan head. Roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, earthy and pleasantly boozy. Thick and full mouthfeel. Lingering sweetness in the long finish. Great balance. A work of art.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonini (24) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2015
melhor cerveja que ja provei. garrafa 660ml. tomaria varias diversas vezes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fjb (15) - BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2015
one of the best beers Ive ever tried. Pours, black thick liquid. Road, Coffee, Chocolate. Brow head. great great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrAlexandre (19) - Niteroi, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2015
ma porrada de café, malte torrado e defumado! Sensacional Coloração negra, um liquido consistente e licoroso. Espuma bege/marrom, bem cremosa, com microbolhas de permeio, de alta formação (quase dois dedos) e boa permanência no copo. Sua consistência licorosa, aveludada e cremosa, da um aspecto de "shake" no copo. Aroma é uma explosão de café/mocaccino, frutas negras, shake de chocolate, maltes torrados e defumados. No segundo plano o chocolate meio-amargo vem à tona, junto com baunilha, bem como uma percepção de conhaque e rum a fundo. Seu sabor é primoroso. Na boca remete inúmeras notas amargas de café torrado e prensado, maltes torrados, trufas e shake de chocolate meio amargo. As notas frutadas de avelã, nozes, passas e ameixa, logo em seguida mostram-se evidentes, bem como mínimas notas gramíneas ao fundo. Do meio pro final o defumado/esfumaçado faz presente e bem presente. Seu final seco e ríspido, arremete muito ao rum, onde seus 12% passa sem agredir em nada na boca, apenas aquece o estômago. Conjunto magnífico. É sensacional. Uma Double Imperial Stout muito fácil de beber, por isso deve se ter muito cuidado.!!!!! Está nas TOP já.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at Tap and Handle. Dank, dark and thick with chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, light woody notes, light vanilla and a touch of dark fruits. Full bodied, a nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1681) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Aroma: intense chocolate, toasted malts, sugary sweet, overripe fruits, liquorice. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, rich chocolate, sweet and alcoholic, toasted malts, caramelised fruits, prunes. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, fantastic and complex aroma and palate. Bottle at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
January 16, 2015. Bottle at home.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, coffee, green pepper, dark sugars. Taste is medium sweet malty, bitter coffee and chocolate notes, bourbon, vanilla and woody notes as well, finish has some alcohol and wet oak. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Big coffee and roasted malt aroma. Lots of chocolate. Flavor is roasty and wine-like. Lots of coffee and burnt malts with some cocoa at the aftertaste.

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