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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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“When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a sense this stout is like a metaphor for freedom - the sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence.”


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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014
12oz. bottle. Pours opaque black with a brown foamy head that rises slowly and stays. Clean chocolate, toasty aroma. A soft carbonation propels a heavy, but not syrupy, soft sweetness under a complex balanced and heavy malt body. The hot alcohol is very subdued. The body is solid without being sticky. This is a great sipping beer, and after savoring every sip, you come back for more. There is a long sweet, chocolate, malt finish that tapers gradually.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Black with a medium-sized lasting tan head. Malty and estery aroma impression is chocolate malt / fudge, plum, black cherry and quiet notes of ink. Aroma hops seem western and tropical with notes of apricot and peach. Full bodied, sweet with equally strong bitterness. It’s rich and savory in the mouth but suffers from too much sugar. There’s some play of alcohol with sherry and cranberry liqueur notes and it’s decidedly hot in the finish which could mean fusels. Still the aroma is interesting, much more complex and enticing that you typically find in American Imperial Stout. The fruit and chocolate character seems natural and integrate well, but if it were drier and lower in alcohol I think it would be more enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Yeah, well, aggregate ratings rarely lie. This is a very fine imperial stout--very much to my liking. Great aromas of dark fruits, boozy goodness, etc., and the flavor is complex, vinous, and well rounded. Not easy drinking, but not super challenging either. Rich, warming. Excellent. Bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Growler fill from The Wink. Pours oily black, dark head rises and dies. Aroma is loaded with sticky dark fruit, dates, figs, and dark, fudge oriented chocolate malt. Flavor matches. Not quite up to motor oil, but getting there. Just enough to make it more of a sipper than a pounder. Alcohol present and dangerously inviting. Truly a fantastic brew.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pacv27 (43) - - FEB 28, 2015
Tan foamy head, 1 finger in depth with a jet black in color. Nice lacing. Huge chocolate notes in the aroma along w/some coffee beans and deeply roasted caramel malts. Wow!! Chocolate for days on the taste. Very sweet, rich and milk chocolate. I’m even getting a slight dark fruit character, maybe raisins. Reminds me of raisinettes except dipped in caramel as well. There is also a roasted coffee bean character on the back end that leaves a lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel to this is heavy and creamy beyond words, almost feels fluffy. This is an amazing Imperial Stout!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours black, nose is light meat, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, taste is sugary, chocolate, fruity, dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flip_soeperman (667) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Big full bodied viscous bold stout with a nice red fruit character. medium bitter with good sweetness, nice fireplace beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maka2020 (5) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Aromat niestety dosyć słaby, czuć ciemną czekoladę (ledwo co) i alkohol. Barwa świetna, praktycznie czarna. Po krótkiej chwili z piany nie zostaje nic. W smaku jest słodko, nawet bardzo, za bardzo. Przypomina likier. Mało gęste jak na risa. Po jakimś czasie alkohol zaczyna przeszkadzać. Ogółem - zdecydowanie za słodkie, przez co nie piło mi się tego piwa dobrze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Dark brown with a wet sand ringed head. Nose is fudgey roast. Sleek roast, super sweet and sticky and a surprising lack of barrell. Lean bitter towards the finish. Linger is neat and thick but a bit saddle sore with the ABV and style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to BenH. Appearance - close to opaque black with a thin fawn head. Nose - dark chocolate and creamy. Taste - boozy tangy note, definitely toffee, dry tangy finish. Palate - full bodied with a big creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - big beer, booze is a bit too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of dried fruits, rubber. Taste of plastic, rubber, dried fruits. Little sweet and bitter.


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