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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
2014-12-19. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is alcoholic, sweet dark malt, with light undertones of green vegetation. 7+ Flavour is pretty sweet up front, notes of light roast and some hoppy bitterness, light alcohol. Alcohol is moderate but grows warmingly in the throat. Notes of cocoa and Ovaltine precede hoppy greenery in the finish. Medium to full bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Solid, pretty interesting. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Draft at Republic, notes from a few weeks ago. Big thick black pour with a tan head. Inky mouthfeel. Very sweet. Nice booze backbone, but not quite enough to balance the sweet malt for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle - Nice Chocolaty roast and tons of cocoa. Deep jet brown with a nice light brown head. Sweet dark chocolate, light bitterness and a long boozy sweet dark chocolate finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (792) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma is licorice, fig, caramel, toffee, roasted and smokey malts, honey and coffee. Taste is complex! Very rich and almost chewy malt body, very deep and balanced fantasticly with a smooth and subtle bitterness. Fantastic. The sweetness is retained and some the bitterness and very high abv is presented without overwhelming. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (2858) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is tar, liquorice, coffee and alcohol. Taste has coffee and liquorice to start with a nutty liquorice finish. Warming alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (103) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Loads of chocolate and dark malts. Easy drinking despite the high alcohol content. It’s very coying on the back end. Very approachable and very affordable. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (233) - - DEC 10, 2014
Superb beer, equally complex and tasty. With a little bit more head, it would be perfect. Coffee, chocolate, black fruits, vanilla and molasses perfectly rounded and with a perfect liquor-like finish, preceeded by a velvety/milky texture. A beer to enjoy alone, by a fireplace, with a good cigar and a better book. Huge.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
Big tan head dark pour aromas roast coffee rich chocolate cacao molasses dark fruit caramel the flavours sweetness hits you straight away caramel brown sugar liquorice molasses dark chocolate roast coffee mild bitter perfect in this case a lovely sweet imperial cacao prune fig moist rich tasting body is good compact imperial the finish best tastes rich sweetness malts sugary note backing fruits good body an excellent imperial stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (624) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours oily black with tan head. Usually imperial cab pour with no head. This lasts. Aroma is earth, liquorice, lactose, chocolate (30% cocoa), cherry, booze. Flavour is lactose, chocolate, vanilla, earth. Smooth sweet mouthfeel with an alcohol burn. ABV not managed well and there is an alcohol burn. Body is not big enough. Okay but need a bit more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Draught @ Tørst, Brooklyn

Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Taste is sweet, stuffy and roasty with loads of syrup, dark chocolate and cocoa. Finish is sweet, sticky and stuffy with some cocoa and coffee. Too sweet and sticky for my taste.


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