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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.


Japalo's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1833) - - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle@home. One finger nougat brown foam. Sweet chocolate, licorice aroma. Smooth gentle sweet taste dry finish. Like it cool. When it warms up it get a bit sickly.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewery Creek. Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost black) with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, leather, some cocoa and grassy notes. Taste is very smooth, slightly sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, leather, slight cheesy and boozy notes. Roasted malt aftertaste. The beer is not very rich, but it is still pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (709) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. As Evil Twin Soft DK. Pours dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, a bit of coffee, and booze. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (525) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Aroma: boozy and roasty with some vanilla; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that lingers; Taste: follows nose; roastiness is a bit too harsh but is okay; Palate: extremely heavy, viscous body with long, sweet finish; Overall: not my favorite imperial stout but pretty good; would get again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
On tap at RCBW 2016. Dark brown, rather black colour. Caramelly, slightly malty, chocolaty, bit sweet aroma. Sweetness, chocolate, maltiness at first. Sweetness in the middle. Toffee, sweetness in the end. Rather medium bodied, moderately carbonated, quite goid brew, but nothing impressive or special. Descent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - Quick N Save - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark licorice-like pour, not much of a head. Aroma is slightly tame for an Imperial Stout, light hints of chocolate, light vanilla accents. Flavor is pleasant, some bitter unsweetened baker’s chocolate, a touch of strong espresso, some booziness. Slick mouthfeel, but not as thick as it could be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ritzn (461) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Deep black with medium brown head. Aroma is amarena, dark chocolate and some sweet stuff. Taste is lots of well rounded bittersweetness. A little spicy hook in the finish. Smooth and full bodied. Nice!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuzz (811) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Almost no head. Very dark and rich malt and banana flavours slight alcohol aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
This beer is on tap at WF Wexford. Deep oily cola body with red tan head. Licorice and pine fragrance with sweet prunes, dates and licorice notes. Nice lacing though a slightly high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2582) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2016
12 oz bottle. Soft DK. Black with no head. Aroma is lots of dark malt, dark roast coffee, bamana. Taste is semi sweet chocolate chips, lots of can sugar sweetness. Has a dark roast that reminds me of expedition with some sweetness that reminds me of dark lord.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2016
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of off white to tan foamy sustaining head. Thin lacing glosses around the glass nicely. The aroma starts roasty with a nice sweet dark fruitiness (raisins to plums) sliding in for a nice balance. Clean coffee bean bitterness flows underneath. The flavor allows a nice sweet to roasty flow of sweet dark fruit to sly roastiness, mostly balanced at a good behavior to accommodate a fantastic sweet to roasty sort of sticky yet "dressed" sort of wet aftertaste leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable to sipping quality to it. Carbonation is super low, whoah, yeah, damn low, I want to say this is close to cloying because carbonation has died off so much. Overall, well, though carbonation has died off, yes, I believe this to be a fairly old bottle, still, the aroma and flavor seems to be on par or at least coming close to above (a bit), I liked it for the most part but perhaps to people drinking this with some age (yes, I think this might get a tad cloying, be aware).


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