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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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 youíll like this one. If you donít, get yourself something else instead.


imaragingbull's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - FEB 22, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black cola brown with good light tan head and lace. Average hop aromas, malt overshadowed by a big vanilla bean scent, come oaky, choc, coffee, roasty burnt toffee notes are there. Earthen, yeast aromas are there. Body a touch thinner than expected, the roasty notes so acrid, gives the illusion of thinning. Also yeast character prominent. the vanilla continuing through over the top of the malt backbone. A touch boozy also, finishes moderately bitter, acrid, light-moderately sweet. The acrid roastiness and sweetness lingering on.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (749) - 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 (7330) - 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 bakerís 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 (457) - 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 (2579) - 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 (3722) - 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 fingerís 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).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2016
bottle - Black pour, tan head. It smells of dark roast malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with roast malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Itís full bodied and while itís on the sweet side all the way to the finish, itís not too cloying. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1607) - RÓga, Latvija, LATVIA - AUG 30, 2016
Quite intense dark choco prevails, lovely dark roasted malt impact, coffee, vanilla. Moderate to light sweetness with moderate bitterness with quite dry finish, super smooth al lthe way though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
birocotsios (147) - - AUG 24, 2016
Pitch black with big brown foam. Strong chocolate alcohol aroma. Full chocolate taste with coffee, roasted nalts, liquorice and alcohol


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