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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our Award Winning Imperial Stout, Totality, also serves as the base beer for the internationally acclaimed barrel aged Eclipse. Rich dark chocolate, mocha, and espresso flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2438) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Bottle bought. This is the one that didnt blow up. Huge light brown head. Deep dark black color. Nose is full of dark chocolate. Taste is slightly tart. Astringent. Lots of alcohol burn and a slight acidity lasts. Not happy. 5/3/5/2/7 on 7/15/14, Draft at brewery. Deep rich decadent dark chocolate in the nose. Taste is pure bitter chocolate and coffee. Not astringent but definitely drying, with a smooth alcohol note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
24th November 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and smooth. Just a little fine carbonation. It’s a light touch with the dark malts. A little roast and cream. Whispers of dark fruits and coffee. Light semi dry finish. Quite a light and simple Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8250) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours thick, jet black with a finger of tan head..Nose is roasty dark malt, coffee, cacao, perhaps Ovaltine . Tastes of roasty dark malt, cacao, coffee, hops, all balancing fairly well. Dense mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Dark black in color... Minimal head retention... Roasted malts, coffee aroma... Flavor is burnt roasted malts, notes of licorice, hint of honey... Sweetness is very subdued, present initially, bitter burnt malt finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A- pours an opaque cola brown with mahogany edges. Head is a light red tan, on the thin side and dissipates quickly before clinging to the edge of the glass. Lacing is decent. S- chocolate, dirt, coffee, roasted malts, and some mustiness. Soy sauce as it warms. Standard aromas. M- thin but medium body with an oily medium palate. Good carbonation. T- chocolate, cacao, coffee to start. Watery in the middle with some earth. Hops, grass and bitter chocolate on the medium ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Dark black with a thin brown head. Aroma promises baker’s chocolate and the taste is loaded with waves of cocoa. Nice oily mouthfeel. Decent overall but not exceptional, lacking some of the complexity and brute force of other imperial stouts. It would be interesting to see how a barrel (supposedly) transforms it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is roast malt, brown sugars, dry roast, light honeycomb, woody tones. Taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a black black with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa and coffee. Quite powerful carbonation and a slightly more watery mouth feel than I would hope for in an Imperial Stout. Flavours of roasted malt, berries, chocolate and some sharp citrus notes. Ends with nice burnt malts and espresso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head.. Small bubbles on the glass. The aroma has a big coffee bean, roasty notes, some milk chocolate.. Nestle quik . The taste has a big milk chocolate lead which blends to bitter dark chocolate and coffee grinds. This is just sweet enough to balance the bitterness. The palate is full but relatively easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8089) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Deeblo at GBBF 2013. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, big coffee aspect, earthy, toast, cocoa and caramel. The taste is roasty, earth, coffee grinds, decent bitterness, oily, tar, ash, burnt toffee, salted liquorice, touch of alcohol, mild acidity and berry with a dry, roasty finsh. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A tasty, well-balanced big stout.

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