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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our One Tun Imperial Stout (OTIS) has complex, layered aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, with an earthy hoppiness. Flavors of dark chocolate and roast lead to a pleasing bitterness. Serve at 45-50*F and enjoy!


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich dark chocolate flavor that sticks to the palate a bit of coffee and a slightly bitter finish. A nice brew.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours opaque black with a medium brown head, mostly dissipates fairly quickly with decent remaining lacing. Very chocolatey aroma, more of a sweet milk chocolate, molasses, maple syrup, some coffee. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and light plus bitter, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee. Some light acidity. Medium body and just a bit creamy. Pretty solid effort. Not going to win any medals, but not bad for a $6 bomber.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (12) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
This is a nice local beer for Santa Clara county. Santa Clara Valley Brewing Brewmaster/Owner Steve Donahue created this recipe when he was the brewmaster for for Firehouse Tavern, a local sports bar. This beer has some hoppiness to it and coming in at 10% abv makes this a nice imperial stout with complex malt billing that gives it coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate goodness! Recommend this to my friends.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1789) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured dark brown, small fizzy head. Boozy sweet aroma. Loud, clangy composite of flavors. Chocolate was predominant with some light coffee notes and a strong fruity Belgian presence. Just not great.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Super dark pour, brown head. Roasty bitterness, tangy flavors, plums, hints of cocoa. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured a thin layer of tan head on a black body. The aroma is nice: roasted malt, chocolate and bread dough (interestingly enough). The taste has a bold roasted malt profile with a sharp bitter injection in the middle. The finish has a sour note. The texture is thick with moderate carbonation. The flavor profile is abrupt. Drinkable but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Bevmo. It pours very black with a tan head. The aroma is very nice with big coffee, chocolate, caramel, pralines and vanilla. The flavor is sweet up front with coffee and caramel followed by a spicy malt and hop bouquet. Lots of roasted malt and coffee in the finish. Really tasty stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Black with a very thin tan fizzy head. Sweet milk chocolate, sugar, and roasted grain aroma and taste with subtle drip coffee notes. Somewhat chewy full bodied palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is black with brownish head. Taste is a nice balance of chocolate and some coffee. This beer has a great balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpatchen (13) - - OCT 15, 2012
This is a beautifully balanced, heavy-duty IS. I’d never heard of it and took a gamble at BevMo and wow, was I pleasantly surprised. It’s got a strong malty, coffee and vague dark chocolatey flavor. One of my favorites up there with Old Viscosity, Green Flash Double Stout and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy.


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