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RATINGS: 2004   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youíre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Sergioís. Pours a pitch black with a nice creamy tall khaki head that holds well (dense) if poured aggressively--leaves nice lace. This isnít really my syle any more, but this stuff smells damn good. Like a rich chocolatey milk shake--milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, vanilla, very slight hint of hops. Very rich. The flavor is the same. Thick rich milk shake imperial stout. Thick full body with minimal smooth carbonation. Imperial stouts have just gotten boring for me recently, but this beet is truly outstanding... if your love imperial stouts, you should seriously dig this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroSpud (2007) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a small darkish tan head and lasting lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet up front followed by just the right bitterness. Very minimal alcohol taste though Iím definitely feeling it. Mouthfeel is like velvet. Man this is good stuff. This bottle was fairly new so I would like to get some more of these to age for awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a very dark brown with a chocolate colored lacing around the edges of the glass. The aroma very coffee like, with notes of vanilla and chocolate. The flavor consists of coffee, alcohol and chocolate (but predominantly coffee or burnt chocolate). The body is a little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Black, black, black...canít see the light. Creamy brown head. Dark chocolate aroma. Initially creamy on the palate, but becomes a little more syrupy as the carbonation is released. Dry and bitter, the kind that makes me smile. The alcohol is well masked, with only a pleasing warmth in the end. Iím going to run out and stock my cellar with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Espresso black body with a tan head. Pours and drinks thick - an oily/creamy feeling on the palate. Toasted chocolate aroma. Great bitter coffee flavor with citrus notes. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Great flavor with a bitterness that really stands out. Will definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Roasty chocolately aromas. A little chocolate, a little roasted coffee on the the palate. Noticed a metallic note on the mid palate. Other than that a very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3135) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
A delicious impy...one of the best Iíve had in a long time. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate with some vanilla. Pour was a nice deep dark black with a one finger tan head. Taste was full, big and spectacular. Strong impy flavors. Bittersweet chocolate with a creamy texture and just the right mix of vanilla, milk and dark coco beans. Nice carbonation and bitter creamy aftertaste. All around great beer and well worth the wait!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12 oz bottle from Zipps. I thought I had poured motor oil before but this stuff looks like you drained it straight from your car. I mean that in an absolutely good way. This stuff looks beautiful pouring into your glass with a nice big dark brown head on it. Aroma and flavor is roasted chocolate, malty, sweet with a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth and the finish is a sweet chocolate thing of beauty. I love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1528) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2010
A black pour with minimal tan head. A sweet malty aroma with some roasted notes and a hint of alcohol. The taste begins sweet and ends somewhat salty and slightly astringent. It has a full body with a thick, creamy texture and an alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is a mix of smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same with smoke and malt as well as some coffee and possibly some vanilla. Thicker mouthfeel and lower carbonation. A very good imperial stout but in my opinion not as good as some of the top level beers in this category.

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