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RATINGS: 1678   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2006
bottle - Pours thick and black with a thin, brown head. The aroma is of roasted malts and coffee with a bit of alcohol. The flavor is intense dark roast malts and continues the coffee notes. The mouthfeel is thick and the 10% ABV, at least in my bottle, is fairly well masked. The finish is quite dry. Itís not too remarkable for the style, but itís a damn good style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4992) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours as black as sin with a small dark brown head that faded to a thin ring quickly. Very heavy aroma of black patant malt, molassas, alcohol, anise, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor hits you up front with roast, burnt malt, alcohol, and charcoal. Finish is molassas, dark fruits, burnt toast, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and oily in texture with soft minimal carbonation. Overall, a pretty enjoyable Imperial Stout, though the alcohol flavor is a bit more prominant than Iíd like. This especially became an issue as it warmed towards room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Vinous, raisiny aroma. Very full body with plenty of roasted malt, vinous notes and accents of dried fruits. Quite alcoholic but super delicious. 300406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Re-rate 1/4/2013 8/5/7/3/16=3.9: 12 oz. bottle from 4-pack at The Andersons, Columbus. Utterly jet-black pour, one-finger dark brown pillowy head; a thin, dark-brown covering is maintained all the way down the glass and swirling revives the head; strong lacing; appearance is entirely perfect for an imperial stout. Aroma is overly dominated by roast and coffee, followed by caramel, chocolate, smoke, and ethanol if you get in really close. Flavor also is crushed by the roast; also coffee, unsweetened chocolate, chicory. Mouthfeel medium thickness, quite sticky, and a touch chalky. Like Founderís Breakfast Stout, this one is a bit overrated and not terribly deep

5/6/2006 8/5/7/4/16=4.0: Thanks to Lauren for this birthday gift in April. Thick, black, and tar-like; a small, frothy, brown head that disappears quickly but can be brought back with some swirling; sticks to the side of the glass like mud. Aroma is strong and sweet; dark sugars with raisin and a hint of vanilla. Warm in the swallow, the flavor is heavy and bit roasty; some chocolate; still a bit hoppy for my tastes; exhale exhibits alcohol in the nose. Thick and creamy, almost-but-not-quite silky; moderately sticky. Doesnít stand apart from other stouts, but a very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
Black color. Nice aroma of roasted malt, caramel and liquorice. Thick oily mouthfeel; very good malt with caramel and liquorice and roasted malt; balanced, better and more complex than the aroma let imagine. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a weak head. Smooth strong aroma of liquorice, roastedness, oily and hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth flavour of roastedness, oily and ends with a warm feeling from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Aroma:good chocolate and rosted malt nose... Appearance:Dark,good brown head.... Flavor:Dark chocolate,alcohol,good rosted malt flavor.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2006
12oz bottle - Totally opaque deep black color with small dark brown head. Aroma is very chocolately, touch of coffee and vanilla, burbon and brandy. Flavor has fair amount of coffee and chocolate, along with a moderate amount of herbal, slightly metallic hop presence. Finish is mildly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol, while the flavor is very sweet with strong notes of roasted malt besides a strong alcohol presence. The body is very thick - almost like syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
This is a great Imperial Stout. Everything I look for. A little bit of sediment, very dark and heavy and a mild alcohol taste. Could eat it with a fork!

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