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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
Black pour with a thin tan head. Matly, roasty, coffee aromas. Taste is rich roasted malt, burnt toffee, coffee, cocoa, with nice, slightly burnt toast on a bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (395) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
Pours a pitch black color, with a small, bubbly head. Smells of creamy coffee, roasted malts, hints of toffee and molasses. The aromas are very well put together, with rich, slightly smoked, milk chocolate, tying all aromas together. Well balanced between coffee and malts, coated up by slightly earthy chocolate. Has a supersmooth mouthfeel, with a lower, fitting carbonation, revealing a medium bodied beer. Tastes of dough milk chocolate among earthy malts, wrapped up by whipped cream. A gentle coffee bitterness acts as a convincing counterpart to the malty chocolate, revealing a decent dryness, which got a sour coffee whiff to it. Coffee bitterness changes the chocolate appearance into a bitter chocolate direction. Finishes with lots of cream and an intriguing interplay between crushed coffee beans and slightly slick, bitter chocolate. All in all this beer convinces by its perfect composition, decent depth of different flavors with prominent chocolate and coffee, resulting in a great imperial stout. Both, coffee and chocolate, are on par, leaving a lot of space on the palate for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1038) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
Tapas the owl farm. Pitch black pour. Lead, coffee, oak. Silky but big body. Well balanced. Long finish. Awesome

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours thick black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee, chocolate and ashes. Taste is heavy roasted with burned malt, coffee, chocolate and ahses. Big body. Semi dry with medium bittenress and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (452) - - APR 6, 2015
Draft. Pitch black and topped with head the color of Nesquik that sticks around for a good long while. Aroma is resplendent with smoky cocoa, vanilla, toasted marshmallow and a hint of raisin. The flavor has a little less going on, thought there’s a nice amount of plum, raisin and molasses before a roastier espresso and toast finish. Surprisingly fruity, though smooth smokiness rises between sips. Creamy medium body, high prickly carbonation. A very nice, balanced and complex RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, coffee. Light bitter, coffee, light sweet, chocolate. Finish chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, mocha.
(from 35cL bottle @ home)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (381) - - APR 5, 2015
Supprisingly good Imperial stout: The rich aroma, distinctive coffee flavor, mixed with bitters. great aftertaste and warming alcohol note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 4, 2015
Black, opaque, light brown head. Deep, rich malt with dark bread, coffee chocolate, a little licorice, burnt sugar, raisins. Warming but smooth, hides the 10.5 abv very well. Very good imperial stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malin_aiisa (88) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
roasty, bread, basement aromas. black, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (722) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
(350ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours inky black with a small ring of lingering pale brown bubbles with lace. Aroma cold coffee, molasses, leather, wet earth, liquorice, unsweetened chocolate and dried fruit beneath. Palate lush classic imperial stout with dark chocolate cake and cold coffee, moderate earthy roast at first, sweet toffee/molasses malt, a bit of dark dried fruit. The roast starts building in the middle though, increasingly intense with a bitter coffee bean character, some licorice and earth as well, cacao bean too. Towards the finish the roast is strong, lightly smoky and dry with coffee and cacao lightly offset by malt. Aftertaste bone dry dusty roast. Medium full slightly syrupy body with light carbonation. A "no frills" imperial stout and a really superb one at that, nice flavour concentration and lovely roast notes. Great sipper.


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