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RATINGS: 1919   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

M82's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (407) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 1/25/13, 2013 batch one month since bottling
Rich dark notes, huge hoppy characteristics, vanilla, all on a massive smooth body; big bitter sweet balance; One of the best non-barrel-aged stouts I’ve had; Seriously powerful, seriously deep, seriously smooth.

11/30/12, 2011 bottle approaching two years
Looks bad as can be as usual. Pours like raw crude with a 1" dark cookie head. Nose presents loads of chocolate, coffee, and berries swinging between almonds and vinous characteristics. Taste follows on a thick creamy body. I do miss the hops compared to memories of fresh bottles, but the creamy smooth richness and heightened berry notes are very nice.

10/18/13, 2011 bottle approaching three years
Checking in on the 2011 vintage (year prior to yellow bottle code on neck) Pours as expected with mangled aroma of tart-woody-whoppers candy, which luckily subsides a bit, but generally sets the mid-tone over charred, smokey pork; flavors follow; this one seems to be hitting a valley of some sort with a slightly nullified feel, minimal dark chocolate and coffee with very little dark fruit, more apple, lightly colored wood, and char than anything; I think this one is moving into a significant transformation, hopefully heading somewhere deeper and more luxurious in the next couple years...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
G_Ram9 (56) - - AUG 21, 2015
One word, wow! This is an unbelievable stout with incredible complexity and lingering flavors on the palate. The flavors grow and morph as the beer warms in the glass. Remarkably smooth for such a big brew. This beer could be a meal of its own. Definitely one that I will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (151) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2015
Poured jet black with big chocolate brown head. Aroma is of dark berries, dark chocolate, coffee. Quite sweet in flavour. Coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, lactose nicely balanced with a dry bitter finish. Flavour lingers a good while after sipping. This is what an imperial stout should be like. beautiful!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a lovely, thick, dark brown head. Aroma has roasty malts, dark dark chocolate, slight hops, licorice, caramel, burned sugar, toasted malts. Taste is sweet with again lots of caramel and a huge, hoppy, chocolaty, roasty bitter finish. Sticky body and a low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from somewhere in UK. Dark color, thin beige head. Smooth body, finish is long. Taste is medium bitter. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, alcohol, nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
knasputte78 (67) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Svart som natten med ett högt brunt skum. Kaffe och choklad i doft. Len och fyllig smak. Len och riktigt trevlig med lagom värmande alkohol på slutet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2015
12 oz bottle: Appearance is pitch black with tan head. Aroma is of leather and burnt malt. Taste is again, leathery and burnt malt and hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (395) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2015
Pitch black, thick, moderate to small dark tan creamy head, moderate lasting and nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, strong dark fruit and licorice, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, roasted malt, burnt toast, dry bitter coffee finish and aftertaste. Some alcohol warmth. Full bodied, silky, low to moderate carbonation. Woooosh! (0,355l bottle Beerightback, Nova Gorica, SLO)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (610) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 05/10/2015 Pours dark black liquid with rich medium dense frothy brown head, Aroma: sweet, espresso, roasted, dark fruits, blackberry, plums, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, dark fruits, blackberries, espresso, caramel, wood, resins, Palate: full body, stick oily texture, soft carbonation, long sweet roasted fruity finish, Overall: Gods nectar, enjoyed, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutHead (863) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
On tap @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is primarily of hard roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and a bit of licorice. Full body with soft carbonation and a long long roasty finish. Very smooth and well-balanced. Holy crap - this is GOOD! I thought I'd already had it but the moment I tasted it I knew I hadn't - it's that epically tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (17/07/2015) - black pour with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with prominent coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some burnt malty notes, nice mouthfeel, roasted finish. Lovely.

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