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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Our Imperial Stout is brewed to an Original gravity of 20 P using 10 different types of malt which combined weigh 1,400+ lbs. That works out to 3.4 lbs per gallon of finished beer or almost 4/10ths of a pound in every glass. The dark malts give a roasty flavor and dark color, caramel malts add sweetness and a full body. Three different hop varieties also add their own complexity (and about 78 IBUs). The bittering hops are Northern Brewers which also add a bit of a current-like flavor when used this heavily. The early aromatic hops are Fuggles, the same that we use in the Ad Astra and the Oatmeal Stout. The later aromatic hops are Cascades, the same that we use to finish Copperhead. The Cascades add a bit of an American Flavor to this classic British style.
The Ironman is named for one of our favorite regular customers, Walt Hull, who is a local blacksmith.
O.G. - 20/1080. Hops - 78 IBUs


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Growler received from tjthresh, thanks Tom. Pours black, near opaque, rubied, with an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is moderate malt (chocolate, cookie, burnt), heavy hop (perfume, herbs, flowers) and light yeast (earth, broth). Heavy hoppiness, light sweetness and moderate maltiness to start, heavy hop finish, low malt and yeast, alcohol and an average duration. Dark bodied, oily and fizzy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Tap; pours deep black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, coffee, very nice flavor with clean finish. From the aroma you would expect this to be a more complex beer, but may be due to serving colder than expected. Overall a nice beer, and would have probably been better if allowed to warm up a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2006
On Tap: Pours a deep dark color. With a darker than most heads, however minimal it was. Aroma was a bit mild, some roasted/toasted cerals/grains, hops, wheat, molasas, coffee, raisins, chocolate. The flavor was full but it was kind of all at once. So despite having so many different flavors I felt like it wasnít complex. Doesnt make sense I know, but thats how I viewed it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Yeah good stuff. The aroma never really came around. Caught some hops and roast, but it was served too cold and I didnít have time to wait. The apperance way mostly black with some mahahony highlights. Rich brown head. Lots of hops. Really bitter and a nice hop flavor outshines the roasted chocolate covered esspresso bean raisin flavors. Very rich on the palate. I really liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Bitter slight roast finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
GABF- Black with brown head. Med. Body. Aroma is slightly minty with no hops and very little malt or chocolate. Thin body. Minty hops in the flavor really take away from the malt of the beer. No bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a dark brown, small off white head. Aroma is chocolate and molasses. Flavor is lots of roasted malt, coffee, lots of it coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005
Aroma: hops, chocolate, some coffee, cream, brown sugar
Appearance: dark brown, tan head, lacing
Flavor: hops, bittersweet chocolate
Palate: harsh hops, rough on tongue

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005: Opaque with a small but solid frotht tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of cofee, smoky malts, ripe fleshy fruits and some earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a sweet malt flavor, lots of mocha and smoke. Prune. molasses and white grape add a twangy and acidic quality to the flavors, before ending with a touch of hoppy bitters. The feel is slick and oily, coats the tongue, very nice! I was more than impressed with this beer, it is a more drinkable stout than itís big brother, just not as intense.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Pale black colored body with a tan head. Rich, semi-thick body - has a nice, tart wood and meaty smoke and chocolate flavor, finishing with an excellent oily, woody coating. Mild nose however, not very strong or complex scent but still quite good.


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