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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Honoring our favorite local blacksmith, this flavorful Stout is a selected mix of ten malts and five hop varieties. Imperial Stout was a key British export in the Baltic trade that elevated art and industry in Russia and England during the 18th Century. Celebrate craftsmanship and raise a glass to broader flavor horizons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 Hand bottled from footbalm, sent to our tasting...you rock. Sweet and hoppy aroma...lots of pine and chocolate, fruity apples, etc... nice. Dark, dark black in color with a thin head. Sweet and hoppy...like an IPA stout. Sweet, grapefruit, pineapple. Medium palate, fairly creamy. I like fresh, hoppy imperial stouts. It is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, 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 wasn’t complex. Doesnt make sense I know, but thats how I viewed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1866) - 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 didn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9162) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6364) - 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 it’s big brother, just not as intense.

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