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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Dark brown pour with limited head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in aroma and taste. Slight bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - thanks Brandon! Deep cola to brown pour with a small head. Licorice and cocoa in the aroma and taste. Medium body. Good stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 18, 2013
Smells mostly of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate smells. Taste has a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle from a trading partner, pours a dark brown coffee with a thin tan head. Aroma is anise, coffee and malt. Taste is a little coffee and some chocolate, light bitterness, not overly complex, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
Nice appearance - has quite a bit of head and lots of lacing. Aroma a bit weak for an impy - not much beyond some cocoa. Surprisingly light-bodied as well - I would not expect this to be an impy based on mouthfeel - it seems more like a regular stout. Mostly cocoa flavors with some bitterness - not getting the coffee notes so common to this style. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, but it does not have the bolder, more complex flavors typical of impy stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
thanks to the beastie for this .. . deep brown .. medium foam, light lacing .. . mild roast, some grounds, and mild burnt hop .. . mild mouth .. not overly complex or interesting .. . . yeah. nothing gets hurt, except feelings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2/22/13. RBWG thanks to beastiefan2k. Black pour with a small tan head. Nice stout aromas with roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, and a touch of sweetness. Rich flavor with plenty of roasted malt, dry cocoa, touches of coffee and more roast, and more. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Roasted malts, caramel and chocolate, some metallic in the finish
Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Basic dark malt nose, some earth, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some further earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, pretty bitter, some earth, burnt grass, bittersweet cocoa. Not too sweet. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4543) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, nuts, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, toffee and dark chocolate.


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