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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours coca cola black with an off white head that falls quickly. Alright, so this is basically a black IPA. Aroma is citrus, caramel and smoked malts, flavor follows nose. A bit of molasses tempers the grassy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle with thanks to RobertDale. Pours opaque black with a large pillowy beige head that slowly dissipates leaving picture perfect lacing on the glass. Aroma is nothing special, lots of roasted malts, coffee, ashtray, a bit of cocoa, bitter on the nose. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, citrus and pine hops; this one is pushing toward black IPA for sure. Roasty, with coffee and malt notes, no real chocolate in the taste. Medium light body, creamy mouthfeel, a bit chalky perhaps. Lots of lingering citrus hops. Black IPA, and a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2447) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
Extra from robertdale. Thanks for the continuous hookup. This is a hoppy ass imperial stout. Aroma is more black IPA. Has a somewhat thin body for an imperial. Pine hops and roast. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3660) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that displays moderate retention, and minimal lace. Aromas of earthy spicy minty hops atop a base of coffee, chocolate and caramel with a touch of ethanol to round things out. The taste is solid roasted coffee, caramel, and chocolate with a huge earthy minty herbal hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet somewhat sticky and oily mouthfeel. This is an interesting imperial stout for sure. The late hop choices are certainly unconventional, but I kind of enjoyed this beer. The body might be a tad thin for an imperial but it doesn’t distract me too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14607) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to RobertDale. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa, flaked oats, grassy hops, creamed coffee, toasted chocolate and vanilla. Some toasted cracker malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12oz bottle, I don’t think I’d complain if this was my local stout but I wouldnt love it like I love blackout stout. your standard imperial stout, some hints of dark sweet fruit hits me, the finish is smooth and light roast/smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, licorice, light coffee and toffee. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12122) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-12oz bottle-lt tan-brown. A-med malt-roasty. T-med malt-roasty, hop bite. Plenty of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of prunes and toasted nuts. Flavors of plum, licorice and chocolate. Creamy and viscous mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
This is a good and well balanced Imperial Stout but was a bit too heavy on the roasted malts for my liking. Had in Lawrence.

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