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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of light milk chocolate and light coffee. Flavor matches aroma. Medium bodied but a tad thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Bob - thanks! Pours black with a ring of tan foam and steady carbonation. Nice aroma with dense, fudge chocolate, roast, light coffee, and some heavier dark fruit aspects with a trailing edge of hop bitterness. Taste is heavy on the roast with chocolate and raisin notes. Also seems like molasses with hop bitterness. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Straight ahead imperial stout - very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7950) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges quickly. Aroma has notes of dark fruits and roasted malts with a bit of pine hops and some underlying chocolate (plus a hint of booze. Flavor has roasted malts and bitter chocolate up front with a bit of underlying pine hops and booze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2050) - 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 (7878) - Plymouth, 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 (2079) - 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 (806) - 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 (6757) - .....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 (6754) - 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!


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