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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.0 A: Black color. Only 1/3 of a finger of creamy light brown head formed. 3.5 S: Moderately high roastiness, molasses, caramel, and light coffee. Pronounced hoppiness featuring citrusy orange and flowery earthiness. 3.5 T: Moderately roasty. Molasses, caramel, and coffee in that order. Fairly dry overall. Higher potency bitterness coming mainly from the hops. Citrus and earthy hop flavor. 3.0 M: Medium body. Moderate, though bity, carbonation. Lacking creaminess. 3.0 D: I’m not a huge fan of hoppy stouts and this is one. The mouthfeel is also pretty mediocre. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-10-2012 02:07:19

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7465) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Very dark brownish red color, brown head. Sweet, malty scent, also hops. Sweet, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - AUG 21, 2012
Small cream colored head. Hoppy malt and coffee ground smell. Bitter taste with coffee grounds and a bit of chocolate after taste. Not very complex, and not a great imperial overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/black. Aroma of toasted grain, peat, dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla, anise. Flavor is plum, chocolate, pine, raisin, peat. Slightly bitter for an Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
floral hop aroma, dark ruby brown, dense tan head, rich and sweet with notes of cocoa and coffee and a dry hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - dark ruby, nearly black, with a soapy lace - aroma is moderate roast, chocolate pudding, coffee - flavor is medium dry, with sharp, almost astringent roast - moderate acidity - some bittersweet chocolate - finish has some ash/char - I want to like it a lot more than I do.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Opaque dark brown appearance. Thick foamy head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and a bit of mint. Fresh and crisp, not at all dry but rich with chocolate and licorice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Aroma doesn’t do this beer justice. A bit sweet on the nose but finishes with a nice, warm roasty flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, earthy, somewhat piney hoppy, fairly herbal, a bit minty aroma. Thick dark chocolate malty, rich cocoa, somewhat smoky, a bit burnt, somewhat earthy/piney flavor. Quite a bit going on and pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, anise, sour fruits, hints of dark fruits, some slight grainy notes. Taste is some mineral notes, chocolate, caramel, some licorice, dark fruits, hints of sour grain, sour acidic malts, finishing fairly bitter but dry.


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