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RATINGS: 121   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Poura black with a little cream colored head. Aroma is faint chocolate and malts with a flavor to match. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Coffee grounds, cocoa and molasses with a lightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9982) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours very dark brown. Nice medium chalky chocolatey taste and a medium dry mouthfeel.

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 (7942) - 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 (408) - 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 (783) - 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 (4920) - 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.


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