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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1396) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tasted from bottle at the 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering. Poured an almost opaque dark reddish brown color with moussy, persistent beige foam and lots of lace. The perfect beer appearance, in my opinion. Highly hoppy aroma, citrusy and earthy, as well as hints of bread, caramel, fruity ale yeast esters. 10 malts in the grainbill?! No wonder the flavor was so complex and multi-layered: bready, toasty, roasty, biscuity, spicy, with apricots, plums, raisins. Strong malt-sweetness with equally strong hops bitterness. Medium-heavy body, good carbonation, well-concealed alcohol, great bittersweet aftertaste. An accessible winter-warmer. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) Black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is toasty malt, coffee, with a big hops finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - Pours dark brown, but a little lighter color than most in the style, and has an off-white head. The aroma has mild roastiness, hints of cocoa, spicy green hoppiness and mild fruit. Medium body with a crispness for an impy stout and semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with roast, lively spicy hops, dry cocoa and spice. The finish adds a bit of mild char. Enjoyable impy stout that is easier to drink that most.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2012
It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was moderately sweet, with some cocoa and coffee. The taste was moderately sweet, with coffee, some roast, dark chocolate and light dark fruit. A decent Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a deep reddish brown with a couple of fingers of tan head. Chocolate, roasted barley and fair amount of hops in the aroma. On the lighter side of the Imperial Stout spectrum. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. More roasted barley in the flavor and a good amount of hop bitterness. Dry malty finish with some chocolate. Nice to see this in bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, light coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roast malt, light coffee,earthy pine, and a heavy lingering bitterness,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with a smooth palate and an oaty coffee finish with a light bitterness. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (940) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. Not much in the aroma. Taste is roasty but overpowered by the bitterness of the hops. Tasty & bitter. An interesting stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
at brewpub Black color with a brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a balanced coffee and chocolate sweet note. Coffee bitter flavor with a vanilla sweet note and a dry roasted finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Comes dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Smooth and creamy. Very nice.


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