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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (730) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
A solid black color with a tan head and lots of lacing. The aroma is mostly toasted malt with a bit of chocolate and coffee. The flavor has more hops in addition to the toasted malt and chocolate/coffee flavors along with a sweet and smooth aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by jandd1983- thanks again, Doran! Pours a dark coffee brown with a small but lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, dark fruits, and some rich, earthy, woody notes. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, a little bit of ash, tobacco, and light molasses. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty mouthfeel. So simple and so effective. Doesn’t try to do too much, and goes down very smooth and easy. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4470) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2920) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1914) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1133) - 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!

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