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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3234) - 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 (1916) - 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 (1299) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2604) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4424) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
keith0718 (430) - Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
A great imperial stout. Tastes close to Rasputin, but quite a bit mellower (less bite). The malt is nice without being overwhelmingly thick/sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draught in Lawrence. Nice dark brown pour with a nice khaki head and lacing. Pretty hoppy aroma balanced with roasted malt. Green hops in the flavor at first then finishes with coffee. Nice and not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Growler courtesy of mreusch, thanks Matt! Pours dark mahogany with ruby edges and thin tan head. The aroma is a bit mild with some roast, some chocolate notes and a touch of caramel and toffee. As it warms a pleasing thin layer of earthiness is noticed. The taste is pretty darn smooth and near creamy at times bringing in notes of dark roasted malts and then moving into a nice mix of black licorice, chocolate and earthiness. The more I drink this the more I like it.

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