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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 18, 2013
Smells mostly of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate smells. Taste has a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Dark brown with small lite tan head. Oats and roasted malt. Thin, boring.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (435) - Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is a little weak. Standard Imperial Stout scent, but muted and with a strange red wine vinegar characteristic. The appearance is nice - flat black color with a tiny cap of tan foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Nice creamy flavor with a welcome sweetness that opens up before giving way to hops and roasty bitterness. Booze burn in the aftertaste; I have never taken away points from a beer for that. Great palate, thick yet smooth. This beer was good, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1547) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black brown with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malt, black licorice and a little fruit.

The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, black licorice and some dark fruit and an ashy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Dark black. Milky chocolate. Roasted. Heavy body. Bitter aftertaste. Good but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3670) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a sparse tan head. Nose is dusty caramel, faint coffee and raisin. Coating medium body with a tang. Taste is coffee, grass, chocolate, licorice and caramel. A little bit of everything. Solid stout.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Pours a deep brown and capped with a small beige head. Nose is roasty, heavy roast, nutty, and some sweetness. Didn’t really care for the taste so much... heavy roast and a bit of licorice. Some dark fruit. The heavy roast seemed out of place and led into the sweetness being out of place.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Thanks Bob! Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and hops. Taste is dry, a little sweet, roasted malt. Finish is a lingering roasted malt. Light creaminess. Good lacing. Please distribute to my area Free State!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with licorice, dark fruit, caramel, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Dark brown. Sweet, soft banana. Nice softer beer, tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.


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