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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (653) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Growler from the brewery. Pours inky dark brown with thin oily mocha head. Aroma is big roasty malts and a slight hint of coffee. Chocolate malts shine through, along with a substantial hop presence. Finish is a little harsh - heavily bitter with some funky notes. Nice thick body but the balance is a bit off here. Would do well with some barrel aging to smooth out these flavors. Now I just need to get my hands on some Kentucky Dark Star... Update: revisiting on nitro @ the brewery 1 year later. Thick mocha (nitro) head. Chocolate and coffee notes much more prominent here. Balance is dialed too. This is an excellent Imperial Stout. Revising rating to reflect improvement (went from a 3.5 to a 4)


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1481) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a very dark brown/black with a dark tan head. The smell is dark malt, licorice, bourbon. The taste is big chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. The body is medium/full silly smooth with fine carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is quite roasty with a fair amount of oats coming off it, and implying a slightly creamy sweetness as well. Taste was sweet with slight bits of vanilla in there for me, and roasty throughout. Nice and very smooth taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2167) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Nitro!!!! Dark brown pour with light brown head. Dark roasted malt aromas. So smooth and creamy with dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and dark chocolate highlights. I know there’s no lactose, but the nitro tap just makes it so damn creamy. Very good...

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (929) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Dark roasted and chocolate along with alcohol. Dry and not too sweet with bitter chocolate. Awesome brew. Alc content is noticeable but by no means overbearing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
not so sweet, lots of oatmeal roasted malt, med body alcohol well hidden. Very smooth silky. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with a brown head. Nice oatmeal and roasted hop profile, some bittersweet chocolate. Moderate+ carbonation, moderate body, becomes more bitter as it goes through the palate, easy to drink and reasonably well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pitch black and oily but bot viscous in texture pours with a sizable head Nose is weak with a hint of roast and dark chocolate taste is interesting. It’s a very toasty stout, not warming but no barley additions were spared. I get some creaminess from the oatmeal, pretty high bitterness. Drinks close so a Sam smiths oatmeal stout plus some added booziness. It’s lacking something.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Not much on the nose, and not much head. Otherwise a blockbuster. Some bourbon notes, so I assume this was aged in barrels? Not sure about that. Coffee and roasty malts and a bit of cocoa. Thick and rich. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Smells like burnt toast and baking chocolate. Good body and mouth feel. Tastes of, leather and slight smoked wood. Eh, it is alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
(draught at the brewery) near black pour, dark tan edge bubbles. Nose it’s meaty and smoky, malty chocolate, creamy, oats, raisins, complex. Taste is dry chocolate, oats, light smoke, bacon, Fairly rich, the body ias the best part of the beer, it’s creamy and thick with a nice finish. Nice beer.


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