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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (944) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Draft, Exbeerience. Black pour, tan head. Very roasty, chocolatey, toasty, slightly boozey aroma. Definitely qualifies as a beer you can chew. Roasty flavor with a noticable grainy oatmeal presence and rich body, char, chocolate, light booze on the finish but not overly hot. One of the better oatmeal stouts I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3723) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft at the urban beer garden. Pours jet black with a dark creamy tan mousse on top. Loose drippy lace. Dark roasty chocolate and coffee nose. Creamy thick body with modest carb. Roasty coffee and.chocolate mid palate with a strong roasty finish. Wonderful impy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 On tap at Beer Authority. Pours black with a minimal head. Smell is sweet malty chocolate. Taste is grainy, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee but without the ashy flavor a lot of imperials get. Fantastic. Raspberry version. Black with a finger head. Smell is smokey coffee roast. Taste is thinner bodied, oats and some red fruit, but still lots of roast. Very nice variation on a good base beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2359) - 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...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle: near opapue with a small fading head. Lovely macadamia nut, wheat bread, chocolate covered raisin, herbal and flowery vapours. Twangy and nutty with lush sweet malts. Oily and smooth. Fun beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niall73 (1842) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy light tan head. Light coffee, light soy, treacle aroma. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Smooth and creamy with light soy, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, coke, lemon... Very little trace of booziness, it’s so easy to knock back. Really well balanced. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (717) - 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)


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