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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Poured a very dark brown color with a thin tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with notes of grape candy and light alcohol. Flavor is roastey and smokey. Big bitter backbone runs from mid flavor through the long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4216) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Opaque black, thin tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt. Flavor has a bit of chocolate and some dried fruit. One of the better beers Iíve had from Full Sail.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2005
Black with a tan, frothy head. Smooth, creamy body; not very heavy or syrupy. Roasted malts, chalky chocolate, nuts, and some aromatic alcohol. Big hops ... grassy and a little pine-like. Some citrus as well. Overall, I found it to be pretty decent, but it didnít seem very complex or exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3323) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
22oz bottle (í05 Reserve)-Poured a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sweetness, and some vanilla. Taste of the same with a bit of smokiness coming through. This full bodied brew kicks butt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3250) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2005
22 oz bottle-pours a deep brown hue with a faint tan head. doesnt really look imperial, more a big porter than anything else. not much going on in the apearance. nutty notes with some toffee and coffee. sharp burnt finish of black patent malts-very charr-y. some hops also in there as well with some notes of oxidization. average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
16-Jun-05 (22 oz bottle: Shared with SDbruboy at OíBrienís, thanks Cliff!) Generously provided to assist me on my quest to rate 50 consecutive Imperial Stouts, this was number 47. Poured from the bottle, itís a very pretty beer. Dark brown color with ruddy edges is lighter than almost any Imperial Stout Iíve had, but the full inch of dark tan head shows excellent retention, holding at a quarter-inch for quite some time. Ringed and patchy lacing adorns the glass, and subsurface bubbles cling to the glass, resisting the urge to join their friends atop the beer. The nose is lightly roasty, but equally malty and hoppy. First impression of the flavor is that this is a hopped up foreign stout, sweet, light vanilla, with a moderate roastiness that is definitely not a focal point. Toward the finish, the roast is pushed aside by a bitter, fairly floral hoppiness, and itís the hoppiness of this Imperial Stout that is the lasting impression, not the roast. The alcohol isnít noticeable at all. Medium "plus" body is fairly clean on the palate for the style, .ut thatís not surprising given the hoppiness. Not sticky or viscous. Naming it "Black Gold" is a bit of an exaggeration, but overall, a lighter Imperial Stout than most of what is out there, but still quite enjoyable and quaffable. (7, 4, 7, 4, 14, total: 3.6)

08-Aug-05 (Draft: Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, OR) Just a brief update since Iím fortunate enough to sample this directly at the brewery, Iíd say the deep, bitter, roastiness is actually the lasting impression, so apparently as this beer ages, the roast subsides a bit. But fresh out of the tap, this is sweet, caramely, bitter, and strongly roasty. No signs of the fruity hoppiness I picked up when sampling the bottle. So, with this sample here at the brewery, yes, Iíll agree that it IS "Black Gold."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours black with a medium tan head that stays around. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate aroma with some slight fruit and spice esters. This beer has a smooth body with a decent weight on the palate, not extremely thick like some imperial stouts. The aftertaste trails off with a fairly big bitterness and light acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2006
01.21.06 Bomber, 2005. Black pour with solid tan head. The beer was less imperial than expected, quite dry and very roasty. Hints at anise, tobacco, solid notes of molasses and cocoa. Rather burnt towards the finish where Iíd hoped for sweetness or resiny hops, but it made it seem unusual as if it was an imperial dry stout. In fact, that notion was easily extended to the whole picture. Thanks for the sample, Mike.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2008
A black apperance with a tan head. A big ol chocolate and coffe aroma on this one. The flavor caught me off guard. I get alot of marshmellows in this one. Along with chocolate, coffee, and some smokiness. The finish is slightly bitter. Nothing great but a pretty good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bomber. Mostly bourbon aroma with some chocolate. Black body with tan head. Bourbon flavor with alcohol presence and texture was thin for an Impy Stout. Dry coco residue left on palate. Rather ordinary for me anyway.


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