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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewmasterís Reserve


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 Rerate, aged 4 months: 22oz Bomber: Pours with not much head, aromas here include dark fruits (dates & raisins), port, and some mustiness; the flavor is heavy with burnt toast and charcoal, and includes some espresso and cola mixed in; ample piney hopping and dryish finish; the palate is acidic and slightly astringent, with moderate body for an impy; bitterness comes from highly roasted malts; aging really helps this. Iíll try my next one in another few months.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (768) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft at The Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours very dark, aroma rich and roasty, lots of Bourbon. Sweetness, chocolate, lovely. Body smooth and a bit creamy. Age has done this well!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark dark brown pour with dark ruby hints. Sweet roasty aroma, some sweet caramel malts, and some candied darker fruits. Initial sweet caramel flavors, with more roasty malt flavors coming through in the middle, and a decent bitter finish. Some smoke and a fair bit of ashy bitter coffee, as well as some definite notes of raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
Bomber into tulip glass, The Friday imperial stout tasting, summer 2005. The first beer of the night. Smell was earthy, like dirty roastiness, with some caramel mustiness. Tasted thin and acrid, somewhat green, with earthy tobacco notes before dry baking chocolate, fading into a slight alcohol sting and dryness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
22oz bottle. Surprise, I actually enjoyed this one. dark color, decent brown head, no lace. Aroma very similiar to coffee. And it drnks with coffee intensity as well... body is decent, a bit light for a big stout maybe, but still full. Chocolate and hints of liquorice round out the beer. the finish is a bit thin. This isnít really in the league as far as world class RIS...but it made me think that maybe Full Sail MIGHT produce a truly good beer at some point! This one is almost close.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Tap @ Parkway. Deep red-black pour with a short tan head leaving heavy lace. Nose is chocolate, licorice and booze. Heavy body and medium carbonation, with an oily mouth feel - particularly near the finish. Baking chocolate, cherry, licorice, vanilla and caramel. Finish is sweet and chocolatey with a touch of coffee late. A bit sweet for me, but really smooth and lovely - one of the better barrel-aged Imperial Stouts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Maybe the first time Full Sail has failed to meet expectations, though they are pretty high expectations. Aroma is roasted chocolate, which didnít compete well with the other chocolate brews at OBF. Appearance is nice and dark, with some red streaks in it, as well as a nice coppery head. Flavor is a bit too much alcohol for the palate, making it a bit harsh. Mouthfeel is very creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Almost black pour with some red tints on the sides of the glass. Roasty, alcoholic nose. Roasted malts, plums, and pepper. Very dry and acidic finish. A tangy and roasty imp stout. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma is boozy, bready, some roast. Dark and opaque. Medium body, flavor is full-on roast, with some booze hanging over

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Dark black with medium head. Roasty aroma. Big dark flavors and lots of bitterness. Pretty dry compared to some Imperial stoutís residual sweetness. Not as balanced as I like but still a good beer. The alcohol is nicely covered by the dark flavors and the bitterness.


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