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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewmaster’s Reserve

   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

   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 stout’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Draught @ Pilsner Room. I really enjoyed this beer. I was served a full 16oz of this stuff in a pint glass, and it was way too cold. I warmed it in my hands from about 10 mins. Much more approachable than some of the big Impy Stouts. Very black, thin tan frosting. Aroma was bitter chocolate, mild roasty, and a lingering hoppiness. Thinner than most Impys but still very satisfying with a little kick at the end. Nicely rounded beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
This beer lokos great, with a very dark color and copper colored head. The palate is a little thin for a big dark beer like this, but the flavor is very heavy. The flavors of this beer are very nice, except for the fortified alcohol taste. It tasted buttery and roasty at first, and then turned into fortified alcohol taste that ruined the whole beer. I wouldn’t order this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2005
(bottle) Pours black with hardly a tan head. Coffee/chocolates were in the nose, same in the taste except it was sweeter then I expected. Alchohol was not well hidden, and it was very oiley, very syrupy, but not in a good way. I wasnt impressed by full sail this time. But, I’ll drink their barley wine anyday!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Pours dark brown with a little head typical of most stouts. Sweet and malty. Pretty strong with flavors of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnKirk (1) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005 does not count
Warm - about what you’d expect from a typical Imperial Stout, but a little lacking in charred grain flavor and hops.

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