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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial Stout is about drawing a line in the sand. It has a consistency similar to 5W-30. Adventurous tattoo artists have used it in place of ink. If left outside during winter, it won’t freeze, even in Minnesota. Beneath the dark exterior, a swirling ambush of coffee and chocolate flavors await, held up by a decadent malt backbone. Like its namesake, The Worthy Adversary’s movements are mysterious. Be wary–it could strike anywhere, any time.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark, malty, sweet and roasted tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of coffee, chocolate, black licorice - medium body

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Big bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, faint notes of coffee and dark fruits, some light sweetness, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with the roast and chocolate dominating. Smooth texture. A good imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12oz bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Black pour. Caramel. Smoke. Chocolate. Sweet and solidly bitter. Roasty. The smoke is solid. 14.3

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Roasty and sweet aroma, molasses and dark fruits. Tastes on the sweeter side with a modest amount of roast. Chocolate and light coffee, molasses. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is licorice roast malts and ash. Taste is more of the ashy smoke wood some bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Not bad. Very bitter with a little lingering sweetness. Some medicinal qualities under the cocoa, black patent, hint of molasses. Little out of balance on the bitter side for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to heavy dark malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2016
12oz bottle. Deep unfiltered black-brown body. Thin. oily, beige head. Big sweet roasty aroma, hints of chocolate, coffee. Thick, heavy malt tones. A solid offering, very true to style. well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8903) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm via Paul and Jamie. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor had dark roasted malts to the point where they were ashy and burnt, dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, a hint of smoke, some dark fruit character, big ashy component, dry, opened up more as it warmed but still very roasted malt forward.


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