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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm pour opaque black brown with minimal tan head. Nose roasted malt, smoke, cigar, coffee and maybe peat. Taste interesting mix of sweet and roast initial. Roast to point of ash. Then sweet red fruit, dark chocolate. Roast in finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
12oz bottle, labeled 9.5%, 81 IBU. Bit of a low fill. Thanks to Paul & Jamie. Shared. Code on the bottle is too cryptic for me to bother recording it. Very dark brown color, with a minimal ring of bubbly head. Some mild roast in the nose. Little dark fruit in the flavor, some soy, hint of dark chocolate. Medium-plus body. Bit thin. Light, kind of crisp carbonation. Mild slick texture, leading to a light dry finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, mildly sugary. Interesting, solid one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
lesag002 (5) - - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
Nasty bitter notes. Like the barley was burnt or something... I won't bother buying again, unless I forget about it, which is why I mistakenly bought it this time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (435) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Taster on tap. Pours black, beige froth head. Aroma of choc, coffee, toffee and booze. Taste of the same with quite a bit of booze in the finish but really well balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatearthman (30) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Little head; no nose; Bitter with a very slight sweetness on the front pallet with a bitter lingering back pallet due to the high hopping of the beer. The bitter flavor comes from the malt. I discern no coffee or chocolate taste as touted in their site deScription.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Black draft pour at Fulton. Brown head. Roasty and sweet. Vanilla cocoa and malty. Fantastic. A huge beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2015
750ml. Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. nose is chewy grain, soft roast, cocoa powder, caramel and cookie crisp cereal. Palate is silky with soft round roasted notes of cocoa, some weird ashy bitterness, lingering burnt brownie, decent just a touch of strangeness in the mid to late palate that keeps me from loving it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2015
750 mL bottle from Strykzone-thanks! 2013 bottle says 9.5%. Very dark but opaque brown rim. Nose of bakers cocao, burnt and dark roast malts. Thick, fairly oily, dark and burnt malts, cocao, some hot booze despite not being that high for the style. Satisfying if not terribly complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2015
One of a series of great (and strong!) beers I sampled at MKC in 2015. Thick, rich, licorice, coffee, chocolate, and cherry.

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