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RATINGS: 107   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 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 (406) - 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 (24) - 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 (5502) - 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 (2937) - 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 (1860) - 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 (4060) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2015
12oz pour at the brewery. Very dark brown with tan head. Sweet alcohol aroma with malt and molasses. Sweet and alcohol throughout. Rich kind of creamy and alcohol bite at the end. Worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a slight reddish tinge, some brown head that disappears. Nicely roasted malt, chocolate shavings, some hazelnut and caramel, mild+ carbonation, moderate body, sweet, somewhat boozy, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours ruby black with a thin tan head. Nose is smoky and grainy with peanut butter notes. Taste is lots of charcoal malt, a little smoke, and lots of grain. Again, a little peanut butter. Thin body, fluffy with soft carbonation.

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