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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle [from trade with mista] shared with Countbeer. Opaque black color, medium sized beige to light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, raisins, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Taste malts, roasted malts, a lot of dark chocolate, chocolate bitter, a hint of raisins, a hint of alcohol, liquorice, bitter. Oily texture, full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium creamy deep brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, molasses, ash. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, anise, cocoa, ashes. Full body, creamy mouthfee. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle - Pours dark with a cola colored head. Nice chocolate mocha aroma and taste. The mouthfeel is thick and *good*! I like this beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (312) - - MAY 15, 2014
Very dark pour, small head. Intense chocolate and yeast aroma, sweet and bright, nice oily palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Poured from 2012 bomber received from jon the regular...thx man!....poured black with light head....minimal lacing....nose is dark berries and chocolate...taste is the same...this is a very tasty beer....reminds me of eating dark chocolate with cherries inside...alcohol hidden very very well!...yum!...this beer is one of those that you buy a 4 pack and cellar one bottle for a year or two...i can honestly say that after trying a 2014 vintage tonight that this one ages beautifully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Enjoyed with the Lowther family. Not quite a typical RIS. Poured a bit lighter/thinner, but full flavored. A bit more malty/milky sweetness came through the coffee and chocolate. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2014
A very sneak up on you beer. It’s not as thick as the ABV would suggest. Which makes it way more drinkable. Nice roastiness, some bitterness, and a very ephemeral sweetness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
750 ml bottle shared several ways. Pours a rich dark blackish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is rich, bitter, strong coffee and roasted malt forward, with mild dark chocolate and cocoa sweetness. Rich and full bodied, creamy carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, interesting. This is a pretty cool beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoozeRevooze (5) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
This is crude oil in a bottle! That's a good thing. Massive body and full flavor. Perfect with dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tasted from a bomber. It poured an opaque brown with a frothy, quickly dissipating head and plentiful, streaky lacing. Deep malty aroma with a hint of coffee-moca. Roasted chocolate malt taste thats strong but not thick.

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