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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light yeasty and caramelish. Dark roasted malty. Bitter and roasted malty. Alcohol warmth. Bitter and roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15617) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Nate, thanks! Exceedingly dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate and light booze. Taste is rich burnt coffee and dark cocoa, some licorice and vanilla. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12865) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malt, smoke, and some coffee on the nose. Dark chocolate, a little ash, molasses sweetness, and maybe some alcohol. The flavor is really roasty, dark chocolate, and coffee forward. Molasses and toffee sweetness, a bit of alcohol, and a light smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks nmann08. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol, ash. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle shared by nmann. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, earthy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is malt dominant with moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Hella good beer! Dark brown pour, beige head. Big dark chocolate up front, followed by vanilla, coffee, the perfect amount of roast. Very rich and full bodied. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and nearly black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Gone in a flash. The rich aroma reveals roasted nuts, mocha and brownie brittle. Full-bodied and silky with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a finely balanced blend of blackstrap molasses and caramel sweetness, and charcoal, espresso and ashy bitterness. Also, a nice hint of caramel. Finishes scorched, bitter and tongue-numbing. Really nice beer. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9913) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
750ml bottle. BBT3 tasting. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Medium alcohol in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9072) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Decent impy stout, cocoa, chocolate, not super boozy, but it sin’t wowing in any way.


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