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Goachers Crown Imperial Stout
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Brewed by Goachers
Style: Stout
Maidstone, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Regular


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
GBBF, cask. Aroma has roasted malt. Firm licorice apple and roasted malt flavor. Long roasted bitter finish. Loads of flavor for the modest alcohol content.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2003
GBBF 2003: not much going on with the aroma: light chocolate-espresso nose. Medium hazelnut-opaque color wth a foamy head. Mild bitter coffee - roasted taste. Not really thin but takes it's time to show the flavors in your mouth. Decent - but not overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 Bring on the chalky astringency i say. Loads of roasty, smoky, chocolatey flavours. Nice richness of flavour, medium bodied. Nice salty, mineraly, dry finish, some nice bitter hops also noticed. Yeah, its only a 4.5% Imperial Stout, but it tastes good, thats all that matters to me. (Cask- KentBF03')

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
That's no mistake--an Imperial Stout at 4.5% abv. Very dark and very much opaque, but apparently thin as well, as you might expect. Quite a bit of flavor, chocolate, smoke, roastiness, with an aroma that also shows some plum richness. But for me, the good elements here were overwhelmed by a sharply negative palate effect--highly chalky and astringent, with an otherwise acceptably bitter end. The chalkiness had me grimacing with each sip, even as I kept drinking more and more to give it the benefit of the doubt. (gravity pour at 2003 Kent Beer Festival)


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