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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
First debuted at the 2009 Magic City Brewfest as the first Imperial Stout legally brewed in Alabama. This bottle conditioned version was brewed especially for the County Line Series. A huge, viscous, full-bodied, dark as night, imperial stout yet somehow amazingly drinkable. Big aromas and flavors, including cherries and raspberries, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and spiced rum. Its recommeded to serve in the low to mid 50s as the flavors really explode when allowed to come up in temperature. ABV 8.5%, 72 bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Good People. Pours a black color with khaki head. Cocoa, roasty, malty, vanilla, thick molasses aromas. Burnt, brown sugar, cocoa, roasty malty, slight alcohol flavors. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
On tap @ Good People. Black beer with a thin layer of tan foam. Big time bitter roasted malts and ash. Very ashy on the nose, in fact. Quite burnt. Coffee, coffee grounds, and some licorice. Definitely a lot of sugar character, too. Sort of a creme brle thing going on. The flavor is much sweeter than I would have expected from the aroma. Slight maple, perhaps...some dark cherries and licorice candies as well. Its alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (796) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft. Dark brown with tan head. Strong roasted malt flavor with fruit undertones. The finish is slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunderswine (4) - Alabaster, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
My current favorite of the offerings I've tried from Good People. A colossal beer with nice coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (462) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Draft. 2012 keg. Tap room. Pours jet black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and stone fruit Plum. Taste of nice roasted malt and dark chocolate with a hint of spice and fruit. Very thick body, smooth quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Extremely roasty with flavors of burnt espresso, dark chocolate, and hints of raspberries and cola. Good, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malt, cigarettes. Flavor is very lightly sweet, medium coffee bitter. Medium body, creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a medium dark brown head. Strong coffee and roasted malt aroma. Medium body with coffee and chocolate notes and a nice bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at a pizza place in Birmingham. Nearly black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate, a little smoke and brown sugar. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
64oz growler courtesy of brentfeesh for growler swap 3.0! thanks, brent! pours a slick, slightly viscous, deep brown that sits damn near black in the glass and is capped by a rich, creamy, dark mocha head that leaves thick, glass-staining legs. aroma is great with big notes of rich, dark chocolate, heavy roast, and great smoky elements of campfire and bacon that are backed by notes of brown sugar, coffee beans, and toasted vanilla cookies. flavor is outstanding as well, pretty bold actually, with huge notes of smoked malts, very intense espresso, bitter cacao chocolate, and burnt toast backed by hints of licorice, vanilla, plum skins, and dry earth. palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a long, heavily roasted, bitter finish. overall, a really well done imperial stout.

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