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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This thick, rich ale was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts, and subtly spiced with American Chinook and Willamette hops. It boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry. We’ve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt and aging the brew in an oak whiskey barrel, which also adds notes of oak and vanilla.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 27, 2013
A black beer with an average brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt sugar. Taste is also roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, smoke. Balanced bitterness. Very smooth and thick. Great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pitch black with a tan head that fades rather quickly. Aromas are light smoke, big chocolate and cocoa, nuanced licorice, vanilla, bread and roast. Flavors mimic the nose though the smoke/oak comes through a lot more as this warms. The chocolate is super tasty and rich while the licorice just adds spice. The mouthfeel is quite nice though this gets lighter in the body as the beer warms. Overall this is a decent effort, though there are other Imp. Stouts I enjoy more, I wouldn’t forgo this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
First off, great beer. poured motor oil black with a thick, full head. Aroma and taste was toasted malt and the booze wasn’t overwhelming, which is sometimes a problem with imperial stouts. Palate was syrupy and coated my tongue. Perfect. Great standard imperial stout that should be used as a measuring stick

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Bev Mo: Poured a pitch black color similar to the appearance of dirty used motor oil with a delicate topping of patchy foam for a head. My nose is delighted to find all sorts of characteristics that accompany the aroma of an imperial stout such as dark roasted malts, coffee/espresso, toffee/caramel, cream, and dark chocolate all of which make my mouth begin to salivate. The flavor is semi sweet and bitter and really allows for a bitter dark chocolate taste to dominate over the rest of the other flavors, but they are still received. These other notes of flavor I’m talking about range from a French vanilla cream, rich espresso, Arabic coffee, burnt black malts, and possibly hazelnut in the distant finish. Also, there is a presence of alcohol that gives some heat and at the same time thins out the drink to not be so heavy and dense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WortMan (18) - - APR 7, 2013
Pours dark and thick with light foamy head.. Pleasent aroma complex taste and aroma. Excellent stout smooth and sweet on front and bitters on the end. My prferance is not stouts however, this is one great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours pitch black with brownish head of foam that recedes to a layer of skim. Aroma of chocolate, hops, oak, and soy sauce. Taste is chocolate roast, oak, soy sauce, and toasted malt. Thin to medium body with light to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (175) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
22oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a cap of creamy, chocolate head. Nose is like bread. Very yeasty and sweet with a nice bit of alcohol mixed in and hints of dark fruits like plum and cherry. Mouth is awesome. Very roasty and boozy with the yeast coming through again. A nice sweet undertone is present. Not the best imperial stout, but very good. I have another bottle aging.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewalkindude (8) - - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
This is what black tastes like. It feels a lot stronger than 8 percent which is quite good. An excellent imperial.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Completely black, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, burnt wood. Taste is roasty chocolate. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Nose of chocolate and vanilla. Well balanced stout. Flavors are very even with nothing overpowering. Smoke is faint and nice. Really good


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