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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Archer Liquors Chicago, IL for $2.79 Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color with a small dense tan head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, sugar, cinnamon, roasted malts and slight hops. Taste has a bourbon boozy flavor, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, chicory coffee, some earth and some slight hoppiness. Full bodied, well balanced, smooth, light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1317) - - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and citrusy and hops. Taste adds roasted malt and molasses. Palate is slightly thin but not awful. Very similar to Yeti. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (236) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A: Pours thick black. Comes in a fun bottle with almost anime characters on it. Good head retention. S: Chocolate and lots of it. A bit of acidity coming through. Alcohol. T: Chocolate. Alcohol cuts through. Surprisingly light in flavor. A bit acidic. A nice earthy finish. P: Thick but very intense on the palate. This is a pretty nice beer but its odd. Nice chocolate up front but there are a lot of earthy hops in the finish. It’s weird. An interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillHick420 (419) - North Dakota, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Pours thick, black with a nice brown head, some lacing. Nice smooth aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, caramel. Beautiful thick mouthfeel. No alcohol flavor. Could have been a little sweeter for my taste, but it is nicely balanced.

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 (2141) - 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.


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