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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. This beer is fan-freaking-tastic. SO awesome in fact that I do not think I can find words to do this beer justice. It is a bit costly but once you have your first sip of this delectable temptress you will know why. The flavours involved are robust yet mellow and sharp on the tounge but possess a smooth clean finish. If you see this I highly, highly recommend giving it a shot. It would also make a great gift.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours black w/ a tall, thick head that lasts. Strong roast on the nose w/ some meat. Full, oily and chewy on the palate w/ creamy carbonation. A highly roasted specimen w/ a nice hop on it and a mild sweetness factor. Coffee beans and bitter cocoa, dried cherry skins. The finish lingers and bitters up quickly. Good balance.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours deep black with perfect frothy head. Nose is fruity, mainly cherries, and blackberries. Some aroma of chocolate, or chocolate raspberry. Very thick body, and the aroma identifies the taste profile. Sweet and bitter fruity chocolate! It is like drinking a liquid desert! Could only drink one of these, but man is it good!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2010
12 oz bottle. Aroma of roasted coffee. Pours an impervious cauldron black with a medium tan head which dissipates in two or three minutes, leaving a nice collar of foam. Great lacing. Flavor is absolute top of the line imperial stout. Starts a little sour (!!) and finishes bitter. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. This is one of the best stouts I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Dark black, completely opaque. Coffee colored head. Strong coffee-like aroma with light maltiness. Bitter taste. Lightly syrupy thickness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
The intricate aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, hops and fruit. Tan head thins to a swirl of brown bubbles on the surface rather soon. The stout is a strong coffee black, just begging to be consumed. The taste has a fascinating balance of all that is inhaled at the start. Absolutely brilliant flavor. The silkyness is balanced well with the carbonization, neither detail obliterating the other on the palate. The aftertaste remains slightly sweet, making the next sip irresistable. This is a perfectly balanced imperial stout that is a must have.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
One of the best beers from a decent brewery. Chocolate and coffee with some raisin. Black coloration, thick head.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2008
A bittersweet chocolate aroma. Great blck color, tan head. A sweet, easy to drink stout that is quite tasty. Mostly it comes off like a regular stout with just a small bite in the finish. Relatively low in alcohol for the style, but certainly a worthy beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle, courtesy Retorp. Pours a very dark brown, with a big fluffy tan head, creamy wet lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, dry caramel and chocolate, molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is very smooth, with roasted malt, dry cocoa, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Smooth, burnt but easy and smooth, dry palatable and delicious. The ABV provides a very interesting twist on the style. Enjoyed it.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 12 oz. bottle- Pours black with a thick tan head, aroma is of roasted caramel malt coffee and all kinds of good shit. The flavor is coffee and roasted malt yet again, some tasty stuff. This is a beer that I could keep in my fridge on a regular basis, everything a growing fuckhead needs, cheers- and time to go watch Zombieland. Re-8-5-10 - bottling date 12-12-09-This beer aged exceptionally well, the flavors mellowed and is the perfect imperial stout with the exception being the nice frothy tan head has all but disappeared, there was a skim of foam and is not flat, the appearance is the only part that was affected negatively, but the taste jumped to a 10, appearance downgraded to a 3, so technically this a wash, but damn its good.


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