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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Russian Imperial Stout with a hearty malt body and bold hop flavor.
Named after the infamous "Blackout of 2003" that left the northeastern United States in complete darkness, but resulted in old-fashioned neighborhood porch parties and fun.
Available in February & March.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small light brown body. Aroma of roasted malt and fresh chocolate-chip cookies. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Poured black and oily with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt quickly moves on to smoke and alcohol. Starts off sweet then moves to a more roasty malt and finishes with quite a bit of smoke and semi-dry finish. Medium body and very warming. Big flavors and aroma but nice to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Dark brown beer with fine mocha head. Nose is sweet creamy carmel. Lightly roasted. Flavor is a creamy sweet yet mildly smoky barrage of competiting tastes. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Finish is a sweet smoky almost teriyaki sort of tang. Sweetness comes to fhe front on the second sip. Nice Strong stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Noogfest Deep black pour with a tan head. The aroma is heavy chocolate and coffee. The flavor is roasty bitterness, balanced nicely with just enough sweetness from the chocolate and coffee. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Poursa deep brown blcak hue with a light tan head with minimal lacing. Aromas of raisins, prunes, a hint of chocolate, espresso a little rose flower. Flavors of coffee, chocolate....?really, from an Impy?, with a nice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Very deep deep black color with a very muddy head. Definite black forest cake vibe to it as there are lots of deep chocolates and hints of cherry. Also some solid coffee involved but overshadowed by the chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle. Jet black pour with tan head. Big huge chocolate and coffee aroma. I got lots of chocolate and coffee and maybe some toffee and dark fruit too. Some nice subdued roasted notes. Carbonation seemed a little high.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Deep black hue with a frothy, brown head. Gobs of chocolate in the aroma, as if someone shoved an entire block of real chocolate into the bottle. Light roast and hints of dark fruits as well. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium-full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. The bottom line is: OMFG, CHOCOLATE! This is near perfection as far as my opinion of sweet Impy stouts goes...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Black, thin tan head. Milky sort of aroma, with a tinge of sourness. Very chocolatey flavor, with some hints of teryaki sauce. Nicely sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is quite roasted, coffee, and chocolate. The roast character is pretty dominant and somewhat sweet. Sweet light chocolate, strong roasted notes, with a coffee finish. The finish is also slightly bitter. Good malt body to this one. After trying many bad samples I finally got a good one.


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