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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex – Double Stout.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2011
12oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some off white head. Nose is boozy, sweet, licorice, jelly beans, malts, toasted bread. Flavors of cherry, coffee liqueur, malts, licorice. Very sugary. Full bodied, sticky finish. Still very young.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Dark brown, subtle smoke aroma with some coffee, roasted malts. Taste is strong coffee with lots of chocolate, caramel. Bitter finish. Very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a good two finger foamy brown head that retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is primarily some really nice milk chocolate and coffee, dark roasted malts, underlying dark fruits, caramel and bread. Very inviting aroma with great strength.

Flavor follows with more rich chocolate and coffee notes, roasted malts, a little raisins, cherries and other dark fruits, some caramel and bread, a bit of alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, oats working nicely here, soft carbonation.

Mmmmm very tasty Imperial Stout, very drinkable due to the lower than average ABV and wonderful flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. Not as intense or thick as others in the style, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Sendsilk on BA. Dark creamy pour with a nice oily, spotty lacing. Aroma is pretty much a lot of malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is malty up front followed by chocolate on the back end. Nothing super special but a good solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle shared by CLevar. Pour is dark brown black with a tan head. Aroma is soy and chocolate with roasted malt as well. Taste is coco roasted malt and soy with a hint of coffee. Palate is medium and slick with a chaulky dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Impressive. Pours dark brown with a red tinge to the edges. A big tan head is produced. Aroma is smooth chocolate with some hop bitterness. Taste brings out some coffee enveloped in smooth dark chocolate. Some fruity hops in there. Great stout, especially for the price

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a black to brown with a thin beige head. Huge roast, tons of coffee and chocolate. Smooth, lots of roast and chocolate. Roast, chocolate, lightly boozy. Lots of chocolate and roast. Lingering roast. Bit of a roast bomb, and that’s quite a good thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7144) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black/extremely dark brown color - no light goes through it. Creamy, rich brown head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roasted. Flavor was a great deal of dark chocolates, roasted malts, caramel, touch of brandy. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7413) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
Cask at the Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Andrew, Streets, Brendan, and Linh. Pours a dark brown body with some minor lacing. Aroma of bitter roast and chocolate. Flavor is roast, chocolate, and some sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark black pour with a ring of tan head. Nose of roasted malt, some coffee grounds, and lots of chocolate - reminds me a bit of chocolate syrup. Absolutely delicious - very chocolate forward just like I like my Imperial Stouts. Creamy and smooth, I could drink lots of this despite the nearly 9% ABV.


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