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RATINGS: 1475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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 Ė Double Stout.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bomber. Pours opaque ruby tar, tan head. Aroma is malt and molasses, faint for an imperial stout. Flavor is smoky, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Sweet and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Black,small brown head.Rich sweet malt molasses nose.Thick,chewy big roast bitterness,sweet malt,light alcohol heat.Bitter dry malt lasting end

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Really well rounded Imperial Stout. Luscious chocolate flavor dominates, along with oat, caramel and toffee notes. There is a slight warming in the beer, but the finish isnít too bitter, and rather sweet, for this strong of a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2009
Dark bomber. Good chocolate and secondary roast and coffee in aroma. Pours black with above average carbonation and above average mouthfeel. Roast flavour builds up over repeated glasses. A bomber is a lot to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
bottle. Pours very dark brown with a tan, 1 finger head. Aroma of dirt and roasted malts with unsweetened chocolate. The mouthfeel is pretty thin and, to be honest, the flavor almost tastes like dirt. I really wasnít very impressed with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to and shared with FunkyBrewster. Pours a very dark near black with a small creamy tan frothy head. Huge dry chocolatey coffee aroma with lots of molasses, a bit of varnish/alcohol, very strong. Delicious well balanced flavor, licorice, dark bittersweet coco powder, resiny hops, light fruit, a bit of coffee beans, hint of caramel sweetness, slightly woody campfire burntness. Amazing balance. Medium creamy body with soft larger carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pours an extremely dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma of mildly roasted malts, bitter sweet chocolate, and some fudgey sweetness. Very sweet at first with chocolate, caramel, and nutty flavors. Very creamy body with a sharp, funny, kind of dirt-like pepper finish that I donít care for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 10, 2009
1/6/09 notes: on tap, Wurstkuche. Appearance is black and viscous with a tan head. Aroma of roasts, coffee, and background hops. Flavor is rich and minerally. There is black coffee, dark chocolate, and a certain soil-like character. Overall, this beer has many great attributes, notably its lush palate. However, inexplicably, it doesnít come together nearly as well as other Impy stouts that I have grown to love (Peche Mortel, Storm King, Ten FIDY, etc).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4884) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On tap at stone. Pours a dark brown/black with creamy brown head. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee beans, hints of vanilla, licorice, and some plum. Nicely done imp stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep black with beautiful brown head. Huge roasty aroma with hints of licorice, coffee & I agree with CapFlu some soy. Fuller bodied. Big roasted malt taste with some booziness, licorice & some bitterness. Good stout


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