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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The beer is a dry Imperial Stout - creamy and rich with color as black as night. It has aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee and caramel in the taste. Clipper City will produce only a small batch, so availability is extremely limited. IBUíS: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian Goldings, Fuggles Magnum and Amarillo


Emeister84's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Chocolate, toffee, caramel, and molasses on the nose. Jet black with minimal, tan head. Considerable sweetness, with chocolate and coffee flavors, balanced by light, roasty bitterness. Medium-full bodied, carbonation is moderate, and finishes with sweet mocha-like flavors lingering.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1216) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Donít see why this beer gets shit on so hard, itís actually pretty solid. Just because it doesnít blow you away with 1000 IBUís (which donít really belong in decent impy stouts anyway), it still is a very fucken good beer.
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of molasses, dark fruit and tobacco. Some cigarette butts. Mouthfeel is medium, this actually reminds me of a really nice Baltic porter. Light alcohol on the tongue. Finished semi dry with some roast and musty tobacco/ash. I like this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottle: Dark brown, light shining through at the edges. Barely any head; just a timid khaki skin & moderate ring. Aroma is unimpressive. Quiet stout backing of roasted & dark malts, light cocoa powder, a hint of sweetness... Not offensive, just lazy for the style. Taste is similar, though with a little more depth. Light roast, toasted malt, hint of coffee bean, bitter cocoa powder, very modest amount of residual brown sugar sweetness in the finish. Touch of ashy/lefty hops in the periphery, aftertaste with a kiss of coffee bean. Mouth feel is depressingly thin for a stout... Watery, almost. Medium bodied at best. Mild alcohol presence... Kind of just... Meh.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustTurned21 (1) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
Reminds me of Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout. The texture is very thin, but the test is great. Just the right amount of coffee, chocolate, hoppy taste. However, there is a slightly metallic aftertaste, which is why the beer didnít rank higher.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alatyami (2) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
The Peg Leg is a good craft beer, but the body is lacking when it comes to an imperial.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (581) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Ok brew, def not a favorite of mine. Pour is a nice pitch black which is great for an imperial stout, but the flavor is weak and a bit lacking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
An okay imperial stout with a decent chocolate and coffee backbone, but really nothing that differentiates this from its competition.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (339) - - MAY 25, 2014
13oz bottle. Pours an almost black color, tan head. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is roasty coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Overall mild for an imperial.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dliberto (138) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, and dark fruit. Taste chocolate and caramel. The beer is thin for an imperial stout. Mildly sweet. Decent beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1440) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle, best by Jan 2013 whoops. Still hanging on to some sweetness from all the additives, hints of oxidation are creeping, some port notes almost here, wouldnt last much longer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (72) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Light body with malt, fruit, coffee, and a medium sweetness. Pretty good but not amazing.


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