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RATINGS: 858   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. IBU’S: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian Goldings, Fuggles Magnum and Amarillo


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Draught at Monty’s Krown. Poured dark brown with some ruby highlights. Thin head that quickly disappeared. Chocolate and molasses were apparent, but malt and hop additions were unbalanced. Disappointing for an imperial stout; in fact, I would not catagorize it as one.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boomersmancave1 (59) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a very dark brown to blackish color. Aroma is of dark chocolate with roasted malt and coffee. Malty, coffee and chocolate flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlane76 (35) - Albany, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from the bottle to a glass....dark, coffee-like pour with a tan, thick head...smells strong and chocolaty....taste is thick,bitter, but manageable with hints of chocolate and coffee

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1727) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-2-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a lightly transparent black color thin a one finger tan head. The head has moderate retention but fades to give a lighter level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some dark fruits and caramel smells which sweeten up the aroma. It is light overall, but pleasant. Taste – The taste begins with the roasted malt and some more bitter coffee flavors up front. Soon a sweeter caramel and chocolate flavor come to the tongue. There is a light hop flavor that also enters the profile, helping balance both the sweet and roast. In the end the sweetness fades some again and a very light alcohol flavor comes into the taste, giving a light warming feel on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with the carbonation level being lower. Both are rather standard for an imperial stout and good for the roasted flavors of the brew. Overall – Not a bad brew to give a try. It has some nice roasted flavors as well as a complementing sweet taste that create a rather pleasing taste. Well worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1319) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Don’t see why this beer gets shit on so hard, it’s actually pretty solid. Just because it doesn’t blow you away with 1000 IBU’s (which don’t 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 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 didn’t 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 (612) - 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 (3036) - 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 (490) - - 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.


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