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RATINGS: 854   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Looks thin for an impy stout, deep brown/black but it lets light through for some ruby highlights, no head, aroma is alcohol, sweet malt and deep roast, flavor is mild oak, roast, hint of chocolate, pretty mild in general, extremely weak for an imperial stout

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alatyami (1) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (571) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (280) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dliberto (128) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1427) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (62) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (154) - - APR 4, 2014
In a world where pirates are the coolest thing ever, this beer stands out in that it is labeled with a pirate name. This is a great imperial stout. My only concern is that itís a little thin for what it is, and itís complexity is a little lacking for the "imperial" name. Itís a great stout, and like everything from heavy seas is worth a try.

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