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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

AlabastorJones' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee and chocolate with hints of molasses, toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
c1raider (93) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2015
I feel like this beer is so close to wondrous but somehow missing the mark. All the flavors are there just not enough of it. A year of aging would help tremendously and hopefully help the banal ale finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1032) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Slightly smoky smell which is awesome, couldn’t quite see appearance in mug or bottle, taste is heavy, slightly smoky mostly coffee heavy malt that stays on palate forever, bit bitter after the sip that slightly intensifies over time, would score a little higher if it lost a touch of the bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Black with rimming Lacy tan head; aroma is sweet and roasty with hint of prunes; flava is tangy roasty slightly smoky; feels light to medium fizzy; finishes dry roasty smoky wood

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeratarian (172) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Run of the mill imp stout. Flavor is thinner and everything is lighter. This is a imperial stout light. Not a bad beer but closer to a regular stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a black from a bottle with quickly dissipating khaki head, minimal lacing. Aroma of chocolate, Moxie cola, but it even smells dry. Flavor is overly roasted, not quite burnt but bitter brownies maybe where someone forgot to add sugar. Not that I miss the sweetness of other stouts, the dryness is probably the most interesting thing going on here. A total score of 2 might be a little harsh, but after trying their Siren Noire I’m a little surprised at how not awesome this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (660) - - JUN 5, 2015
Farbe tief schwarz. Aromen nach Cassis. Nur ganz leichte Röstnote. Geschmack dann leicht säuerlich. Im Abgang bitter. Die 8%alc schmeckt man nicht.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
Geruch nach Molasse, dunkler Schokolade und Zuckerrübenkraut. Der Geschmack ist sehr intensiv, aber nicht schokoladig und auch nicht besonders süß. Mal was Anderes und sehr gut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
While I found this to be drinkable, it was far from being anything special. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark with a medium size tan head. Looks thin, not very viscous for an impy. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor of charred peat, roasted Malts and dark chocolate. Easy to drink and smooth, just a little thin.

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