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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle- pours out opaque brown with a nice dark orange head. Aroma was sharp; coffee and malt. Nice toasty taste. Strong on coffee notes and not too sweet. This had a pretty thin palate for a stout, the only thing that kept it from a higher rating. Enjoyed it.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeratarian (166) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bennetporter (357) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (616) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (490) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demannu (187) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
While I found this to be drinkable, it was far from being anything special. Average at best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (476) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted on tap in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a near-opaque dark brown colour with beige foam and lace. Fairly true-to-style strong stout characteristics (malty, toasty, roasty, hints of fruit and coffee) but a bit too chocolatey and sticky sweet for me. It lacked any distinctly English malt traits (bready, nutty, biscuity) and none of the dark stone fruit tartness of classic porters and stouts. Medium body and carbonation, full mouthfeel, residual caramelized sweetness. Not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz into tulip. Poured dark with light tan foamy head, 2 fingers thick. Very bready malty aroma. Lightly sweet taste with a very lightly bitter finish, which is somewhat long lasting. Malty taste with a very light roast almost toasty notes. Maybe some coffee and wood. Medium to full bodied with a somewhat slick thick texture and soft carbonation. Overall, the malts stood out the most. Very little, if any, rootedness. Almost taste more like a double bock than an imperial stout. Other than that, a decent tasting beer but nothing great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1377) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 19, 2015
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with small foamy beige head, coffee aroma, full body, low carbonation, mocha taste, long finish. A nice stout!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, no light shining though. Firm big brown head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of chocolate and dark malt. Tastes vey sweet, bitterness seaming to come from the roasted malts. Full bodied, seems moderately carbonated, creamy mouth feel. Finishes sweet with tasting notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a little alcohol. Well done.


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