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RATINGS: 864   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
lighter than chile, cream ring head. Nose plum, salty, cardboard, very toasty. Flavor shows heavy earth, plum at front, more chocolate and burnt notes emerging near end, which is masked by chile in the cask version.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 2/10/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial stout style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2427) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark pour from bottle. Toasty roast malts, a bit burn and chocolate. Nothing more here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Black pour from bottle. At old point tavern. Pretty tasty shit. Creamy and peaceful. I like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kirk36 (166) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Ok so chocolate-check. Dark roast-check. Coffee-end note check. Good-check. Great- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaoaaolco (8) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Good stout. Strong and dark with thick malt flavor and a nice alcohol finish. Local stuff that I will buy every chance I get.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (159) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a dark thick black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is malty, moderately sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee. Finish is on the dry side. On the thin side for a stout but smooth easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (385) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Solid stout. Well rounded, not overly aggressive on any note. If you want to try a stout to start off, this is a great choice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boomersmancave1 (76) - 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 (57) - 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 (1896) - - 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.


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