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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The flavors are so big in this Imperial Stout, they barely fit in the bottle. The wallop of Chocolate, Black Currents & Coffee makes this one Phat Beer. Named for the large amount of hops in the recipe, this fat beer will make you jolly with each sip.


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours basically opaque with a long lasting frothy beige head and outstanding lace. Big espresso vapours on the nose along with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and some dark twangy fruits, citric hops, leather, char and tobacco esters. The taste founds suit with big bitter coffee overtones and some chocolate, roast, char, and earthiness. Not really getting any of the black currents claimed on the description but more like fig cookies. Add some resiny hops and this is one BITTER Impy Stout... and almost too much even for me for I longed for the sweet chocolate that got butt violated and thrown to the curb.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Kinda week and one dimensional for the style, though as a beer, probably there best Iíve had to date...just canít think of the lightish sweet brew as an imperial."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Sample at Tied House. Pours an opaque brown-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and piney hops. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1992) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber shared with hakes... pitch black pour with brown head...riasen..coffee..smooth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours dark brown/black. Lots of coffee and toffee on the nose. Coffee flavor is strong and roasted malts. Very nice beer. Iíve only had a few of theirs, but they have all been good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Black with a thick coffee head. Roasted grain and coffee on the nose; chocolate notes. Taste is bitter, but creamy chocolate malt comes through as well. Full body, lively carbonation. Quite good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
500ml bottle, cellar aged for about 1 year. Aroma of deeply roasted malt, dark chocolate, faint licorice and damned if it doesnít have a touch of blackcurrant there, too. Solid black in color with a lasting, intricate, fine, light brown head. Flavor profile is gently sweet and roasty throughout, more dark chocolate character and faint espresso, with a mild amount of bitterness blending in late and a touch of smoke on the finish. Fairly thick and chewy mouthfeel, body is pretty hefty as well. Perhaps not overly impressive but certainly tasty enough, not a bad rendering at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Light chocolate and roasted barley malt aroma. Black with small brown head. Lightly sweet cocoa malt, ash, and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Light body for an Imp Stout. Nice taste - surprisingly light.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1559) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap. Served a virtual black beer with a thick tan head and ample lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. taste of coffee, some dark chocolate with some malt in the background. Has a bit of a coffee bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, has a bit of a gritty coffee texture and the 9% ABV is quite evident. Enjoyable beer for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle: Pours purple/black with a quick, dark tan head. Aroma is currant, dark fruit, coffee. Flavour is bitter, ashy coffee, dark chocolate, licorice bitter. Very solid..nice steady bittering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
on the tap in the Tied House in Mountain View, CA. Black colour with a small brown head. Roasted notes. Aroma is burned caramel with some dark chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate and soft hops. Roasted and hoppy finish. Nice!


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