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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5740) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2568) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6975) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1292) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3075) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (686) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (258) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Not a winner... But decent attributes... Very bitter and it lingers... Little background coffee and dark roasted ness... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice mix of chocolate and roasty malts. Flavor is again heavy on the chocolate malt with some roast and char. Finish leaves a nice anise and a bitter baking chocolate on the tongue. No real hop presence and also no alcohol presence. Iíve had some so-so beers from this brewer but this is pretty solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boyntonliquors (11) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Aroma is one of beerís most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes. Malt caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty Hops resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs Yeast/Bacteria dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves Other alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frank0830 (56) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Poured a deep, thick molasses color in my tulip. Lots of dark roast and chocolate come through right away. The roast follows through the palate as does the bitterness. Some black licorice also comes through. I enjoy this! It would be awesome to cellar and come back to in a year! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Super dark thick looking pour with a huge brown head. Roasty. Molasses and chocolate. Palate isnít overly dense. Decent.

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