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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This is a black, moderately bitter ale with a dry,coffee-like roasted flavor.


HSBC's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HSBC (2) - Carson City, Nevada, USA - NOV 25, 2012
This beer has a big chocolate malty taste with a nice floral aroma. It also is very smooth and non filling. An Outstanding beer!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Aroma of malted chocolate hits you up front and center. Undertones of molasses, roasted coffee and a hint of hops. Flavor nearly exactly the same...maybe a touch of licorice in their as well. Body is not thin despite the relatively low abv for an impy. Decadent. Nice to see a local bottling something of this quality."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Holiday Market in Cool, CA. Pours a black color with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt. Roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate. Wish it had a little more body to it. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6784) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at West Coast Brew Fest. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a citrus aroma.There is a rich treacle and anise flavor with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fezzy (82) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Black and oily in appearance with a fine thin creamy head; nose has a bit of floral hop to go with the expected dark malt scent. Flavor has plenty chocolate and coffee in the roasty malt base, but nicely finishing with dry hopping for excellent drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8958) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee, roast chocolate, toasted vanilla and roast. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at California Brew fest. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma of lightly burnt malt with hop that might be floral. Med body. Flavor is the malt, a little treacle, some mixed flavors. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at California brewers festival. Pours black with brown head. Taste is roasted malt and chocolate but it seems light not imperial


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