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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
A good brew overall, but a bit too light and fruity for me. Pours a dark, deep black with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted and robust with fruity notes among the heavy chocolate and esoresso bean notes. A nice balance of robust and fruity with a bit of a sweet mid palate. Quite dessert esque with a light cherry or chocolate cherry note. The finish is full bodied but lacks the heavy, viscous mouthfeel. Overall, robust and a bit bitter on the finish. Good brew but falls short as an Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head. The aroma is sweet and lightly boozy. The flavor largely follows, with pronounced notes of toffee and dark fruits. Some coffee in the aftertaste. Smooth, full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, licorice, chocolate and cherries. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness with licorice and a light cherry tartness in the finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A well done brew that is balanced and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3872) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some dark fruit and licorice in there on top of the dark roasting elements. Taste is slightly bitter and even more slightly sour, with the fruit and roasting coming through, and an ever-so-slight sweetness to the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1819) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Brown/black with caramel colored head. Aroma is figgy, with a sharp treacle note. Taste is the same, and very rich, with coffee, chocolate, and a rooty sweetness intertwined with a bitter hop buzz, and some warming alcohol. My only complaint is it’s a bit too sweet $6/22oz

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bomber purchased in Portland in March 2014...so maybe a year old. Pours a black black color with taupe / tan head....nose is vanilla, chocolate, some malt as in chocolate malt....taste is vanilla and chocolate....a little boozy....very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6832) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2014
Bomber at Imazato. Black with thick tan lace and pretty bubbles. Nose is licorice, vanilla, chocolate, soy sauce, dried fruits. Licorice and chocolate flavor, coffee, vanilla, a bit of cola, cocoa, a bit wood, berries coming out. Slightly roasty, bitter finish. Soft and a bit too thin, but nice flavors. Very fruity with lots of umami.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Big and chewy, with a sweet chocolate cherry undertone to the huge roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and anise. Enjoyed this smooth ass sipper quite a bit."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Version à 9.8%. Noire, vicieuse et têtue. Quelques traces observées. Nez de réglisse, très doux, chocolaté avec une montée fruitée. Très malté, houblons en sourdine. Goût bien sucré avec son chocolat, sa réglisse et son caramel. Calqué sur les parfums. Axé sur les céréales. On demande des houblons pour couper le sucre résiduel. Bouche collante avec des bulles molles. Gros corps. Finale douce, fruitée et chocolatée. Une bière que j’ai trouvée trop sucrée. Pas mauvaise mais trop obèse. Du côté du dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2527) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Sake no Taniguchi I believe. Served in a snifter it pours a dark brown pour that’s pitch black in the glass with a thick tan head. The aroma is anise, cherry & creamy chocolate. Exceptionally full bodied with a smooth thick mouthfeel. I almost feel a spoon would stand up straight in this beer! The taste has a bit of boozy heat which is no surprise at 9.8% the taste is chocolate, mild cherries, anise, roasted, sweet with some warming in my belly. I wish I’d bought another bottle of this for winter!


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