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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark, heady Imperial Oatmeal Stout, brewed with roasted barley and organic rolled oats for a rich, roasted flavor and smooth, creamy finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
BottleÖ this beer rocks!Ö Pours tar black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Great retention. The aroma is a medley of toasted tree nuts alongside huge, rich mocha and a whisper of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Roasty, toasty and mildly bitter. Deeply roasted finish. Excellent oatmeal stout. Kudos to ericandersnavy for shipping this world class beer to me!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (5411) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
GABF 2011. Black with a thin beige head. Aroma of funky yeasty roasted black malt, a faint tone of oats. Tastes of toasted dark chocolate malts, oats, licorice, and black grains. Medium bodied with no linger. Very malty, but also kinda burnt tasting with only medium sweetness. Wasnít really into it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Black pour, nice brown head. Roasty aroma, some chocolate, pure and syrup, and some ash. Flavor is bitter with a tad more sweetness than I expected. Ashy, prunes, chocolate. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is full of roasted malts with some light chocolate and a hint of coffee. Flavor begins with roasted malts and coffee (a bit weak) but has a nice creamy chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlinyTheMiddle (12) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Roasty and chocolate malt aroma, and boozy on the nose. Itís pitch black with a dark tan head that quickly fizzles down. The taste is fairly complex, but in a muddled way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, tabacco, leather and oats. Taste coffee, chocolate and some creaminess. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is roasted bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with rich chocolate head. Aroma of dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is the same and very malty with bitter-sweet chocolate and nice dark roast bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy with low carbonation. Overall, excellent stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Well, itís black, as is to be expected from a stout. Smells like coffee, a bit ashy, and a chocolatey, too. Very heavy mouthfeel, very smooth and rich. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden - I didnít realize it was an imperial stout until I came to rate it. It also lacks any of the fruity, boozy characteristics Iíve come to associate with imperial stouts. Thatís not really a complaint, though, I enjoyed it quite a bit - even on a 90+ degree afternoon. Thanks, secret santa!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
appreciate trying more stuff from Texas that doesnít normally get up Northest. This one gre on me. Lots of roast, smoke, very lacey brown, chocolate.Lots of coffee in the finish. Not as thick as I would expect from the style.Very malty, and a good drinker. Tim Sís bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Nice beer. Alcohol is hidden well. Not marked on the bottle and no mention of "Imperial". Great mouth and body. Chocolate malts and creaminess. Pours black with lasting tan head.


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