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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (464) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Black body, tan head. Chocolate and oats in the aroma. The taste is complex and layered with chocolate, roast, burnt licorice, anise, and vanilla. Velvet smooth consistency.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2038) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
On tap at Pro Brewers Night, AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013 Big bold sweet coffee caramel and chocolate malt countered by some earthy spicy hops. Nice Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle, thanks to FooFaa, 06/04/2013. Pours appropriately black, huge rocky mocha tan head, great retention. Aroma of cocoa powder, bitter dark roast, anise, noticeable hop presence with coffee finish. Taste is rich chocolate, brownie, mild coffee and medium roast with hop bitterness, smooth finish. Full bodied, creamy. Big, beautiful stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Shared by Megan. Thanks! The beer is a deep dark brown with minimal head. Big chocolate roast and char aroma. The flavor follows suit. Rich and viscous with fairly low carbonation. Alcohol content hidden gracefully. Overall, a splendid beer and terrific example of the style. I would relish the opportunity to have this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
Just enjoyed this at the brewery. 750ml bottle. Very solid beer. Would definitely drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Red black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice. Pleasent finish. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear dark black red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, moderate roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randomjuice290 (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
This is an amazing russian imperial stout. Had it on tap at North Wales. Have had two barrel versions of this but the original is classic. Tons of chocolate and coffee. It’s just a perfect RIS. Worth spending 20 bucks and buying a bottle and laying it down. But this beer fresh is so smooth you may not want to. This keeps winning awards for a reason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Best of the afternoon, pours a deep rich black color with mocha off white head, good lace. Aromas and taste of smoke, tobacco, charred malt, caramel malt, dark chocolate, and a fair amount of hops for a RIS. Aftertaste is burnt caramel and peat roast. Nice smooth palate. Maybe a little too bitter and peaty for me as she warmed but still solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. It’s a more or less black one, topped by a dense, beige head. Chocolate, roasted malts, caramel notes, some coffee hints, licorice notes and a hint of soy sauce. Really nice flavor with some alcohol warmth in addition to chocolate, coffee and caramel. Bitterness towards the end, both of the hoppy and the roasted malt kind. Full body, with a soft carbonation and a nice warming feeling. A quite wonderful one, wouldn’t mind drinking more of this. 121109


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