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RATINGS: 306   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11915) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 9.5% @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, strong chocolate and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, strong chocolate, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop, little caramel and notes of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12438) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate, notes of vanilla and some alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 091112

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and creamy. Wonderful to taste a genuinely great imp stout that is this good without being barrel aged. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
roasty, dry, astringent, and bitter finish. My kind of stout, chocolate, bittersweet, great body and drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Very nice RIS. Nothign outstandingly distinctive but smooth, complex, roasty, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
1st March 2010
Opaque black beer. Light palate for a RIS, a little dry, quite soft and airy. Not roasty or bitter but a ton of dark malt. Mild lactose. Subtle hint of dark fruits. Mild chocolate and coffee in the finish. A nice RIS but for me doesn’t reach that luxuriant feel and flavour of the best. A bit nit picky because this is a good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
bottle thanks kerry! pours black with solid tan head. super roasty taste and aroma very solid impy

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5318) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
From a 750ml bottle. Poured a medium black-brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee/espresso, touch of hop note. Flavor was that same roasted malt, coffee goodness. Enjoyable, but lacking something for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle sampled in line waiting for DLD to fire up. Pretty tasty overall. I honestly thought I got a touch of bitterness from the burnt malt, baking chocolate and cold coffee notes. Everything after that was sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Cheers, Matt! Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is licorice, earth, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- earthy licorice and unsweet chocolate with big roasty bitterness. Medium to full in body and interesting overall.


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