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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.


Bricks' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (976) - Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Oh man.. was it good. Great apperance, excellent taste. Like your typical russian imperial, but a little more of a fruity/complex taste than expected. Great one.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1420) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
on tap at Maple Shade - super dark in color. Slight coffee aroma and flavor. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (421) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aromas. pitch black in color with decent head. full body, strong roasted malts, coffee, chocolate flavors, finishes smooth

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2015
16oz can via trade extra. Pours a black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate milkshake and some coffee. Taste is malt bitter, low hop presence. Flavors of chocolate candy bar (AZ style sweet/dry stout), light coffee. Good and thick like my black dildo. Alcohol kept in check. This beer is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours pitch black and nearly opaque with only faint mahogany edges and a two finger frothy beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention for the style and ABV taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing in its path. Deeply roasted robust dark malt aroma with hints of gourmet coffee bean, burnt sugar, toast and dark chocolate countered by lighter malt sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee, silky dessert-like chocolate, licorice and dark fruit. Chewy and viscous full with robust dark malt flavor that’s perfectly balanced by sweeter dark malt notes. Very nice roast with tasting burnt or acrid. Gourmet coffee bean flavor along with, burnt toast bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal and liquid smoke. This is countered by slight lactic creaminess, sweet chocolate, licorice and hazelnut. Very smooth and easy drinking considering the complexity and high ABV. One of Iron Hill’s best beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle @ Deans Sticky Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! Pours a pitch black beer with a very small tanned head on top. Aroma of herbal stuff, pruney, some chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is weird, a bit soapy, roasty, loads of sweet molasses in there. Slightly burnt aftertase. Weird, but fun.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Thanks to kermis! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Dean’s sticky Bomb Shelter” Tasting. Black, small mocha head only on the sides. Nose is herbal, molasses, syrup, licorices. Taste is molasses, licorice, syrup, herbal, molasses, light roast. Thick molasses body. Very UK-style, classical. Nothing spectacular but very substantial & nice to drink. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Kermis’s Birthday tasting. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Complex afteraste. Lovely imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, light rubber, roast, licorice, toffee and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - total black out in my glass. Beigh colored head that sticks around and great lacing. NOSE - light scents, but not overly interesting. FLAVOR - stout at the front, strong hop bitterness at the end. Not substantially roasty or deep flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2015
16 ounce can thanks to Greg. This pours black with tan head. Creamy with big notes of chocolate. Moderate nose. Roast. Very good.


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