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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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An American example of an English style of beer made for the Russian Royals. This ale deep black in color, finally released after being aged for 16 months. Made using large amounts of malt and roasted barley yields the most robust beer we make. Thick coffee like flavor and aroma. This beer is well hopped and finishes bitter. This is a real treat


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at the Hop Devil Grill, 2/21/07. ultra dark brown body - looks mostly black, no light shines through. thick creamy dark tan head. weak roasted malt aroma. flavor is chocolate malt, roasted coffee, and a silky texture. earthy malt in the finish. hardly any alcohol heat, quite impressive. aftertaste is also bitter like coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Draft at Kuhnhenn strong ale fest, Hop Devil. Aroma: Roast, hearts of palm, soy sauce, ground meat...? Flavor: Super-thick, roasty sweetness, sucrose, light wet hops. Big, big, big. Totally over the top, but unsatisfying. I’d probably have enjoyed this more sitting at home sipping it slowly and not having to sample 4 other 12%+ beers at a bar, but, y’know...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
EBF 07. Pours a deep dark black, almost oily in appearance with a tan to orange head. Aroma is on the hoppy side for an Impy stout- I get a good amount of columbus or chinook pineyness. Good roasted malt character and dark chocolate come through the hops as it warms a bit. Loaded with tons of roasted barley, and chocolate malts, thick coffee flavors, nutty, mocha, acrid, drying a bit, but still finishes relatively big and sticky. Nice coating mouthfeel, with a big thick body and great roasty yet bitter finish. Solid impy stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Extremely think and dark pour with a light brown froth. Consuming deep roast aroma, with hints of espresso, coffee beans, fruit and chocolate. Very little aromatic hops in the nose, a plus. Bountiful body. Tremendous flavor, very similar to McNeill’s Imperial Stout. Very flavorful, bitter roast, chocolate, rich fruit. Nice balance. A great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 EBF 2007 - another outstanding offering from Kuhnhenn - inky black out of the tap, with a huge, foamy dark brown head - dense aroma of black coffee, bakers chocolate, some anise and a smokey/woody character - very dry and bittersweet flavor, with notes of plum, cherry skins and a very strong tannic quality that mixes with the slight sweetness and fruit flavor to give the beer a very port-like flavor - dry and slightly bitter (not nearly as bitter as I expected because of the "american" tag) finish with lingering smoke and cocoa flavors - this ranks right up there with Southampton and Speedway, IMHO.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a opaque, oily black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and wood with a smooth, silky (dessert-like) mouthfeel that finishes somewhat dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Dense black, thick swirls of mocha colored head. Rich and complex nose of coffee crème brulee, milk chocolate covered currants, toast, pistachio, and English toffee. Roasted coffee and creamy milk chocolate flavors dominate with touches of toasted vanilla beans, caramel and alcohol. Full bodied like a milkshake, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. This brew is kickin out the jams! Thanks for the bottle Hopscotch. Now go shower your new friends in Florida with good brews….

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
12 oz bottle from Artusory. This dark brown ale poured with a miniscule tan head and a strong chocolate malt aroma. The flavor is sweet with noticeable coffee and chocolate characteristics. The flavors stick to the tongue long after the swallow and there is, indeed, a bitter finish. This is a nice dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2007
12 oz bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thank you very much, Dave for this treat. The aroma is soy saucew, dark chocolate, burnt malt, un-sweetened dark grainy bread, alcohol, coffee and some light dark fruit notes. The body is a stygian black and holds a bottle cap thickness head that is a very dark mocha and diminishing. <P> Fore is burnt dark fruits including cherry and blueberry. A massive burnt bitterness follows along with dark chocolate, soy sauce, espresso, vanilla and cream. This is much closer to Courage Imperial Stout (in flavor) than almost any American version I have had. It almost tastes a little oxidized like an old Imperial Stout or Barley Wine. Pretty nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Black body with a fading, tan head. The aroma is raisins, plums, roast, chocolate with hints of rum. The flavor is burnt, coffee, molases, chocolate, vinous and fairly sweet. Full, sticky body, slightly oily with soft carbonation.


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