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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Imperial Stout, Dark like abyss, this ale sinks to the bottom of your stomach due to itís heavy body. Packed with the intensely roasted flavor of barley, this stout has a flavor almost of coffee. This is an Exotic beer made with tapioca and rice.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Growler shared by hophead22 from dmschefke.. Pours jet black with a brown head.. Has this salty chocolate smell goin on... I guess this is what Chefís Chocolate Salty Balls smell like..Taste is alot of coffee and chocolate with a dry kinda bitter finish.. Good but not my favorite RIS

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours black with an orangeish brown head. Aroma is salty chocolate with some roast and a hint of smoke. Flavor is coffee and chocolate. A little bit sour and plenty bitter. Finishes dry. Palate is thick and creamy, just the way I like it. Nice smooth carbonation. Another very tasty imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
Growler from dmschefke, big thanks Dave. Shared with DuffManSW and mspindler. Big and black with a nice chocolate head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Big coffee flavor, more than I thought after smelling it. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2009
Growler via trade. A very interesting and complex imp stout. Up front coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and etoh with subtle sweetness, caramel, charcoal, and smoke in the finish. Please put this brew in a bourbon barrel. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Pours a pitch black with small white head. Aroma of heavy roast malt, coffee, and raisins. Taste is very pleasant, but not unexpected from the aroma with a slight sweetness added. Alcohol content is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is creamy with a nice aftertaste of mild coffee. A very solid impy stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Deep dark opaque pour. Strange pea green colored head. Boozy with roasted malt aroma. Booze sticks to the tip of your tongue. Slight anise & chili pepper> mexican chocolate cake.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2009
Growler from brewery, pours black with a rich brown head. Aroma is mostly roast, coffee, and molases. I made the 2 hour drive out there to get a few bottles of KRE (they were sold out but sweet on draft) I ended up landing a growler of this and a good buzz. Flavor is coffee and roasted malt. 12.5% is non-existant, amazing and dangerous. The only fault is that its a little thin bodied but thatís what makes this brew dangerous. Itís about as thick as an 8.5% but packs 12+. Good Stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2009
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown with small tan ring of a head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Tastes like espresso, with rich and creamy mouthfeel. Nothing amazing, but a solid stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
I have been sitting on this one for a while so a need to thank goryshkewych for this one. A 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter produced a two finger coco colored head that trailed of to a thick lace on top of a black bodied brew. Aromas of Molasses come right to the front some dark fruit and roasted grains. The flavors are Interesting for a Imperial Stout. Licorice and molasses (sweetness) are up front then followed by some light bitter roastiness. At almost 13% I canít taste any alcohol at all that is incredible. This brew is nice and thick in the mouth making this a great sipper. Now this is interesting to me it is very drinkable but the ABV on this is far from sessionable it is an interesting Imperial Stout but to me on the edge of the style guidelines for sure. I am sad to see Kuhnhenn jump there prices so much, because this will probably be one of the last I seek out. It was a great stout I canít take that away from them

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
Black body with dark brown head. The aroma has molasses, lots of roast and booze. Rich roasty palate, starchy with a bit of tartness late. Lots of booziness to it. Powerful stuff. A real bruiser, and it takes over the beer. Thanks, SoLan.


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