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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.

axilla's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Thanks to Hopscotch for this bottle! Pours solid black with a 2 finger thick, merangue-like brown head. Strong coffee aroma with some strong dark fruits and bitter cocoa, and bananas. The flavor is surprisingly balanced with some subtle sour fruit and molasses notes in the finish. No alcohol present in the flavor at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (411) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Old bottle, not entirely sure how old though. Pours inky black with a light ring of tan bubbles. Aroma is full of roasted malts, some raisins. and some odd acidic component, like balsamic vinegar or something. Kinda dig it. Taste brings chocolate and raisins, to go along with a slight acidic twang. Covers up the high ABV well. Palate is a bit oily and slick. Finish is mostly raisins, with some chocolate in the background. Lingers substantially. Wonder how the tapioca and/or rice contribute to the flavors/texture here. Still such a noob in spite of being here for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7775) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours jet black with a small beige / tan head. Aroma brings out roasted malt, some sweetness probably from the tapioca, and a little caramel candy. Flavour is quite sweet, with notes of sherry-like liqueur, tapioca, and medium roasted malt. Fairly sweet, though not close to cloying. The 12.5% is very well-concealed, leaving only a warming effect, but no burn. A sweet, very desert like imperial stout that drinks surprisingly easily. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1731) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black thick with tan head. Tons of roasted nut and ash on nose. Taste is very boozy, lots of Smokey ash and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4318) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Imperial Stout tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma:†The nose has some roasted malts, a little booze, fruity notes, and some dustiness
Appearance:†It pours a dark brown-black color with a small tan colored head
Flavor:†It tastes a touch old, but still pretty good, with some roasted malts and boozy flavors
Palate:†This one has a creamy feel, with chalky and dusty notes, and some mild heat
Overall Impression:† Drinking this blind I actually liked it, despite the fact that it felt a bit old to me. It held up pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6489) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, weird dark fruity notes, and some oxidation. Probably a bit old, but the oxidation hasnít completely destroyed it, at least for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
j12601 (7202) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a brown to black with a thin tan head. Big old oxidized roast with a lot of nasty old caramel. Certainly something wrong here, caramel and old sour fruit. Gone sour and weird. Old tart roast and sweetness. Hard to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3991) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Sweet malts, some hints of warmth in aroma. Flavor has harsh front. Sour and chocolate warmth flavors finish and arenít bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
2nd January 2011
Opaque black beer. Good chocolate coloured head. A little oxidisation on the nose. Softish smooth palate. Rich dark malt with some oxidisation that largely disappears with some agitation. Tangy. Big unsweet dark chocolate. Mild coffee. Subtle fruits - some raspberry and cherry. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Great fully flavoured stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4109) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a brown, almost black color, aromas of chocolate, anise, light toast, and a kiss of dark fruit. Flavors follow suit, light bozziness in the aftertaste, decent amount of chocolate and roast flavors, but boozy aftertaste didnít let the flavors linger too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4561) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to goryshkewych. Thanks, George! Pours a dark stout brown with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malts all over with some mild coffee, licorice, toast, and an almost fruity quality. Flavor is similar- big roast, earth, and slight licorice with coffee and some light fruit qualities. Medium in body and silky in mouthfeel.

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