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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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.

SpudClampDawg's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2010
Dec. 2007 bottle: midnight black pour with a quickly diminishing tan colored head. A mix of sherry and tart cherries dominate the aroma, with a surprisingly small amount of roasted barley wavering beneath. The body is thick and chewy, but obviously infected with a sourness that simply ruins everything else. There is a detectable amount of fun tasting chocolates and fudgey notes below, but I can get past the feeling I am drinking something that will make me sick. Shoot, looks like I waited a bit too long on this one. I am rating this only to warn others who have bottles stashed away that it is a good time to pull them out and hope for better results than I got.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 2011 vintage poured a translucent dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, dark chocolate, coffee and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dried fruit, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Dense, black pour. Head takes a few minutes to form, remains small & is a leathery-tan color. Aroma packed with chocolate covered currants, light milky sweetness, mild ash, a touch of smoke, brown sugar, & a big molasses profile. Flavor has lots of sweetness; burnt brown sugar, caramel, bakerís chocolate, very nice. Undertones of espresso, prunes, currants, anise, roasted malt, & some molasses. Finishes with a mocha-java vibe... Almost reminds me of those milk chocolate covered coffee beans, only with a sweeter, brown sugar thing going on, too. Very nice. More on the sweet side, but the subtle roasty & burnt coffee balance is enough to restrain properly. Medium-heavy body. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - 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 (10551) - 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 (1912) - 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 (5047) - 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 (7342) - San Diego, California, 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 (8000) - 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 (5248) - 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 (19649) - , 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.

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