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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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Bottled version clocked in at 18% ABV. Draught version, december 07, was 17%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by jckp64- thanks again, John! 2007 vintage. 18% ABV?! I had no idea. Didn’t see that on the bottle. Makes sense, though. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a big, foamy brown head that doesn’t take long to settle down. The aroma shows some oxidization on top of milk chocolate, earth, molasses, and caramel malts. Less oxidation shows up in the flavor, which has dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, rust, molasses, and some warming booze. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, warming mouthfeel and low carbonation. Interesting imperial stout, but I’d probably wait less than 4 years to crack it next time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13696) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. 2008. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Fruit, yeast and chocolate and roast. Soy. Chocolate, roast and liquorice. Smooth. Subdued and harmonic compared to 09. Dammn. 4, 0 - 3, 8.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7246) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, bourbon, vanilla, choclate and coffee. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
9/24/11. Growler shared in line waiting to get into BA Hunahpu’s. Rich black pour with brown edges and a small tan head that fades fast. Rich aroma of ash, molasses, alcohol, and fruity notes as well. Very rich flavor of ash, char, coffee, and rich fruitiness with a touch of alcohol. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa & Doodler ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, oxidide, alcohol notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, dark dried berries, raisin, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcohlic. [20110820]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown head leaving just a rim of bubbles around the beer. Aroma is heavy of sweet molassis, roasted malts, dark fruits, soy, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is fullbodied sweet, roasted, meaty, soy, fruity, dark fruits and bitter. Finishes bitte meaty roasted and bitter. Maybe a bit too boozy but I think the sweetness mates well with the heavy body and alcohol, very much in my taste,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (729) - Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle pours purplish black with almost no head. Aroma dark fruits, roast, molasses, coffee. Flavor mainly just dark fruits and booze, a little soy. Finish a continuation of the flavor with alcohol burn. Palate full and thick, not sticky or syrupy. Alcohol very apparent.

Pretty good but definitely a sipper or one to share with friends.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (920) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Sample from 2010 bottle. Thanks verticalbaconstrips! Almost black appearance with minimal cap. Aroma of plum, raisin, molasses, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, spices, with a hint of paper. Taste is very sweet, tangy, and a sustaining bitterness. Sticky and dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1815) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2010 bottle, shared by Jason I think. Pours black with a very small ring of head. Aromas are fudge, soy sauce and milk with some light caramel, dark fruit, and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet up front with chocolate, lactose, and caramel. Finishes with some soy sauce and light roast. Abv is well hidden. Oily mouthfeel. Has held up pretty well. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle from Artusory. Super boozy aroma, totally ridiculous harsh. There is definitely some chocolate malt in there but its masked by pure vodka/rum. Theres a huge head on the pour but its quickly destroyed by the alcohol. Flavor is actually quite nice, behind the booziness there is a wonderful plummy sweetness are rich chocolately notes. Fruitier than a normal IS, the sweetness really does this well.


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