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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Named LaConner Imperial Stout when on tap. Named LaConner Stout when bottled: "Unfiltered, nitrogen conditioned, very dark color."


HH's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
This beer alone would be a good excuse to go back to LaConner. Thick creamy head on top of jet black liquid. Creamy, great flavor. One of the best Imperials to be found anywhere. Can't add much more. See previous ratings.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2002 Total Score: 3.6
I agree largely with Billís rating, this seems higher than the indicated 5.4% Nice aromas and good body make this a fine stout. I have this every time I visit the brewery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1809) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tap at the brewery.

Attractive black pour. Cocoa, molasses, prominent hops that pull in the direction of black IPA. Feels and tastes a bit thin to be out of short pants and on the big boyís playground.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
STOUT--IMPERIAL STOUT?--12 OZ. BOTTLE 1999--8.50% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Dark black color. Initial spicy chocolate notes evolve into spicy rich smooth body with subtle cream flavor. Sampled 9/6/1999. 2003--6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy espresso head. Opaque jet black flecked big dark sediment color. Roasted floral hop front. Creamy smooth rich burnt sweet cocoa toffee fruit estery mild coffee body. Rich coffee earthy hot hop end. Sampled 4/21/2004.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2008
I forgot about this one in cellar and now i know why it poured black with a tan head and had a little coffee finish but besides that it really did nothing for me with flavor or taste and was a little thin.CHEERS!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Black with a positively gigantic, dense, creamy head that you could float away on. Big buttery nose. Wow, you really canít smell anything else but diacetyl. Rich, grainy, creamy body. Butter bomb all the way. Pretty much wrecked, and thatís too bad, because the appearance and what you can get of the recipe show lots of potential. Nice spicy hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
The beer poured an almost opaque black with ruby highlights and a small creamy tan head. The aroma was tart with roasted coffee notes. The flavor was roasty but tart and very dry on the bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

black, wispy beige head, sweet licorice and roasted aroma with a hint of ripe fruit, a bit thin, sweet roasted malt flavor, slightly tart soured milk character, lots of roasted bitterness in the finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a deep black color is brown head. Aroma is malty, and diacetyl. Flavor is malty, roasty, and a buttery diacetyl finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
Dark and handsome. Tastey however a flat, syrupy taste. It is thin bodied with a thick mouith like a stout should. smokey, chocolate sits very pleasantly. Smells like a porter... high octane

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackstraw111 (10) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2006
On tap at brewery. Was a dark, dark pour. Nice head - very creamy. Faint hints of chocolate and coffee, but not overwhelming. A very nice mouthfeel - full, but not heavy. A little on the sweet side - could use a bit more bitterness. Overall, a very likable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3418) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
I found this in the bottom of a box among the packing materials when I went to re-use the box. Ooops. Solid dark beer with a thin whisp of brown foam that diminished to an attractive ring. Great nose of dark sweet chocolate and coffee. Roast grain, dark chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla, licorice, ash, with a long bitter finish trending toward burnt coffee. Very enjoyable stout.


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