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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5269) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
Poured a dark brown color with a small, light tan head that leftspotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, wood, toffee, and a funky hint of chlorine. Taste of light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel malts, anise, and alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2006
Courtesy of The_Enemy <P> Aroma is sharp at first with coffee and dark roasted malts. Then some sweet cream and chocolate aroma wafts in. Deep black with a firm and lasting thumb thick head. Very bitter fore. Lots of coffee and bitter burnt malts. Some dark chocolate and a mild creamy sweetness toward the finish. The burnt bitterness is by far the standout in the flavor profile. Almost has a raisin tinged flavor, but it’s hinted at more than realized. Not a bad brew at all, but could be better if there was more of a dark fruit balance to the bitter burnt notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - APR 11, 2006
12oz bottle.
Pours a dark opaque brown-black with 2 fingers worth of off-white creamy head that gradually settles down to a single-bubble layer floating on top. Small bits of lacing here and there. Aroma of coffee, sweet malt, liquer-like alcohol, and dry dark-roast grain. Flavor is mostly crispy-dry with some burnt-grain, plenty of dry-roast coffee bitterness, some sweet malt, a tinge of soothing alcohol and a nice bit of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel grows thicker as it warms. Palate is medium-to-thick, nicely tingly and a bit creamy. I presume they meant to compare this to Avery Mephistopheles, or at least the name so implies. In that case, they fell short of Avery’s complexity and intensity. Still, for the cost of 3 bottles of Mephistopheles, you can get 2 six-packs of this stuff. Pretty good effort and a hell of a bargain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Clear dark brown body, thin tan head. Woody brown malt and chocolately flavor. Sweet chocolate exract flavor with light leafy hops. OK stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Carmel-tinged black pour with a small cap of tan head that settles into a fine skim. Rum and coffee aromas, brown sugar, just a touch of smoke. Warming, clean rum flavor and a little coffee. Soft full palate. A perfect full-flavored but unfussy imperial stout. Thanks for the bottle Hezron! If this was available in my area I could easily be a regular winter buy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks Duane! - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, a touch of coffee and some raisin. Flavor is milk chocolate, coffee, some fudge notes, and some raisin. Finishes with notable hops for an imperial stout. Palate is medium bodied and somewhat dry on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Thanks to hezron for bringing these! Poured a very deep brown with a short cap of toffee head. Rich, roasted chocolate, day-old coffee grind, and light grain graced the nose. Flavors mocked the aroma well, adding some coffee and floral bitterness around the edges. Medium-bodied. Chocolate was dry on the palate. Carbonation was a tad low for my liking and this was somewhat grainy.. but very good overall. Mild chocolate and coffee on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Thinly pour yet mostly opaque with golden amber hues on the outskirts when put to light. Roasty aroma pulls at lactic dark chocolate, along with some black patent, sour milk splattered on fudge brownies and peppery milky sludge residing at the bottom of a 2nd grader’s glass of whole milk. Medium-bodied farce hits the palate and bitterness registers first. Carbonation’s adequate while semi-sweet Tollhouse baking chocolate fills in some holes. Hershey’s drizzles in and cocoa-crispies fill an aerated gap. A desert drink, no doubt. A stout, indeed. An imperial? Cite your sources. Nevertheless, pas mal. Thanks to hezron for sharing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours to a very dark brown bodt with a thin light tan head. The aroma is sweet milk chocolate, blondies, vanilla. The flavor is sweet milk chocolate, blondies, vanilla. Quite good. The palate is creamy, medium bodied, nice texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
dark pour hints of red tan head w/ decent lacing. aroma is cofee chocolates some light nuts and grains. Palate is highly carbonated coats well. Flavor has hints of bourbon chocolates a heavily roasted malt and a dry lightly bitter finish. Great flavor.


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