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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Pours brownish red Ė a couple tads darker than root beer from a 12 oz bottle. It looks black in the glass, with a small 1/8-inch light tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and malt. First sip is super light for an Imperial Stout. It is also bitterer and less sweet than typical IMP Stouts. Tastes of malts and tobacco dominate. As it warms, the coffee taste blossoms. I am amazed how so many flavors can coexist so peacefully in such a light bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle from pepsican. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a tan film. A ton of crap floating around in this. The aroma is of sweet chocolate and roast. Very earthy too. Has flavors of chocolate, roasted and burnt malts. A good deal of hops give this one a definite big earth presence. Somewhat bitter in the finish with a lingering hop/dry roast on the palate. There is no way this is 12%. It can’t be. Maybe. Who knows?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Pours out a dark brown with thick light brown fizzy head. Aroma is light tobacco, leather, earth, light chocolate, light coffee and light fruitiness. Taste is oatmeal, light chocolate, light hops, and some coffee. In the finish, a fresh citrus hop bouquet becomes apparent, but you really have to look for it. Finishes a bit watery, but itís not too bad. The 12%abv is doubtful or just masterfully hidden. Different then most impy stouts and definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours dark with a coca cola type fizzy head. Sediment floating around in there also. Smell is roasted malts, dark fruit and smokey notes also. Taste is heavy smoke and roasted malts. Leaves a strong aftertaste of smoke but also a hint of metal flavor. For me the smoke overpowers everything. But at 12 percent it also covers the booze nicely. Nothing special. Maybe a bad bottle but Iím not at all impressed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Nose-rice, raw malts, cooked wheat, very ďrawĒ nose, straw, hay, sweet grass-very grassy and raw. Body-opaque with a thick ring of bubbles, ultra thin film of bubbles. Taste-oats, light honey, oatmeal, surprisingly high amount of hops, very nice oaty/roasty flavor. Very well done, excellent flavors without being too hoppy and sweet-but is it really an Imperial Stout? Insert chin scratching smiley here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown with a small tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Flavor is solid and rich with roastiness, chocolate, and coffee. Simple, straightforward, and solid. Thanks Pepsican.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted and sweet malts, lactose, some vinous, and light smoke. Flavor of lactic sourness, light plastic, hint of chocolate, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
A-Dark Fruits,Prunes,Tobacco AP-Very Black thin tan head that says dissapates quickly F-Smokey Prunes P-Was very thin If this beer is 12% they did one heck of a job masking it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a trade from a while ago (Iím losing track of things in my old age). Thanks! Pours a dark chocolate brown color; khaki head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Generous amounts of charred and roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee in the aroma; some general hop bitterness in there as well. Medium-to-full, slightly chalky mouthfeel: following the nose, plenty of dark bitter chocolate and dark roasted / charred malts; average carbonation; some basic cereal / cardboard notes coming through as well; not an overly complex imperial stout, but drinkable and pretty satisfying overall; nothing rough here, and Iíve been hating the imps lately. What??? Iím absolutely shocked to see this is a 12% beer, and I have to believe thatís wrong?? No alcohol coming through. This gets an extra point just for that. Medium finish, showing toasted grains, cereal, and plenty of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours a dark brownish/black color with a small tan head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malts and hints of vanilla. Flavor is of wonderful coffee that fades into a wonderful caramel and roasted malt backing. A touch of bitter hops rounds this one out as well. Great Stuff!

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