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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Thanks to Bu11zeye for this. Poured black with nice tan head. Flavor of dark roast with alcohol spice. Medium mouth feel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2008
very light and watery flavor. Like the others, I detected a little lactos amid the grainy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Same color as Dr. Pepper. The brew begins by feinting chocolate, but then full on roast kernel uppercuts you in the jaw. A little bit of that opening chocolate sneaks back in toward the end, especially as the beer warms. Keeps juking back and forth between charred grain and popcorn and bittersweet chocolate. Hides the alcohol well, even if I don’t after drinking one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Dark brown pour with lighter edges, small tan head that goes away almost on impact. Nose is chalky, full of fusel heat, chocolate, dark fruits, malts and coffee beans. Also get some tobacco notes in the back end of the aroma and into the flavor. Otherwise chocolate, dark malts, some roast, coffee beans and a slight tartness are present. Very earthy, chalky and musty in every facet. Medium to full bodied, very chewy and substantial, best part of the beer. This bottle is aged, I wonder if it’s started to oxydize? Something here just didn’t click for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
I thought this beer was good, but it was much more like a porter than an Imperial Stout to me: there was plenty of really tasty roastiness, but it wasn’t very intense, thick/viscous, alcohol-tasting, and lacked the hop/bourbon barrel/aged/etc bells and whistles that most imperial stouts seem to have. So while it may be unlike other beers in this hard-to-define "style" (and I use this word loosely in this case), it was good. It pours black with very little head. Aroma is extremely roasty and fairly dry. Flavor is again very roasty (to the extent of being a bit chalky) and dry and good. Mouthfeel is pretty dry but flavor lingers in your mouth for quite awhile. Quite nice. I would recommend this beer. I bought a single bottle of it at 3 Cellars in Franklin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours dark dark brown with thin dark tan head. The aroma is varied and rich with dark roasty malts chocolate malts, plums, sweet black grapes, and musty sun drenched cherry purée. A hotness builds to distracting with a big draw. The taste is dark roasty malts, rich chocolate malts, mild burnt malts mixed with black grapes, dates and sugar coated raisins. There is also a mild alcohol sense that is pretty “in check” for a beer with this huge ABV. Ends in a mild manner fashion leaving a light dark roasty and chocolate maltiness into the finish and carries into the after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa ’07. Pours a dark brown with light red highlights and a small diminishing fizzy beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, lactose, and acidic. The flavor has the roasted malts, dark chocolate, and lactose from above and adds a slight burnt quality along with black coffee. Fairly smooth. The 12 % is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5571) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2008
From Skyview. I didn’t like this one. Dark brown color and very thin for an imperial stout. I agree with Badgerben that there is lactose, but it doesn’t taste very good, with an off flavor of grain steeped in water. No malt sweetness. It seems like something went wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
This was a good strong and not as thick IPS like most and very good with the ABV well hidden, with hints of chocolate and coffee and not as sweet as most IPS.It was in a 12 oz bottle and was in my cellar and was part of my spring cleaning.CHEERS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours pitch black with purple glints, not much head. Huge roasty nose. Equally big roasty taste, but surprisingly lacking in chewiness. The flavor sits high in your mouth, if that makes any sense. Some late alcohol presence. Quite good, if not quite first tier. Recommended as a slightly different imperial stout.

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