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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very dark brown that has a nice red hue when you hold it up to the light, a thick tan head and lacing through the entire glass, aroma has a ton of chocolate on the nose with some burnt tobacco notes coming through as well, but I really dig it, the flavor has a nice amount of chocolate on the front end with a little bit of coffee coming through as well, the abv comes through a little bit in the finish but wouldn’t think this one is 12% by any means, mouthfeel is thick, really enjoyed this, good freaking stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2006
A new imperial stout, which is always exciting...especially when it is a 12% biggie. Served in my snifter from a 12oz bottle.

Aroma is ful of chocolate, licorice, light roasted hazelnuts, vanilla beans and some coffee, very nice.

Dark black in color with the slightest hint of brown at the edges and a thin light tan head that fades to the edges.

First drink, my initial impression is the dark grain flavors, that black patent bitter roastiness that feels dry in the mouth. Then the chocolate and coffee roastiness changes into a nice and sweet licorice, cherry flavors. After half a glass, this nice pine, grapefruit flavor grows and grows. Wow. I like that. Towards the end of the glass there is this chocolate, chewy caramel flavor that is left after a few minutes. Very well balanced, this is good stuff and I hope that isn’t just the 12% talking.

Slick mouthfeel, nice carbonation that keeps it bright without being bubbly. Not as thick as some, but doesn’t dissapoint. The warming alcohol fits very well and adds to the experience.

For $2.00 a bottle, this stuff rocks.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Picked up the last six pack that was buried deep inside Bob’s McFarland Liquors beer cooler, in McFarland, WI. (Lucky me!) Pours an opaque dark brown brew with some redish highlights and a thick, chewy tan head. Slowly dissolves when served property at 40-44 degrees. Awesome lacing. Aroma scents detected are several. Smoked chocolate, molasses, ripe bananas, a touch of mocoa, vanilla, and some pitted fruit. Taste is smooth, creamy, a little syrupy, with a hint of wild sour cherries. Finish is thick and a sweet flowery hop with a fruity aftertaste. Very nicely done, though I know this is not 12% alcohol. Maybe a 9.8% tops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Pours jet black with a moderate tan head. Intense coffee and chocoalte aromas with a hint of milk and sugar. Nice and soft in the mouth with not too much carbonation. Sweet up front with what I think is caramel. Finish is balanced and earthy. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2007
Great dark brown pour, nothing too heavy in this one, some roasted malt, chocolate, but very smooth, with well hidden alcohol. some chocolate, but such an easy drinker... a great brew.. one of my favorites! Thanks to Iowaherkeye for the bottle!

4.1
   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 “raw” 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
7:45pm on 4/14/09 @ The Casa, me casa del Licko .. .alright, thanks john .. . 12% wow, surprised, no detection .. . chocolate and roasted flavours .. . B+ foam attributes .. . fruity prune and roast aromas .. . dark brown, black aromas ... . fantastic flavours with an even better after taste.. a fantastic brew!! .. who is this mr. mephistos, i’d like to meet him and have sexual relations with his 18yr old daughter, oh yeah!!.. ants at a picnic..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2006: Pour is black with a thin tight bubbled tan head...smell is roasty and sweet with nuts and cocoa...and definately lactic...taste is roasty and intensely sweet with chocolate, vanilla, some coffee...alcohol well hidden...something seems imbalanced about this beer though...maybe imbalanced is the wrong word...just strange...good though...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Looks like I rated the Mephisto trifecta with this one. Thanks for the bottle, Duane. The body was black with a medium khaki and orange colored head on top. The aroma was mushrooms with pancakes. There was also soem earthy whidkey and tobacco. The taste was a little bit of coffee with some mild cherries. There was also some light tobacco. Lake Louie continues to impress me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7911) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Thanks to Buckybeer for this one. Pours onyx with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of roasty dark malt, some vinous fruit, oaky molasses, some chocoff. Tastes roasty malty, with a bourbony oaky molasses element, plus chocoff and some nuts. Medium to dense on the tongue, with some finishing kriek notes. Well hidden alcohol and a chewy body make this one well worth quaffing!


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