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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves in being one of the leading craft brewers. With that being said we would like to celebrate our rich heritage of brewing with Ale Epeteios. This imperial stout anniversary brew is a dark full bodied stout with flavors of dark chocolate and coffee coming from the highest quality imported specialty malts. It is a malty blend followed with a little kick. Youíll feel like you are sipping the nectar of the gods on Mount Olympus. May Zeus smile upon you.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Very dark brown, mid-tan head. Roasty aroma concentrated with light-roast coffee. Flavor is full-on coffee, pretty dry. Lots of acidity and seems kinda a one-trick pony with the coffee roastiness. A little bit of medicinal flavor. Thin, tart finish with a lot of malt dustiness and prominent alcohol. Comes across as a dry kahlua.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (450) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2014
Shared bomber to snifters. Delicious sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla and some booze. Deep brown pour. Thin tan ring. A little thin on the mouth feel but good. Very sweet. Dark chocolate flavor. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium creamy light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is roasted grains, black licorice, fudgy chocolate and a little dark fruit.

The flavor is bitter charred roasted grain with some black licorice, chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is a little thin and watery.

Overall, an OK imperial stout. Itís thin and dominated by charred roast and black licorice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
10oz on tap. Looks the part, real nasty! Black color, light lacing, light lacing, opaque. The taste is very good, bitter, with moderate complexity. The palate is not good for the style, though. Itís not as rich as Iím used to despite the high abv. Kind of leaves you flat.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Kind of thin on the tongue for an imperial but still acceptable. Worst part is no aroma. Nice chocolate coffee flavors. Light bitterness. Nice lasting head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pitch black, khaki head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, and more coffee. Great palate, chewy, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, easy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Harshly bitter and astringent impy stout. there smoke, ash, coffee. Really intense.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (182) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a dark inky black with little head. What head it does have is dark tan. Aroma of toasty malts, slightly sweet aroma. Great smell. Taste is mild at first transitioning to slight dark chocolate sweetness with mild bitterness. Slightly thick mouthfeel. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9934) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap @ Left Coast. Black in color with a khaki head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, char, and dark chocolate. Plenty of coffee and licorice, too. A bit of dark fruit and molasses sweetness. Flavor is on the bitter side with some hints of sweetness. Molasses, licorice, and lots of smoke and roast. Dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of dark fruit. Burnt sugar is prominent. A bit papery on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (927) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours black with small to medium cream brown head, fairly lasting with some lace. Great multilayered malt aroma, roasty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol, caramel, some sweetness - luscious. Medium to full body not thick. Mix of slick and creamy. Very roasty, coffee toasty, bitter chocolate, light hop bitterness, some alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
very malty, chocolately, coffee, sweet, alcohol, a little bitter. Tastes a little more bitter than expected. Roasty, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, hops, and a little alcohol. Similar to the aroma, but a little less awesome.


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