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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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. You’ll 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1019) - USA - APR 11, 2015
Black with a dark tan head. Aroma is boozy, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is is powerfully boozy and bigger chocolate. Some coffee in the finish. Wife: 3..75

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Given the purveyor from whom I bough this, I’d not be surprised if it’s aged on the retail aisle for quite some time. This opened almost completely flat. No fizz, almost no head. There’s also little aroma. But this still drinks with an oomph, and a big coffee-laden flavor holds up quite well. Makes me want to move where it’s cold again. (#5950, 3/29/2015)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Looks like a stout. Dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of caramel. Fine but nothing new.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Appearance: Slips out a black body with a quickly receding (but what’s left lasts) beige head. Smell: Well roasted malts with espresso extract giving a liquory hint, powdered anise, chocolate Whoppers, mild hops hinting a little bit of citrus rind. Taste: A start of strong espresso-flecked roasted malts glazed with undoubtedly bitter chocolate. Relatively light sweetness. Low dark fruitiness. Steely, floral, citrusy hops with a growing, encroaching bitterness. Drying, bittered, slightly boozy burn of a finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel overall. Overall: I’d hoped for more. No, it’s not bad, but it falls far short of so many great stouts out there today.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours pure black with a small light tan head. Nose shows coffee, sweet-smelling bready malt and liquorice. Flavours include heavy roast, liquorice and coffee. Finishes with a balanced bittersweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts and slight hops. Tastes of the same with slight smoke ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Roasted soy and coffee aroma. Inky. Chocolate, smooth, rich, good pH, roasted but not too coffeeish. Balanced, drinkable and chummy without pretense. Mouthy. On tap, Baby Proof.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (398) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sort of underwhelming. Aroma is a bit boozy--not in a good way. The nose also has notes of roasted malt, coffee and rum. Taste is better with lots of chocolate, roasted malts and sweetness and faint coffee. Finish is a little thin for an imperial but good. I just wanted better aroma, body and depth from an imperial stout...missed opportunity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3632) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Belle robe épaisse au versement. Malheureusement, la mousse se cache. Au nez, les malts rôtis sont robustes. Je pourrais dire aussi que ce stout est très chocolaté mais aussi carbonisé. Effluves de café noir et parfums de noix rôties. Au goût, chocolat pur à 85%. Café et noisettes. Mélasse fruitée et pincée de terre. Au palais, un corps rond et une texture huileuse. Faibles bulles. Finale de chocolat très amer avec une petite touche de chaleur. Assez riche. Solidement rôti. Belle présence chocolatée. Modérément facile à boire. Une moitié de bouteille et cela était suffisant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
Medium sized beige head darkest of pours mild carbonation aromas rich fruit cocoa chocolate roast coffee caramel the flavours roast coffee cocoa a strong bitter dark chocolate caramel dried fruits unbalanced taste sweetness a lot weaker the finish best tastes roast and fruit tastes lasting sweetness but unbalanced imperial with a far too stronger bitter taste


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