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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Seasonal imperial stout with coffee beans from local Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (4742) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, char, toast, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance of roasted malt and coffee notes; decent complexity. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted coffee and pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, char, toast, dark bread, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a fair amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout. Not very complex; but has a good balance of dark malt and coffee flavors; and is very smooth to sip on. An enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth, vanilla, prunes and quite a bit of unfinished sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavours with some lighter prunes, plums, raisins and a pungent coffee kick with a hint of anise and licorice. Aftertaste shows some thinness - with the body not as robust as most imperial stouts, this shows more of a baltic porter flavour and profile with some good roasty and caramelised sugar flavours. Overall, a decent beer - but not a decent Imperial Stout - also the coffee and vanilla flavours are very muted. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Collection in Honoulu, Oahu, Hawaii on 10-December-2012 for US$4.75 (great deal!) sampled at home back on the mainland in Washington on 17-March-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Sample at the Seattle brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Medium to full body with a roasty character and flavors of black coffee, malt and hops. The finish is dry with a lingering roast coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3862) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2013
It poured a very dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of fresh roasted coffee. It had a medium body with mild carbonation. The taste was of fresh coffee with dark, smooth toasted malt. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2922) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
. Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Smells like fresh roast coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is fresh coffee with dark, smooth toasted malt. Nothing subtle here. Nicely flavored brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sample pour of deep dark murky with a good khaki head. Smells of coffee and roasted malts. Plenty of roasted malts. Bitter coffee with some light sweetness presence. Flavor is mostly coffee again with heavy roasted malts. Not bad, medium body. Drinkable and enjoyable but not a top

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SuziSlapstick (2) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
This is my favorite beer ever! Soooo good! I love the chocolatey coffeeness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (637) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aromas of vanilla, alcohol, chocolate and some smoke. Pitch black with brown head. Bitter chocolate hits first, followed by sweet molasses and some coffee, flavors fade quickly but finish with a nice bitter sweetness and some alcohol burn. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Black pour with some lacing from a tan disappearing head. Very mild aromas of malts, licorice and coffee. Tastes of dark fruits with some coffee in the background. Flavor is a little stronger but still wimpy. Some dryness in the finish. Nothing bad, but nothing stands out. Wouldn’t get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and toffee. Flavor of dark fruits, molasses, toffee and hints of dark roast coffee.

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