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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Seasonal imperial stout with coffee beans from local Stumptown Coffee Roasters.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
pours a brown with a nice tan head aroma is chocolate stout coffee. flavor is the same with a roasty flavor and a bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Big Coffee and chocolate with the added dark roasty malt adds to the aroma.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, Clear with a thin brown head.
Flavor – Big Coffee and chocolate flavors. This was thick with flavors and the malt added to this. The alcohol was high but hard to taste.
Palate – Big thick mouthfeel was very smooth.
Overall – This was a tasty big dark nasty beer. Good stuff for the cold night.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1876) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22 oz bomber. Great looking beer black as far as my eye can see..with a large tight bubbly tan head Aromas of dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee, the aroma though doesnt jump out at ya. The taste however does jump out at ya! Very good dark roast coffee flavours, with roasted,burnt oat, dark dried fruits, and some resin like hopping in the background. Great mouthfeel on this one, pretty smooth yet with loads of stuff going on. Overall very good from Macs. Not top class but very good coffee flavours IMO. For $2.99 this is excellent value.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
22. Pours jet black with a loose, creamy tan head that doesn’t hang around for too awfully long. Dense smears of craggy lace coming down the sides of the glass. Big coffeeish nose, very much like a hot mug or a big pot of roasty beans. Some roast and dark chocolate in there, but mostly coffee. Creamy medium body, understated carb. Coffee/espresso, very good stuff, too, permeates the mid-palate. Roast and chocolate fill it out. Roasty, earthy bitterness near the end, seems as much like a coffee bitterness as a boiled hop bitterness. Not very complex, but what’s here is a nice drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Fills the glass with its sasparilla black body with a lush chocolate head. Intensely sharp espresso roast nose, roasty barley, and a quality I would liken to a chocolate covered espresso bean. Robust coffee flavor with coffee bean grittiness and a subtle, deep vinous venin. Mildly acrid coffee smoke finish. This concoction completely realizes the coffee beer synthesis. A must for coffee and beer aficionados.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
pours a jet black with a small brown head, and some lacing. smell is of cocoa, coffee, prune, and a little vanilla. taste is tart, sour malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee, end is dry, a little sour, and somewhat bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2010
22 oz bottle from Thriftway - Has a bit of a brownish tint to the foam. Smells and tastes a bit peppery with a hint of coffee. Not a bad beer, but honestly, I liked it less the more of it I had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10932) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bomber from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Stumptown coffee sounds like we’re off to a great start. Moderate coffee aroma, dry. Medium bodied with a respectable tan head that stuck nicely to the glass. Little boozy sting, light bodied for an impy stout, aggressive soggy coffee ground flavor. Doesn’t match the mouthfeel or the flavor base of what I think of as an impy stout, but all of the parts are there. More like a strong coffee stout? Seems like I’m splitting hairs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Kudos to MacTarnahans. This is far from a supreme Imperial Stout, but a solid attempt all the way through (and a step up from what they’ve lately been producing). Poured black with a thin, tanish head. Aroma of coffee, with a little but of roasted nuts. Foamy texture which left a film on my tongue after swallowing. Roasted, smokey, coffee and malts. Not much going on with hops and a bit of a kick at the end.


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