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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Passing through and decided to stop into this brewpub. Had a few and ended with the stout. It was black and had a nice head with some really nice lacing. It had a roasty aroma with a little chocolate coming through. It tasted very smooth and creamy. The body wasn’t has heavy as I like in a stout but it was balanced and well made.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
Totally black, a very hoppy nose for an imperial stout (especially after drinking a Dieu du ciel Péché mortel) some flowerlike aroma mixes up with the chocolate and coffee notes. Very sharp beer, roasted coffee mixed with big hoppinness. This beer feels like it's dissolving as you drink it. Quite edgy but qith a really nice presence. A very different beer but man, what a beer. Thanks a lot to Muzzlehatch for this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Solid hop aroma and bitter flavor to start. Almost overrides the malt which finally breaks through with a roasted flavor and hangs on through the moderately dry finish. A flavor of oxidized hops breaks through in the aftertaste. Overall a good brew. Definitely one that needs aging after bottling. Lots of aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Black pour, nice tan colored creamy head. Nose of coffee and chocolate, subdued notes of earthy fruit. Palate is a touch light for an impy stout, carbonation is a bit too much. Flavor is a bunch of coffee bitterness and roastiness with a little dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Great color, I think this could easily lubricate my car’s engine. Very big coffee aromas at the beginning, but those tame down a bit. Good feel on the palate as it’s not as thick as it looks (if it did, it’d practically be solid). I did not find the same level of burnt flavor as the other tasters, rather I found it much more balanced. Good beer and I’d definitely get this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Some hop aroma with roasted malt mixed in. Poured with a brown head that had good lacing to the glass. Black opaque color. Some hop flavor and bitterness with roasted malt following more hop flavor than I want from an Imperial Stout (minor amount it should age well and the hop will mellow more with time). A good Imperial that I will drink again.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2004
What could you give the apperance other than a 5. Pours black as night with a nice dark tan head and a lot of yeast at the bottom. Initial aroma of rubbing alcohl and dark chocolate improves as it warms, letting out notes of roasted malt , coffee, and a beautiful medely of other dark scents. Complex roasted malt/coffee flavor, balanced by an excellent hop presence, yet the bitterness tends to come from a bakers chocolate flavor. The body also seemed to pick up as this beer warmed. I was blown away by this brew and am in dyer need of more. Thanks muzzlehatch for the excellent brew and the hospitality in Vermont.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2002
dear god, how i love this beer. all the darkness of a stout with that extra kick of alcohol that makes for a good night.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2002
I would die for this Imperial Stout. The most flavorful beer I’ve ever had. If’n theres a better dark beer on the planet, I don’t what it is (any suggestions,let me know).

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hippystomper (35) - Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Absolutely incredible. One of the best beers that I’ve ever had, anywhere. All of McNeills brews are great but this is the one that prompts me to drive the 3 1/2 hours to Brattleboro from Rhode Island a few times every winter. Get some!


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