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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our Imperial Stout is an impressive, ebony black beer with gorgeous ruby hued highlights. Brewed with several kinds of rich caramel and roasted malts, this robust, full-bodied stout is packed with sensuous chocolate and coffee flavors. The complex roastiness of this brew is interwoven with rich toffee, subtle dark fruit and a hint of anise to round off the malt experience. The intense maltiness is balanced with a floral hop flavor and the aroma from Cascade and Golding hops. With an immense original gravity of 23 Plato, this opulent beer finishes at 10% alcohol by volume. Imperial Stout is a lavish blend of sumptuous flavors, it is silky smooth and deceptively strong.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikkellund42 (582) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Torben Mathews Tasting. Pours opaque black with dark brown head. Aroma had heavy notes of Vegamite, but also malt, gain, cereal, grass, horse blanket, licorice, faint fruity and light spicy. Taste is initial medium sweet then medium to heavy bitter in excellent balance. Body is medium to full creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long with notes of gravy and Sunday roast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
The aroma is deep, boozy stone fruits. Dates, raisins grapes. A dusting of nutty chocolate. Very deep; excellent. The appearance is dark brown, almost black. Healthy light-brown head. The flavor is burnt cookies (as hell), mocha and black coffee finish on the back of the tongue. At the front, dark fruits -- plum, raisin. A mild citrus-ish hop, leaves a touch of sweetish balance. Palate is oily exterior but a chunky finish. Slightly dry at the end. A boozy, dark, burnt Imperial Stout. Absolutley outstanding.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3794) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Oh yeah. This is a good one. Good coffee and roasted flavors with just a hind of sweetness to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (741) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle from Voldby koebmandsgaard. Pours very black with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, lots of coffee and chocolate. Nice taste of strong coffee, dark chocolate and notes af licorice. Nice creamy palate and a good balanced finish. One of the best Imperial Stout I have tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12oz bottle - pours black with dark beige head and good lacing. Nose is candy sugar and chocolate. Flavor is more chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, licorice and alcohol. Taste is sweet at first and ends bitterly. Smooth indeed and almost a dry finish. oily texture. my second brew from Mendocino I think I will for more!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Barrel aged, cask conditioned at Mahars. Flavor is super sweet and tangy coffee, very mellow and nice for a big beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8937) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head. Aroma of malts, hops, roastyness. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly hops, coffee, lots of bitterness. Medium to full body and carbonation. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (737) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Black, thick, creamy with a dense tan head, rich coffee flavours and a mocha aroma. Smooth for such a strong beer. A very big beer, strong and not for the faint of heart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3829) - - JAN 15, 2011
bottle. black under a creamy brown head. aroma is sweet with milk chocolate and caramel. flavor has lots of roasty character with some burnt caramel, milk and dark chocolate and graham cracker. some christmas cookies with anise. low hop character and no sign of abv. body is creamy and full. honestly, i’m not sure why this is getting such a bad rap. i think it’s pretty darn good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2011
Aroma is fairly strong and smoky, and has good tones of roast coffee, molasses and semi-sweet chocolate. It pours a deep sable with a fairly thick dark tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Rich flavor is smoky and surprisingly hoppy, fairly bitter, subtly sweet, tones of oak, quality coffee and chocolate with a hint of brown sugar. Texture is almost as smooth as soymilk and fairly tingly, leaving a nice fizzy and slightly bitter finish. I recommend this one to stout fans.


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