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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.


goldtwins' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Drank at Saratoga brewery on at tap room. Pours black with a creamy tab head and long lasting. Mild roasted malt aroma not much sweetness but some noticeable smoke and light hop. Fairly smoky flavor with a dry roast. Medium bodied and warming. Decent beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty licorice and bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1340) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a thin tan head on a black body. The aroma is loaded with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The taste builds from chocolate sweet, to bitter chocolate and coffee and finishes dry roasted malt with a touch of bitter. The texture is silky smooth. An outstanding stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"slight hoppiness atop a medium bodied sweet impy stout. overall a nice beer for an ok price, but far from elite for an imperial stout, my favorite style."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (505) - - SEP 25, 2014
black color; roasted malt aroma with coffee and alcohol notes; sweet, smooth, roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee, and alcohol; silky mouthfeel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. ARoma. Roast, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, brown sugar. Flavour roast, cocoa, coffee, liqourice, light burnt sugar, light herbs. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and full of coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (706) - - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an opaque black with a tiny brown head. Lovely sweet, roasty nose, mushy dark dried fruit. Rich body, heavy roast, again dark dried fruit and a dryish, slightly bitter finish. Really a text book Imperial Stout - lovely. 090914

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1051) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Excellent black pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is an exquisite chocolate & coffee blend. This blend doesn’t shine through in the flavor however. The flavor is dominated by roasted bitterness w/ some subtle licorice notes. The mouthfeel is only average as the bitterness makes it a little difficult to get down. It’s a good beer that doesn’t quite live up to some of the better imperials out there!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6846) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Jet black dense pour with a small beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate sweetness, and a hint of coffee. Full palate. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3423) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Nose ofchocolate, dark ripe fruit and lots of burnt malt. Full bodied and very creamy in the mouth. . Flavor is is lots of reich chocolate, the fruit, some coffee and some light hops. Finish is bitter sweet which I always like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1313) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
Mendocino Imperial Stout has a thin, tan head, a very dark, chocolate-brown appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is rich- deep, dark-roasted malt, a touch of anise, possible coffee, milk?, and some black cherry. The flavors are the same, with bitterness that is coming from the charred malt, rather than from hops. Mouthfeel is heavy and velvety, and Mendocino Imperial Stout finishes dessert like and sipable. Overall, this is the best beer I’ve had from Mendocino so far. RJT


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