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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery for my rating #666. Pours a very dark brown with just a light tan ring for a head due to an overpour from the server. Interesting aroma of molasses, cocoa, and quite a bit of alcohol. Flavor is heavy on alcohol, with molasses, cocoa, soy sauce, and some smoke. Not a great imperial stout, but still a bit enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
22oz, hand-labeled bottle courtest of iceicebaby on BA. thanks, sean! pours a deep, dark brown, almost black with just a shred of dark, beige head leaving a ring lace around the edges. aroma is awesome with huge, roasted malts, black licorice, ash, and light soy backed by uniquely sweet, dark fruits, toffee, rich chocolate, and hints of coffee. flavor is delicious as well with big, bitter, dark chocolate, roast, nutty toffee, and salty, smokey nuts with dark fruits and espresso on the finish. palate is medium bodied with low carbonation and a bit of warmth on the swallow. overall, a fantastic, under-the-radar imperial stout. really looking forward to the barrel aged version.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to JJFoodie) Sweet, vanilla, maybe even bourbon aroma. Super dark brown color but not actually black. A little mineralness to go with the nice stout flavors- vanilla, sweet brown sugar, again maybe some bourbon. I’m really liking this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a near clear black with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a nice coffee note with some roasted malts and just a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor started with coffee and is joined by roasted malts and was balanced by a nice dark chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Very creamy and dark brown pour with lingering creamy tan head. The nose is strongly slanted towards the intensely roasted malts...coffee, chocolate, burnt sugars, etc. Flavors are similarly darkly roasted grain, deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, dark sugars, molasses, and vanilla. Nice creamy body and texture. Very well brewed and satisfying. Thanks to my beer geek buddy in Grand Haven, Carl.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to JJFoodie) clear dark brown with white bubbles on top. Nose of vanilla, alcohol, graham cracker and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, cola, dark chocolate, syrup, and vanilla with a smooth medium thick finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
(12oz hand bottle, courtesy of jjfoodie) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, grass, and chocolate with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to jjfoodie, dark walnut brown color with no foam, coffee , vanilla, bitter chocolate aroma, chocolate, vanilla creme, oaky flavors, oily finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
handbottle or bottle from the brewery? thanks to jjfoodie. poured black with a khaki head. nose is chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee, and vanilla. thick on the palate, flavor is chewy chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and a nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours black with a tan head. The beer has red highlights. The aroma is roasted malt with some smoke and teriyaki sauce. The flavor is roasted malt, soy and teriyaki sauces as well as some alcohol and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.


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