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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2006
From the Tap, Thanks to MikeMac for this sweet necture: Pitch black with dark mahogony brown. The best lacing I have ever seen, all the way around the glass.. from top to bottom. Palet was thick and chewy. Taste had a slight alcohol burn for the first 2-3 sips, but quickly smoothed out to a nice coffee sweetness. Also had hits of rasins, pines, figs, and some nice lightly sweet chocolate. Some sips had a subtle fruit hoppy warming sensation. other had notes of smoth cedar An awesome brew if you can get your hands on one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roots2Branches (1) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2007 does not count
Full flavored.. roasted chocolates balance perfectly with citrus notes; alcohol content is quite high but well masked by robust flavor, although tends to linger on palate. Consistency in appearance, holds well and maintains rich aroma throughout. One of the better Imperials.. sophisticated.. not for beginners or faint of heart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2003
A bold imperial stout. Sampled this at the Polar Beer Fest. Poured out into the glass as dark as midnight. Aroma was that of malt. Roasted malts and licorice come through quite strong tastewise, but aren't overdone. This is a big beer that doesn't disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
(12 oz non-labeled bottle from mibirder)uber oily black with not much head.the aroma is a nice mix of dark fruits,roasted malts,smoke,coffee,chocolate,and a slight hop finish.flavor is much of the same with the chocolate and coffee shining through a bit more.complex yet smooth,with a long lasting finish.this is seriously awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours brown out of the bottle, but appears black in the glass. Unfortunately is a bit lighter in color than I prefer, and it doesn’t appear to be bottle conditioned. Dark red fruit and chocolate in the nose, but it doesn’t have the vibrancy I’d prefer. Flavor has some serious concentration and depth to it. Very flavorful and complex from start to finish. Anise, chocolate, dark roast, fudge, bitter hop. Wow, a beauty. Great recipe. Well executed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle from MBC. This beer pours deep dark brown, pretty much black. Smells is both fruity, chocolate and a little boozy. Taste is huge, and complex, very large coffee and burn malt flavor, with sweetness of dark chocolate, and a finish you make sure you notice the 12%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle bonus from mbirder. Thanks Sean. Aroma is thick with chocolate, sweet breadcrust, light spice and mild coffee. Thicker mouth feel and nice taste: more brownie chocolate, roast, brown sugar. Flavor was almost a 9.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2006
On tap @ Oak Cafe 2005 Pours dark brown to black. Nice dark tan to brown head it seemed to linger longer than most imperials. Aroma was piney and fruity at first then came the chocolate. Flavor Chocolate up front then some light licorice and fruit followed by a big roasty coffee finish. Very thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Hand bottled by MikeMac. Pours black, with a brown head. Aromas are chocolate, roasted malt, as well as some dark fruit. Flavors are roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Palate is nice, ending a little bitter and with some astringency. Alcohol is there, but it doesn’t sem like 12%. This should bottled and made more widely available. Really good stuff.

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