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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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Smoked Imperial Stout. Part of the 2010 Pop Ten Series. December 2010.

Rebrewed in 2014

fiver29's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours thick jet black with than head. Aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Dense and creamy mouthfeel. Almost as if it was made with oats. Taste was very nice meld of smoke, peat, coffee, roasted malt, and an herbal note. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out complex molasses, bourbon, vanilla and wood - not a whole lot of smoke. Flavour is rich as fuck, with loads of bourbon, vanilla and molasses, followed by a touch of smoked malt. Modest sweetness on the finish. Viscous as fuck, with a huge bourbon and vanilla finish. Excellent extreme beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2014, at 11.6%Vol, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex smoked Stout, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly smoked/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Shig. Shared by me at Phresh’s birthday tasting. Pours oily black. Tan head. Nose/taste of fudge cake, molasses, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Motor oil thick but still not overwhelming. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Light smoke, chocolate, sweet aromas. Nice smoke, chocolate and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
Khaki head slightly thick pour very dark as well mild carbonation aromas molasses rich malts woody note bourbon dark fruits smoke note honey coffee the flavours fruit rich malt smokeyness liquorice dried fruit bourbon note and vanilla the mild oak prune light oily touch really smooth to drink succulent taste the coffee and spice touches so well balanced medium bitter good sweetness the finish smoke and bitter flavour lasting bourbon hops rich malts all you need in a rich imperial

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Have had this from the bottle recently, but as I didn’t trust my palate on the previous occasion, I nabbed this one on tap at Belmont. (Thanks to Brian for the unrated tastes, though.) A: Thick mocha head fading into an appreciable foam layer. Black as the river Styx in Hades. Leggy. N: Licorice, char, smoke, huge coffee, burnt brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, malted milk, black pepper, earth, and an appreciable cinnamon quality. T: Very sweet, then intensely bitter and smokey. Great interplay. M: Creamy, heavy body, oily like it belongs at Jiffy Lube. O: Reminds me of Hunahpu’s without the need for all of the adjuncts, and it is in fact, much better. Bourbon adds an appreciable depth without dominating the beer, and that makes it all the more superior in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from 2014 for rate #6300:   Pours like motor oil, thick and black, viscous pour, small brown foamy head, little lacing.   Sweet roasted malts, apple skin, a touch of bourbon, and some very mild smoked malts on the nose.   Smooth on the tongue, similar to the nose but also picking up some soy sauce.   Hides the 12.6% very well.   Fairly full bodied, silky smooth.   Finishes with apple skin, sweet roasted malts, soy sauce, soft bourbon, and a touch of campfire.   A very easy to drink 13% Imperial Stout.   Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2266) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Chocolate aroma. Some smoke. Taste is sweet malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnomungus (55) - - SEP 5, 2014
Smells like an aerosol lubricant disaster, but tastes like chocolate and currants. It’s pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyan (30) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Batch 1. At about 4 years old, this is one that was better a while back. The smoke has given was to fruity raisiny oxidation, overwhelming the subtle fruitiness this beer has from the red wine barrels, vanilla?s faded leaving mild soy sauce notes and a nice rich stout base. The palate is similar with rich, fruity oxidation, raisins, mild toffee, dark chocolate and blackberry jam. Despite my criticism, this is very good, just not as special as it once was.

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