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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked Imperial Stout. Part of the 2010 Pop Ten Series. December 2010.

Rebrewed in 2014


fiver29's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (628) - - JUN 2, 2015
It’s so black! It’s so impossibly black! One finger of foam the consistency of boiling sugar tops the ebony liquid with the color of cinnamon sticks. A beautiful, spirited aroma: black strap molasses, peanut butter, a splash of coffee, nougat. Cocoa butter and something savor blend in the background. The flavor is almost off-puttingly tangy. Prunes, brandy, toasty oak. Much fruitier here than in the aroma, which was more nutty. Espresso vapors add some bite and acidity. Give it some time and warmth and the complexity of fruit flavor emerges a bit more -- raisins, definitely and pomegranate, maybe. Creamy medium body; gentle carbonation. Hardly any heat, which is pretty impressive. Bitterness is actually pretty intense, scraping the sides of the tongue between sips. Smooth once it warms up. Nice dark fruit flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
650ml bottle. Black pour, the smoke blends into the stout, but htis one is huge and boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6055) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is strong smoke and roasted malt. Slick mouthfeel with nice chocolate, light smoke, wood, light booze, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This poured a very dark.brown with a dark tan head. Aroma was of.smoke, dark.chocolate and light barrel. Flavor was incredibly balance, Smokey but not burnt, not overly sweet, and dark.chocolate. Lacking barrel, but really tasty impy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Black with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, soy sauce and heavy roast. Sweet flavor full of dark chocolate and some smoke. Huge mouthfeel. Beautiful! Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (2233) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pretty long want of mine. Thanks for bringing it on the trip. Pours a dark brown black. Not much head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate. Roasty. Taste is sweet. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Dan. Poured super black with dark tan head. Aroma smokey vanilla choc dark fruit. Light/min carb med thick bod. Bitter smokey choc dry taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and a bit of smoke. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Black. The smoke is there in the aroma, and some smoked meat in the flavor, but also with bourbon. I might have liked this more without the bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5889) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle from Superstar Beverage in Huntington. Pours a very thick, viscous black with some creamy, off white head. Nose has a ton of black licorice and molasses, hugely sweet, malt too, some mild smoke, some umami notes, plenty of booze too. Flavor follows right along, very thick, burnt caramel, molasses, liquid licorice, some anise, some smoke, pencil lead. Full bodied, thick, boozy finish.


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