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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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 (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized brown head. Aromas of tobacco, smoke, wood / oakiness, and earthy. Tastes of wood, chocolate, charred, smoke, and vanilla. Overall alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2677) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle @ RBBWG 2016. Many thanks! Black, colour, thin head. Very sweet nose of caramel, molasses, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Very sweet and sirupy. Good imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
20/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-188) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: wow, yes, spot on! Very roasted, sweet notes, caramel, fudge, vanilla, chocolate. Lovely! MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, vanilla, lots of crème brulée, really lovely stuff. Aftertaste: little bitter, sugary, alcohol, lots of caramel, bit spicy, some ginger bread, sweet, alcohol, very impressive beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours black, no real head. Smell is coffee, toffee, sweet. Some dark malts. Taste is sweet, bitter, coffee, toffee, dark Chocolate. Very Nice mf and carbo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2245) - - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Tim. Very thick body, feels like coffee liquor with notes of Irish cream. What a beast, glad we enjoyed that one near the very end of a long session :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle, original batch
Black with a small tiny brown head. Aroma is dark berries, salty licorice; dark chocolate, hints of raisins, toasted, Taste is medium sweet, soft biter slight smoke. Finish is sweet berries,hints of toffee and dried fruits, some cocoa notes. Medum to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Good, nice oxidized notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin brown lacing N: Coffee, cocoa, hint of ash T: Ash, coffee, cocoa nibs O: Very thick mouthfeel! Bitter, some sweetness and quite tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample @ RBBWG 2016, thanks René. Brune foncé,e quais noire, col fin beige, doré au verre. Arôme offre un nez type de ces gros stouts impériaux US, pas mal de malt caramel, chocolaté et surtout de la mélasse, le bourbon arrive plus en retrait. Palais est épais, malté, grains chocolaté mélasse bien là au point que le tout devient vite saturé au niveau sucré. Note limite oxydée, soja, Bourbon ajoute encore à ce côté doux vanillé. Le profil fumé reste assez modéré et offre une certaine contrebalance par rapport à l’épaisseur de la bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1306) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen. Pitch black with a brown layer. Sweetish-malty, fruity and slightly smoky aroma of dark ripe fruits, chocolate, caramel as well as hints of iodine and peat. Sweet-malty, fruity and slightly smoky taste of chocolate, dark ripe fruits (ripe cherries), caramel as well as hints of iodine and peat, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, moderately peaty and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing Benzai! 650 ml. bottle shared @ RBBWG V. Black, small very dark mocha head. Nose is thick smoked varnish with umami notes coated in thick licorice, molasses, not really getting the bourbon in the nose. Taste is sweet thick licorice, bourbon, vanilla, thick molasses, syrupy, warming sugar, candy, viscous, light smoke in the finish & dash of sweet bourbon, low warming red wine. Lower carb. & thick molasses, touch vinous body. Delicious thick affair.

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