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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

Also labeled under the "Alaska’s Most Wanted" series.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Thanks from Secret Santa for this gem. Pours a 10W-30 black with dark brown sugar thin head. Very rich chocolates, both dark and milk, with petite syrah and oak nose. Finishing aromas are dark cherry and raisins. Palate is medium to light bodied, making this way to easy to drink. Flavors of dark pitted fruits, cherry, oak and roasted coffee beans. I want it to feel thicker and have a deeper, darker flavor than it teases you with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1149) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a somewhat viscous super deep rich black with a tight redish brown crema head...looks perfect in the glass. Rich nose that is right away deep roasted malt, spice bread, vanilla, chocolate, light tobacco, hints of peat and cinnamon...but a very noticeable presence of cabernet. Sweet deep malt, dark chocolate, light peat/smoke, vanilla, graham, coffee, jammy wine that walks closely to being a touch metallic...maybe due to the black patent malt? Light carbonation, but works perfectly with this one and if gives it a rich creamy and somewhat slick mouth feel. Love the blend of mix of whiskey and wine barrels. Impy stouts is the style that first pulled me into craft beer, with that beer being 06 Abyss. Since then my plate has changed and although I appreciate them, I can’t remember the last time I consumed a bomber by myself. This is one that I did...albeit was over 2 nights.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bottle indicated it was bottled in August, thanks to BA piclee) Pours jet black with nice dark carbonation/head. Nose of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch. Taste of cream, dark chocolate, brown sugar with nice body and finish. Hints of smoke and tobacco in this one too. Truly a great Impy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to savnac. Pour is straight black with a reddish brown thick head. Aroma is rich roasted malt, vanilla, red wine, cocoa, vanilla, and faint alcohol. Flavor is also very rich with a nice roasted malt backdrop for the vanilla, red wine, and cocoa to be displayed on. This has a touch of an alcohol kick but very smooth overall. Definitely huge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
22 oz bottle from the Indy crew. Pours a pitch black opaque pour, a small brownish head that hits the corners well. Aromas are a bit roasty, sweet caramel, a touch of cocoa and coffee, a bit more vague. Initial is failr y roasty and bittern medium bodied, a bit hot, a touch of cocoa, a lot of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, sweetness covered up very well. Finish roasty and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle shared by beernbourbon at the ratebeer chicago tasting- thanks a ton, VINCe! Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses, bourbon, cocoa, moth balls, a little dough, and a hint of red wine barrel. Flavor is much the same with some prunes, tobacco, and chocolate thrown in for good measure. Nice body- sticky mouthfeel. A well balanced, tasty offering. Glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Black, big brown head of mixed bubbles. Nose is butterscotch and coffee and lightly tart. Has a salty, smokey sort of quality to it. Really nice thick mouthfeel w/ a cusion of gentle carbonation. Malty overall but balanced by a generous portion of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Thanks to my stupidity of not adding this at the time nor did I take notes, I guess I will wing it. Special thanks to MrBunn for sharing this gem a few weeks ago. Aromas and flavors of chocolate and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel that is oh so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this beer. Pours black with a dark brown head. Very attractive. The aroma is toasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. You also get some vanilla. The flavor is strong on the oak aging, with oak and vanilla being prominent. You get a little bit of bitterness as well. Medium mouthfeel and no detectable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a thin copper head. aroma was bourbon, dark roast, coffee, vanilla, and veinous. flavor was bourbon, peat, and alcohol. body was slick with low carbonation.

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