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RATINGS: 416   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Pitch black with a mocha-brown small head. Leafy aroma including some caramel, toffee, coffee, and vegetal doughiness. Chewy, viscous flavour - lots of coffee, some alcohol, and plenty of hop stickiness. Quite sweet though balanced in many respects.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Thanks Puzzl for sharing this one at this CL RB gathering. Black in color with a medium to dark brown head. Aroma jumps out at you, tons of chocolate, moderate roast, caramel, molasses. Taste is also, alot of chocolate, roast, caramel, with a very full thick body, bittersweet. Finishes roasty and bitter. Excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle: Thanks puzzl (Andy) for this beauty:Huge beer.Pours an opaque black with a thick cloying body and a deep brown head. The aroma has evident wood, boozeyness, peat, black licorice/anisette. The flavor has a huge malt profile with lots of dark chocolate, boozy notes, lots of licorice-like saltyness. The finish leans more toward a rich roastyness with coffee characteristics and some hop resins are evident. A big, rich and somewhat dry Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Big thansk to Andy (puzzl) for sharing this bomber at the Captain Lawrence gathering. Pours a thick viscous pitch black with a nice dark tan head. Sweet sticky and syrupy aroma of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, along with some roast, light coffee, tons of chocolate and black patent malts. Thick full mouthfeel- syrupy and sweet, lots of brown sugar, hints of rum, toffee, coffee, lots of dark chocolate, dark dried fruits- raisin/prune, licorice, light smoke and burnt charred wood- black patent malts come through in the end. Woody and charred bitterness in the end.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
[270-20070413] 22floz (c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds, tupalev). Marshmallow apple banana sauce with a caramel toasted sugar delay -- like a caramel-drizzled banana sundae special! Dark black brown with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Very sweet malted roasty sugar-coated banana, very noticeable alcohol, nice aftertaste. Full body, quite smooth. Couldn’t have a lot but wow it’s gooood, and boozy smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Vintage 2005. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size light-brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol -- surprisingly sweet. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, hops, a hint of chocolate, dark fruit and some alcohol -- a little sweet too, like tupalev below, it kind of reminds me of a stronger Baltic Porter. Nice medium to full body. Well done, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mds, and Mabel, Harry’s bottle. Strong sweet baltic porter like aroma - sweet and very nice. Pitch black, no head. Taste is decadent: silky body, sweet malt, sharp hops and lots of alcohol. Like a very strong baltic porter. A treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Black body with a tiny creamy head that fades (3+). Sweet boozy chocolate aroma is lovely, hint of brown sugar. Notes of of dark boozy fruit, mild roast is subtle muted chocolate. Average to medium palate is a touch thin but smooth. (3+) Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle (650ml - 2005 vintage). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, mds and tupalev - my bottle via trade with DarkElf - DarkElf+ Fest ’07!!. Thick, purple-black pour, small tan head. Thick, rich, oily, overroast malt taste, herbal hops, almost sweet, smooth and not overpowering. strong cherry tartness in the finish. Pretty thick, oily, light acidity; silky. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle shared by moejuck & spector at C-Bus 6, thanks guys! Black pour with red edges and a tan head. Aroma of bready malt molasses and light elements of bourbon. Flavors of chocolate and coffee stood out coupled with vanilla, oak and othe bourbony traits. Thick mouthfeel, roasty/chocolate finish. MY love for this is ticking clock.


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