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RATINGS: 484   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (106) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Shared with friends this weekend. I remember saying that this one would be a good companion to a lumberjack’s breakfast. So engaging in the nose, brown sugar, molassas, maraschino cherries, chocalate, bacon grease, just so out of the ord. Viscous and layers of depth to this, oily on the back. light brown clouds and a dark brown, almost black appearance, and again, I say, eggs and Bacon on the side.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2896) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours as thick dark black as described with just a fantastic huge creamy dark cocoa brown head. Aroma brings some molasses and maple for sure, brown sugar, leather, red wine, and some smoky malts. The flavor is rich, complex, and delicious with big cocoa, red wine, smooth and sweet whiskey, and a bitter smooth cocoa ending.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2015
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil NYC, pours oily black brown with a finger of dark brown head. Nose is awesome, rich roasty dark bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, char, coffee, bourbon. Palate is heavy on the charred chocolate, burnt brownie, bourbony vanilla, dark fruity molasses, some subtle oak. Finishes bitter, big and roasty, some semi sweet dark fruity cacao, nutty molasses, some maple sweetness. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4515) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2015
650 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer last evening. 2014 vintage. Great looking thick mocha head sitting on top a pitch black liquid. Aroma is rich with molasses, maple sugar, chocolate and mild barrel.

The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and creamy. Lots of molasses up front turning into dark fruits and maple before ending on very mild whiskey barrel. After drinking half a snifter the warming of the alcohol gets nice, warms the belly. I enjoy huge stouts… this is my JAM!!! Glad I have another bottle in my cellar thanks to SHIG!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1423) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bomber. Pours nearly black with a beautiful milk chocolate head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, maple. Nice full mouth with dark chocolate, oak, molasses. Bourbon, oak and molasses in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (572) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Tap at Spuyten Duyvill,Brooklyn. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, cherry, some dark fruit notes, light licorice, definitely some oak, and bourbon notes in there. Flavor is chocolate, definitely some bourbon, roasted malt, coffee. Really robust flavor. Great beer this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate and toasted malts, sugars, toffee, wood. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: heavy sweets continue, sticky, coffee, toasted flavours, alcohol, soft carbonation, heavy body, long duration. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, well-balanced, nice aroma and taste. Bottle from the brewery, Anchorage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2892) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Thick black pour. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is rich, with vanilla, roasted malt and cacao. Bit of boozy red fruit there as well. Good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrelbelly (703) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Pitch black with dark brown creamy head Roasted malts viscosity, sticky cocoa, sweet alcohol aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black witih a quick fading dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, tobacco, syrup and bourbon. Flavour is sweet and mildly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is warming bourbon, chocolate and a hint of dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Odysseyalien (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2015
The initial smell with this brew was kinda’ strange...metallic-like, if you will. Maybe that’s the molasses used in brewing. Oh yes...the molasses...and maple syrup. You can taste those notes as you sip away. I can clearly distinguish the two. As this delicious beverage warms, the flavors become even more amazing. The head on this beauty was small to medium. It lays a nice thin head even roughly 10+ minutes in my tulip. The mouthfeel reminds me of Ten Fidy. I love Ten Fidy! This brew has it’s own personality and struts it with true charm and delight. That metallic smell I mentioned at the beginning is nothing. Truly a work of art I wish I could share with others. I wish I had more of these to age.


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