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RATINGS: 474   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.

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boisebeer's rating

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2013
GreatGreatGreatGreatGreat really nice really good and tasty at a tasting can't say more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3062) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
29 May 2015, bottle. black and boy does it look and pour like motor oil! Nose is sweet, molasses, dark malt, grainy. Full body and moderately fizzy. Tastes amazing up front but turns normal in a moment. Sweet, oatmeal almost malt up front, gets acidic after a bit. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1736) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is soy, roasted, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet, roasted, chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Tap at pine box in Seattle with commonmac and rosskyle. 6 oz pour. Black with small tan head. Smells of alcohol strongly as well as sweetness. Sugary , toffee, chocolate taste. Long lasting. Pretty smooth with alcohol bite. Lots of flavor. Could make you go crazy but in a good way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (607) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a rich dark tan head. Aroma is of wood, wine, whiskey and malts. The taste is rich and complex, with notes of chocolate, malts, and wood. This is a finely crafted barrel aged imperial stout. Thumbs up!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2008 Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer. This beauty had a smooth sweet aroma. The flavors had mellowed out with just a perfect amount of malty sweetness. It held up well. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matticus_finch (12) - California, USA - APR 30, 2015
This beer is delightfully dynamic and completely insane. Other reviewers seem to disagree, but the aroma is my favorite part--intense dark chocolate, port, tobacco, mild smoke and maple sugar. Stellar. Despite the permanent stain this beer appears to leave on my glass, it isn’t quite as full-bodied and creamy as I expected. Looks like a steakhouse, drives like a bistro. This beer is worth it for the aromatics alone, though!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1123) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a dark brown head. Low carbonation. Smooth toffee that blends well with a subtle bourbon flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (305) - - APR 25, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 02.08.15. A: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, molasses, and cherry. It has a very rich smell. Bourbon is strong. A: 1/2 finger dark brown head. It quickly fades to a ring with some spots of foam. Midnight black body with no red. T: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, and cherry dominate. P: Surprisingly thin for 12.7% ABV. Smooth, but watery. O: The alcohol is hidden well. The aroma is awesome, but the taste is disappointingly muted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Black. Darkness. Oil. Fruit. Roast. Molasses syrup. Rich velvet feel. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1940) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Oily black with no head. Aroma is soy sauce and dark fruit. Taste follows with a tasty waffle cone finish. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Good.


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