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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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9.% a.b.v. our version of this classic export ale. Unlike most brewers we add a special decoction cycle to our brew day to increase the malty backbone to this once a year specialty. A generous amount of bittering hops balances well with the high roast, chocolate and black malt flavor. Viscosity is high and flavors improve as the ale warms in temperature


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2011
Will pour a five+ finger thick brown head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color with hints of mahogany. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Baked chocolate nose, flavor is baked-burnt chocolate, smooth. Higher ABV is hidden. Decent imp stout but way overpriced at $19.99 for a 22oz bottle #365 from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawker (16) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Good imperial stout, dark head, nice combination of flavors. Nice hoppy tast

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (666) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is opaque black, small off-white head ring with mild lacing. Aroma is pleasant roasted malt with bit of liquor, coffee, cocoa. Taste is very sweet, almost too sweet, with a bit of cocoa and coffee as with aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied, average texture, finish is mostly sweet with slight bitter balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle # 460 Batch # 1395 Sat on this one for a few years thought today be a good time to drink it. Still well carbonated great chocolate aromas’ and a slight coffee note in there as well. Flavor comes off as a sweet mocha flavored drink. A good sipper I’d age this one again, if I could track down the brewer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3066) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
#360 of brew no. 1162. The pour is very dark brown with ruby red hues glistening in the light. Nice frothy brown head. Not as black as I expected for an Impy Stout. Smoky aromas on the nose to start followed by an enticing maltiness and mellow alcohol bite. The body is heavy and creamy. Warming on the tongue. The taste is comfortably bitter but there is not a lot of chocolate sensations happening. The bottle costs about $20. This is worth trying but it might be cheaper to try it on tap at the pub itself. And I do not think this beer is widely available outside of NH.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Supah black pour with a beautiful mountainous tan frothy head. The nose is filled with charred malts, molasses, brownie, and molasses. The flavor holds huge ashy roasted malts with caramel, molasses, bakers chocolate, and cream. The palate is a tad thin, but has epic creamy effervescence. A really nice offering.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (349) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours dark, near black with quickly disappearing tan head leaving it naked on top. At least this allows the rich roasted aroma to come through in force. Flavor has some nice roast with hints of chocolate up front, and a very smooth mouthfeel, but is followed by a slightly astringent finish which detracts - it makes me take another sip, but for the wrong reason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
All these imp stouts look the same. This one smells boozier than others. Some coffee and some boozy flavors. Good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6090) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle # 390 Brew # 1162. Slow poor into a snifter produced large foamy, thick, abundant off white head. Head covers the snifter on the way down. Nose of slight alcohol and malt. Taste is roasted malt with a hint of chocolate in the finish. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy. Medium almost full bodied. I paid $13.99 for this bottle, we think $14 could be spent on a much better brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt, dates and prunes, light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light smoke, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.


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