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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, roastiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Draught. Pours black with an average, fizzy light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, nutty), light hop (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 1. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Big roast aroma. Beige head. Black rich on the palate hoppy and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish. 2. On Tap at Vine Street Pub, Denver 17/09/2010 As Nihilist Imperial Stout November 2009 Big chocolate aroma. Dark red coloured hoppy and strong in alcohol with a hint of bitterness in a dry chocolate roast finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Tap @ Vine Street location. Dark black appearance with a dark brown head. Deep roasty, chocolate malty aroma. Quite roasty and fairly bitter chocolate malty body. Roasty finish and aftertaste. I think Addiction is far superior.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the Vine club, noted as higher alcohol, I undertsand 9%. Black, little small brown head, lacey. Coffee aroma. Hop bitterness throughout, a wine finish. Rich roast,a little chocolate, a bit burnt. Drinkable though not very drinkable. Carbonation right there. Would be great on cask. A bit of acid from the roast in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft. Dense, oily black body with a creme brule dark brown colored head. Pretty much nails all the standard characteristics of good imperial stout - roast, medium to good level attenuation, oily, rich body - medium hop presence, chocolate and cocoa flavored dense malts - but it doesn’t really stand out. Seems very neutral on the tongue, quiet, mild, etc., which I usually go for but I think this one is a little too quiet. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, but it’s not a stout that makes you get into it and think about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draught (circa 2009-10?). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of wood, vanilla, alcohol, prune. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery (Vine St) is thick black with tan head, aroma brings notes of anise, big, big anise with hints of roast, chocolate and coffee, nice dark fruit and earth notes come through as well. Taste is anise and dark figs, raisins and plums, touch of caramel and coffee, finishes fairly bitter with a great mouthfeel. This tastes like Abyss would if it wasn’t BA. Nicely done, though not quite my style of IS.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5653) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma is rather dry with roast malt, coffee, wood, cherries. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, cherries. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 240212

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Tap at Vine Street - thick black pour, with a frothy, dark tan lace - March 2009 vintage - slick, thick mouthfeel - intense roast and bitterness reminiscent of coffee - bittersweet chocolate - alcohol warmth, but nothing I would consider heat - chewy, but easy-drinking for the style - a bit of cocoa and continuing warmth through the dry finish - very good.


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