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Natty Greene’s Cellar Series Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Traditionally, the Imperial Stout was brewed for the Russian Czar and became the king of stouts. As a HIGHER GRAVITY beer, the Imperial Stout is robust and flavorful. It has strong malt presence, full mouthfeel from flaked oats and a roasted chocolaty flavor. Once mature, the Imperial Stout is hand racked into bottles, sealed with wax and stamped as a cellar series release. Enjoy now or store in a cool, dark place - like the Cellar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to Toby back in the day. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is big roast malts chocolate coffee and some vanilla. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate some molasses sweetness and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from my cousin in Greensboro. Dark roasty malt, Italian prune plum, and cola aroma. Black brown with a large tan head. Dark roasty charred malt, fresh prune plum and cola-ish flavor. Light coffee and chocolate flavor developed as it warmed, near the end of the glass. Medium, over-carbonated body. Very light for the style. The whole thing was over- carbonated, which ruined it for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2012
750 mL bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, NC (brewed November 2011, bottle 264 of 600). First of all, the bottle. This is a 750 mL bottle dipped in blue wax. The label lists this as the Second Edition. The number is done by hand and the label looks like it were from Nathaniel Greene’s time (1742-1786) from the yellowed parchment colored label to the old style typeface and even the old-school abbreviation for North Carolina (No. Carol.). All are interesting touches and for only $9 this is an attractive looking package. The pour is dark brown, almost black, with a silky looking khaki head. Amazing aroma of chocolate, oak, vanilla, and faint grassy hops. Heavy smoke is noted on the initial taste but more coffee and chocolate can be detected after the first few sips. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel for an Imperial Stout. A touch of warmth from the alcohol is noted. Overall, the pour and aroma really had my hopes up for an outstanding beer, and perhaps with more time this will be, but this is a pretty average Imperial Stout by my estimation.

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