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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Malts: 75% Simpsonís Golden Promise 2-row; 10% roasted barley; 5% dark crystal malt; 7% sugar and 3% oats.

Hops: Northern Brewer in the boil, the Northern Brewer, Willamette and Cascade (four further additions).

Yeast: The house London ale yeast.

Intriguingly, dried tart cherries were added to the hopback, and dried Bing cherries (and oak chips) put into the Brite tanks.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (291) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter motor oil brown. Aroma of cocoa sweet some light roastiness as well. Flavor off the top makes me think of chocolate covered cherries with a cup of coffee. Very smooth & delectable. Balanced nicely. Would easily pick up another bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Black pour. Thin, tan head. Thin, oily lacing. Nose is toffee and dried fruits. Taste is somewhat bitter with a dry finish. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bomber courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Pours near pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, smoke, soy, sunflower, very mild dark fruits. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, wood, nutty notes, cocoa, bitter hops. Full bodied, chewy, well balanced. Very nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (924) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. The pour is dark with a nice lace. The aroma is full of malt which is nice. The taste is full and roasty. Finish is nice. Better than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a like a black sludge syrup. Lots of tart cherries and licorice in the nose. Cherry doesnít come through as much in the flavor, although my friend said the previous bottles he has had, had more cherry character in them. Cherry did come out a little bit more once it reached room temperature. Finishes dry adn roasty. Mouthfeel was a touch thin and the carbonation levels were medium-high for the style. Solid beer by an in-state brewery. Iím not sure the cherries really did much to add to this outside of the aroma. Still decent complexity and itís uniqueness is a plus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. Thick oil color with thin tan head. Nose is great licorice, deep roasted chocolate malt, burnt coffee beans and ash. At the first sip a got a strong hop bitterness that reminds me of Cascade which was a big surprised since this has been cellared for at least 6 months. The bitterness is a nice way to cut all the roasted notes. Palate is thick and full with a chalky/ burnt ash texture. I donít get any cherry or fruit but it is totally fine. I donít know how old the bottle is but I enjoy it for what is in the glass in front of me. And to be able to still taste the hops is impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
pitch black, 2 finger creamy espresso head nice lacing. Nose is VERY roast with some dark chocolate. there is some weird rubber tire on the nose. taste is pretty good. thereís a bit of chlorine and chalk but nice decent chocolate, slightly buttery and tons of roast quality. Espresso shot goes on for days

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Dark brown to black pour with a brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee notes as well as some roasted malt and charred malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Rated on 5-27-2013 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium smooth tan head that had a good retention span, opaque body, fair amount of lacing, and a dark brown hue. The Aroma is malty, burnt, roasty, alcohol, hints of coffee, hops, tart, and cherries. The Taste is lightly bitter, malty, roasty, burnt, coffee, mildly hoppy, and alcohol. The Palate is smooth, dry and this is a light-medium bodied Imperial Stout. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, has a lingering roasty aftertaste, is a sipping beer at 11%ABV, and worth trying. I would recommend this beer to those who like this beer style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle, thanks to RobertDale. Dark brown, nearly black in color. Lively brown head dissapates at a moderate pace... I find the aroma overly sweet; molasses, dark fruit, and anise. Reminds me of Bells 9k, but less cloying. Roast and smoke in the taste, really a campfire type flavor. Light oak and a little more molasses. Misses the mark for me.


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