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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth this Imperial Stout has a big roast hit up front balanced by ample hop bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adsabine (1) - Mission, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
I am new to home brewing all grain, I am not a fan of stouts but this was great! I am unworthy to be critical, but this was not overwelming like most stouts are, I am a fan of hops but I didnít taste a lot of hops, I am a fan of late hop additions, I will remain a fan of Ninkasi!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (604) - TURKEY - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours inky black with milk-chocolate creamy head, very light roasted malt aroma, bitter burnt taste, full body with strong kick of alcohol at the background, long finish. Surprisingly smooth for that high alcohol content, but with a long standing bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma is pretty faint with a bit of an ashiness present. A little char is present, almost like a burger on a grill. Really not much else. Essentially opaque black body present with a medium strong, foamy light tan head. Starts with a moderate unsweetened chocolate flavoring. Light bitterness and light roastiness follow. Becomes a bit metallic late. Ethanol is hidden well, and this had a nice, velvety mouthfeel. Not too sweet. A nicely balanced Imperial Stout that is woefully underrated. Of course, the aroma could use some improving.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light tan head. Light aromas of black coffee and dried roasted malts. Light flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate, ash and alcohol. Cleansing carbonation. Not too impressive but will go well with minted chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured from tap to glass. Dark brown with reddish hue and creamy tan head. Aroma is toffee, floral, roasted malt, coffee, molasses. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body and average carbonation...almost nitro like. Taste is sweet initially with astringent bitterness in the finish. Overall this is a pretty nice imperial stout although a bit hoppier than a traditional brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Pours fairly dark, but not pitch black. Lighty roasted nose with a touch of milky sweetness. Sugary/milky up front with a bit of roasted coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent stout, but underwhelming for an impy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Shadow (106) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours very dark brown almost black. Very small quickly disappearing tan head. Roasted flavour with hints of choclate, coffee, caramel and malt. Slight alcohol taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LarryBeast (454) - - DEC 18, 2013
650ml bottle. Strong dark chocolate roast aroma and fruity hop presence up front punctuates the start of a gradually worsening drinking experience. Finishes dry, a bit bland and pasty.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled: unk A: black, a finger of khaki foam falls to a sheet of the same. No lace. S: leather, alcohol, some hops (piney), a little bit of sweetness from the malts. Some licorice and cola smells. I canít shake the feeling that this reminds me of a bag of teriyaki beef jerky. T: malt is sweet with a odd gunpowder flavor. Some meaty flavors. A bit of hops. Some molasses. M: Thin for the style with lower carb. Semi dry finish. Fail. O: I canít tell if this is a poor attempt at a Black IPA, or a poor attempt at a stout. They call it a stout, so, yeah, itís not something I would offer up as a goodie. Thin and poorly constructed malt wise. Iím starting to think the ABI influence on this brewery is taking its toll... Serving type: bottle 12-14-2011

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1030) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Third Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Very dark brown in color. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, spiced chocolate, and a touch of oxidation. Taste is cherry, milk chocolate, toasted malt, and a hint of bourbon.


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