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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (151) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Poured from a 22. Color is a nice chestnut brown. Aroma has a burnt malt nose and first sip definitely has a burnt malt, plasticy flavor. As the beer warmed the flavors came together a bit more, but still got an overwhelming burnt grain and bitter grass flavor. Interesting beer. Half a glass was plenty for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (743) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
You really taste the gravity. It pulls you in. A huge attractive force. It has a pleasant inviting mild aroma but huge flavors. Taste one draws you to taste two. Then the gravity grabs you and pulls you to the bottom of the bottle. It leaves you thinking 'how did I get here so fast?' ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (560) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a cream colored head. Aroma of malts and a bit of chocolate. Taste is dark and a bit sweet. It is very smooth and drinkable. Not as complex as some Imperial Stouts. Very inexpensive compared to many. Thumbs up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidjh01 (1) - - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Bought on a whim because it sounded interesting. Rich roast malt flavor with a nice balance. 9% ABV made itself known at first taste but overall a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Dark chocolate, licorice and mocha abounds. A little light for the style but so drinkable and smooth it kinda makes up for it. Not a hoppy Imperial, but enough for balance."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark brown, rich molasses aroma with some nice dark sugars. Medium body for style, but rich slightly sticky texture. A balanced, tasty impy, lighter but really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared with jackl, thanks! Clear very dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice candy. Taste is lightly spiced peppermint, dark cocoa, coffee. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle split w/ Travlr. Cheers! Deep brown with a thick tan head. Toffee and dark roasted chocolate. Toasted nuts and vanilla cream. Flavor of toasted brown bread. Substantial chewy malts. Dark cocoa. Roasted coffee. Peanut butter. A bit light and watery, slick. Soft carbonation. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a nearly opaque black-brown color with a small khaki colored head that has fair retention. The aroma is medium in strength with a very pronounced anise and licorice character. The taste, unlike the aroma, is dominated by chocolates, mocha and coffee. there is just a touch of anise and plenty of bitter walnuts on the back end. The palate is full and smooth, but just a tad thinner than I have some to expect in a RIS. The finish is long and dry. Overall: Fairly decent and not too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle: Very dark brown, topped with a finger of creamy beige head. No real lacing to speak of, but a nice beige ring throughout. Nose isn’t overly assertive, but roast and cocoa dominated. Roast, cocoa, and hops combine for a roasty and bittersweet cocoa taste. Good flavors and very drinkable. Seems a little on the lighter side (for an impy stout), but in a good way. Easily polished off the bomber solo with no adverse effects.


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